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Punjab to approve building plans for independent floors

Punjab local government department on Tuesday allowed approval of building plans for G+2, G+3 and S+4 independent floors under the Punjab Municipal Building Byelaws 2018 and subsequent amendments which provide for independent floors.

Cabinet minister Brahm Mohindra said the instructions were issued to all urban local bodies regarding this order and they have been asked to immediately implement it.

The decision would help the department fetch more than Rs 60 crore through various charges which would be paid by the builder. It will also help small builders who are facing big financial crunch due to Covid-19.

Mohindra said it was found that some urban local bodies were not clearing the building plans of G+3 and S+4 on the pretext of a previous letter. It is now clarified that there is no ban on G+3 and S+4 building plans and they will be given clearance in accordance with Punjab Municipal Building Byelaws 2018 as amended from time to time, including the amendments notified in 2019.

The minister clarified that no ban ever imposed on G+2, as far as G+3 and S+4 are concerned the building byelaws are very clear on this. He said that in all these approvals there would be no violations of the building byelaws and the project must be registered with the Punjab Real Estate Regulatory Authority.


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