The Centre has announced unified building bye-laws for Delhi with an aim to create an integrated single window mechanism for online approval of building plans. These bye-laws, which have been revised after a gap of 33 years, were announced by the Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Wednesday.

"The new laws have been made user friendly through unification and simplification of a host of amendments made over the last three decades and integration of approvals by different agencies into a single platform," Naidu told reporters.

Applicants can submit one single online application to concerned urban local body instead of approaching various agencies. They can now also make a single payment to the concerned urban local body electronically, instead of making required payments to various agencies separately.

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change has now concurred to integrate approvals by agreeing to empower urban local bodies to accord environmental clearance for built-up area up to 1,50,000 sq m as against the present norm of obtaining EC from State Environment Assessment Authorities under  that Ministry for built-up area of 20,000 sq m and above up to 1,50,000 sq m, an official statement said.

Moreover, for residential plots of size up to 105 sq m in Delhi, the plot owner need not obtain sanction of building plans. He will only be required to submit an undertaking intimating about construction along with requisite fees and other documents to start construction.

The number of documents to be submitted for obtaining building permits has been reduced from 40 to just 14 and the maximum time limit for granting building permit has been reduced from 60 days to just 30 days to enhance the ease doing business, it added.

Owners of plots of more than 3,000 sq. m area shall construct public washroom complexes with access from outside, in addition to other mandatory sanitary requirements.


Final Draft-Unified Building Bye Laws for Delhi-2015