Delhi Building Bye-Laws made user friendly; simplified, rationalized and updated

By Accommodation Times News Services

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Law Image.Seeking to put an end to the harrowing experiences of residents of Delhi in obtaining building plan approvals, the Delhi Building Bye Laws of 1983 have been simplified, rationalized and updated under the directions of the Ministry of Urban Development. The Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) in association with Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and municipal bodies have completed the simplification exercise and submitted Draft Simplified Bye Laws to the Ministry of Urban Development. The Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today directed DDA to notify them at the earliest.

The updated and simplified Bye Laws will serve as a  comprehensive singe reference ready reckoner by integrating the Building Bye Laws notified in 1983 and several changes that have been subsequently notified over the last 31 years. This will enable the residents of Delhi and the professionals in obtaining sanctions for building plans in an easy and time bound manner. Some new provisions have also been made to address emerging challenges like green construction and water conservation and management.

Some of the salient features of the simplified Bye Laws include:

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