PUNJAB: New Building Rules

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa on Tuesday gave nod to new building rules, which were approved by the cabinet and will be applicable across the state, outside municipal limits.

The Minister said that with the implementation of these building rules, the urban development and building construction activities will get a boost, which will be helpful for the economic development of the state.

These rules would be notified shortly and made available for general public, he said.

He said that now a developer could purchase unlimited FAR for group housing, commercial, public office, hotel and industrial buildings; increase in permissible FAR for residential plotted development and educational buildings and new provision for rental housing/hostel, dhaba, miniplex and multiplex, wholesale trade/ warehouse/ integrated freight complex and commercial use in Group Housing projects has been increased from 0.20% to 1%.

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