New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approved the amendments made to the 2016 Building Regulations. These amendments focus on reducing pollution. No additional permit will be required to build solar energy, public toilets, air purification systems, and vertical gardens up to 25 square meters. However, permission must be obtained from the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) to install a large pollution tower. The width of the steps has been reduced from 2 meters to 1.5 meters in the restaurant, auditorium, cinemahall. Government buildings and guest houses will now only require a parking space for one car in an area of 100 square meters, until now it was mandatory to make parking for two cars.
The DDA has also provided relief to those who live in unauthorized colonies. Now 200 FAR (land area ratio) has been set for these colonies. In this way, those who own their property who live in unauthorized neighborhoods will not have to pay additional construction fees up to 200 FAR. Taking into account disaster management, the width of the roads has been fixed, so that adequate water drainage can be carried out and there are no problems in relief and rescue work in incidents such as fires.
Also approved was the change to the Trans Oriented Development (TOD) manual, the Sanjay Lake View Complex project near Trilokpuri in East Delhi. The proposed 10.26 hectare project will be completed in partnership with DDA’s National Building Construction Corporation.