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National Capital gets its new building bye-laws


Real estate projects in Delhi will now get Government approvals within 30 days through an integrated online single window approval process under the revised building bye-laws for the city, according to the published media reports.

Unified building bye-laws for Delhi, revised after 33 years were announced by the Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday.

Elaborating on the new laws, Naidu said they 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 further said that applicants can make one single online application to concerned urban local body instead of approaching various agencies there by reducing human interface and enabling approvals in just 30 days.

“These bye-laws would prove to be a role model for other cities in times to come,” said UD Minister while releasing the revised building bye-laws for Delhi 2016, which aim to boost ease of doing business in the capital.


Buildings have now been categories based on risk – low risk with 105-500 sq mtr built up area and very low risk go downs of up to 250 sq mtr. Local bodies will be required to grant permits within 10 to 20 days.

The Government has eased the building approval process with one common single application form for online submission by the building applicants and single payment to the concerned urban local body electronically. Obtaining permission for commencement of construction has been removed.

Building with built up area between 20,000 to 150,000 sq mtr will now be able to get environmental clearance from urban local bodies. Residential plots of size up to 105 sq mtr are not required to obtain sanction of building plans.

The number of documents to be submitted for obtaining building permits has been reduced from 40 to 14 and for obtaining completion-cum-occupancy certificate from 36 to 9.

The previous bye-laws, which were notified by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in 1983, had been amended many times, with last amendments made in 2009. The new revised bye-laws has been notified by DDA and will be applicable on the areas under DDA’s jurisdiction.