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Posted at: Sep 15, 2018, 1:11 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2018, 1:11 AM (IST)

New four-storey buildings must have stilt parking

Parking bay mandatory for single-storey structures

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

Manohar Lal Khattar government has spared a thought for the acute parking problem in urban areas across the state. Now, stilt parking in case of multi-storey residential buildings and parking bay for single-storey buildings will be mandatory.

Allowing construction and registration of fourth floors in all residential areas from Thursday, the government said 12.5 square metre parking  space would be necessary for approval of building plans in residential plots beyond 150 square metres.

The Haryana Building Code,  2017,  seeks to end  variations and bring uniformity in  building bylaws adopted by development agencies like the Haryana Shehari Vikas Pradhikaran, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation and municipal corporations.

Earlier, a plethora of building bylaws by various development agencies had posed many practical problems for property owners and authorities concerned.

The Chief  Minister, who announced  the  decisions on Thursday, said a maximum of 15-metre height would be  allowed  for construction of four storeys. “The  provision for stilt parking for multi-storey buildings and car bay  for single-storey houses will be strictly enforced,” he added.

House owners would have complete freedom in construction and designing the interiors of residential buildings. Structural safety  would be the only consideration for approval of building plans, officials said. Self-certification had been implemented for all residential building plans and occupation certificates.

Basements in houses

The government has allowed the use of basements for residential purposes provided fire, lighting and ventilation norms are met. The construction of fourth floor and allowing residences in basements will go a long way in addressing housing needs of people, especially in major towns.


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