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Policies / Guidelines

Apart from the routine planning aspects, the Planning Department is also engaged in the modifications of the Master Plan level policy under the DD Act in order to meet the challenges of urban dynamism. Some of the major recent policy modifications (approved/under consideration) are as given under:

The above notification was issued on 16.6.99. It permits setting of Motels in rural zones / Green Belt and in Commercial Zones on National Highways and inter-state roads (defined to mean a road which directly connects the National Capital Territory with a neighbouring state) of a minimum width of 20 meters. Or service roads running parallel to them.

    According to Gazette Notification amending Master Plan of Delhi (2001), mixed use is allowed in the residential areas in the following manner:

      • mixed_land_usedRetail shops (except hazardous, nuisance causing) are allowed in residential premises up to a maximum 25 percent of the ground floor coverage, or 50 square meters of floor area, whichever is less, only on the ground floor.
      • Professional offices up to 25 percent of FAR or 100 square meters, whichever is less, on any floor.
      • Vide Gazette Notification dated 11.03.2003, Nursing Homes, Guest Houses and Banks have been permitted in residential plots having more than 209 square meters (250 square yards) size and facing minimum 18 meter wide roads (13.5 meter wide in rehabilitation colonies and 9 meter wide roads in walled city/ Special Area).
      • Non-polluting household industries are allowed in residential plots to the extent of 25 percent of floor space, or 30 square meters, whichever is less.

    With a view to ensure security, safety and environmental quality of residential areas, the following activities are not allowed:-

      • Retail shops/building materials, timber, building products, marble, iron, steel and sand, firewood, coal.
      • Repair shops/automobile repair and workshops, cycle rickshaw repairs, tyre resorting and retreading, battery charging.
      • Service shops /flour mills (more than 3 KW power load), fabrication and welding.
      • Storage, godown and warehousing
      • Manufacturing units (excluding household industry)
      • Junk shop.

    DDA has framed a comprehensive policy and procedure to allow additions/alterations and additional covered area in DDA flats, which has been approved by the Government of India.

    Under the policy, the following additions/alterations in the flats constructed by DDA are condonable, for which no action will be taken under terms and conditions of allotment:

    Furthermore, the following items have been permitted, on submission of the detailed drawings by the allottee, duly certified by a Registered Architect and a qualified Structure Engineer.

    To simplify and expedite the procedure for approvals in such cases, Architects registered with Council of Architecture under Architects Act, 1972, have been given the authority to certify plans for their correctness regarding original construction as well as proposals being in conformity with building by-laws and to the guidelines of additions/alterations.

    Once the plans with all the documents certified by the Architects and the Structural Engineer and fees are submitted, they will be taken on record and treated as permitted.

    A Building Plan Fee of Rs. 200/- will be charged for processing the plans, irrespective of the covered area involved. In addition to this, a charge of Rs. 450/- per square meter will be levied for additional covered area proposed to be constructed.

    To ensure structural safety and proper construction, the Certificate of Supervision by the Architect and Structural Engineer is mandatory, along with an indemnity bond for structural stability. This will not be required by those who have given NOC only.

      • To convert existing bars into rooms provided the wall is made of only 115 mm thick.
      • Grills and glazing in the verandah with proper fixing arrangement.
      • Raising the height of the front and rear courtyard wall up to 7 feet by putting up jaali/fencing.
      • Providing a door in the courtyard wherever not provided.
      • Providing sunshades on doors and windows, wherever not provided, with proper fixing arrangements.
      • Closing the door.
      • If the bathroom or WC are not having a roof, they may be treated as open urinals and allowed.
      • Raising the wall of the balcony/terrace/parapet with a grill or glazing up to five feet in height.
      • Removal of the original structure and reconstruction with due permission in the case of single storied built-up flats only subject to the satisfaction of building bye-laws and prior approval of the local authority.
      • Construction of an open staircase (cat-ladder), where no staircase has been provided for the approach to the terrace.
      • To put/provide additional PVC water tank at the ground floor area without disturbing the common passage.
      • To provide an additional PVC water tank in the scooter/car garage at the surface level.
      • To provide a loft/shelf in the rooms without a hole in the walls.
      • To change the flooring with water-proofing treatment.
      • To remove half brick wall (4.5 inches)
      • To make a ramp at the front gate without disturbing the common passage/storm-water drain.
      • To provide sun-shades on the outer windows up to two feet wide projection
      • To provide false ceiling in rooms.
      • To make an opening of maximum size of 2.5 feet X 1.75 feet for an exhaust fan or air-conditioner in existing walls.
      • Fixing doors in the back or front courtyards.
      • Converting the window into an almirah, subject to availability of light and ventilation.
      • Shifting of the water storage tank/raising of the parapet wall up to five feet high and putting additional water storage tank at the location specified subject to capacity of storage of water limited to 550 litres.
      • Shifting of the front glazing doors/windows up to maximum outside up to existing chajja.
      • The construction of a bathroom and a WC in the rear courtyard is subject to the condition that the existing services are not affected.
      • Covering of the open terrace with sloping roofs up to 9 feet high with light-weight material such as fibre glass/AC sheets/sheets/pipes and standard angle iron sections etc. and enclosing with glazing.
      • Interchange the position of the kitchen/bathroom and WC with proper power connection, subject to structural safety. The consent of all the affected occupants/allottees shall have to be obtained prior to such permission.
      • Covering of the courtyard and roof terrace for which additional FAR charges are to be paid @ Rs. 450 per square meter of additional floor area.

      • Identify land in the NCR towns and DMA towns, which are easily accessible by transport routes for resettlement of squatters from the important project areas/ project sites.
      • A mix of relocation and in-site rehabilitation.
      • Mandatory provisions of EWS / Janta Category housing in all housing schemes.