After many urban local bodies (ULBs) failed to implement the Rajasthan Urban Area Building Regulation, the directorate of local bodies (DLB) issued a final warning to implement the Rajasthan Urban Area Building Regulation, 2020 before March 4.
A letter has been sent to the development authorities and Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) to issue the notification on the given date.
An official at DLB said, “The department had earlier released the regulation, but implementation is still pending. We have issued the direction. If ULBs still do not act, it will automatically come into existence on March 5 as per Section 337(4) of the Rajasthan Muncipal Act,” he said.
On November 12, civic bodies were given 15 days’ time for implementation of the regulation. However, majority of them failed.
Once implemented, a developer can construct a structure up to a height of 18 metre (five storeys) on a plot sized 500 square metre or more. The minimum height for a building under the high-rise category has been amended to 18 metre from the earlier 15 metre.
Multi-storey buildings will be permitted only if the road width is at least 40 feet wide. For the construction of flats, the plot size should be at least 750 square metre and the road width at least 12 metre (40 feet).
Similarly, the minimum width of the road should be at least 60 feet for construction of a coaching centre in big cities of the state. The requirement is 40 feet in smaller cities.
The minimum plot size for the construction of a coaching institute should be 300 square metre. The process for obtaining approvals of maps has also been simplified for plots of area up to 500 square metres.
Now, an owner can begin construction immediately after submitting the respective site plan and fees to the local bodies. Previously, this provision was only available for owners who had a plot size of 250 square metre.
The department has permitted small plot owners having a 90 square metre sized plot to build an additional floor. “This would facilitate more space within the same property and is beneficial since more than 60% of the plots are up to 90 square metre in area,” an official said.