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UDH may ease construction norms near defence areas, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

UDH may ease construction norms near defence areas, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate
JAIPUR: The urban development and housing (UDH) department is mulling a proposal to ease the restrictions on the construction of buildings close to cantonment or defence establishments from 500 metre to 100 metre. The final decision will be, however, taken after deliberations with ministry of defence.

As per the proposal, the construction up to 15 metre (four-storeys) will be allowed.

An official said, “The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has forwarded the proposal to the UDH. If approved, it would not be mandatory for owners to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to carry out construction activity in the mentioned limits.”

Earlier, the Rajasthan High Court had stayed the order of the UDH department issued on June 12, 2017 in which the state government had withdrawn the earlier restrictions put under JDA Building Regulations, 2010.

The state government was asked not to allow any construction within the radius of 500 metre from the boundary of Army area without seeking prior No-objection Certificate (NoC).

Union of India through station commander, south-west command filed a petition challenging the order of the UDH which had withdrawn restrictions in construction in the army areas.

An official said, “The final decision will only be taken after seeking legal advise and defence officials.”

Sources said, earlier, to maintain security standards, the Army had written to the state government and the JDA to restrict the construction near the military area boundary. A proposal was also given to prepare separate by-laws to carry out construction near defence area.

An official source said, “The proposal to reduce the cap from 500 metre to 100 metre is moved as thousands of constructions and renovations are getting affected. There are cases that JDA itself has allotted plots in less than 500 metre radius of the military area boundary for construction,” said a source.

Other than Jaipur, in Rajasthan there are 10 defence establishments where NOC is required including Mount Abu, Ajmer, Nasirabad, Bikaner, Suratgarh, Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Jodhpur and Jalipa.

The defence ministry on October 21, 2016 issued a circular stating that any construction or repair activity within such a restricted zone of 10 metres will require prior NOC from local military authority LMA/defence establishments. “Following this, the UDH department issued notice to inform all the civic bodies across the state. Due to this, construction at many plots was affected,” added source.


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