In order to keep the pace of development of residential areas in Ghaziabad similar with other districts of UP, the housing board has amended the building bylaws of the district. Ghaziabad Development Authority has received the order just a day back and it has come into force with immediate effect.
As per the new bylaws, if someone wants to construct a house on plot sizes measuring between 150 and 300 sqm, then they are allowed to develop three floors with stilt parking. On the other hand, four floors along with stilt parking will be allowed on plots measuring more than 300 sqm.
As per the bylaws notified exclusively for Ghaziabad in 2014, stilt parking plus four floors were allowed in plot sized measuring between 112 and 2,000 sqm.
The GDA had identified areas within 13 residential colonies to implement the building bylaws of 2014 following an examination of basic infrastructure facilities. The survey was conducted to examine whether basic infrastructure in residential colonies were adequate to handle population pressure by allowing construction through the implementation of the bylaws.
Giving more details about the modified building bylaws, GDA chief architect and town planner, Ishtiyaq Ahmed said, “The new bylaws will not be applicable to all residential colonies. A fresh survey will be conducted to identify areas where basic infrastructure is adequate or can be upgraded to allow construction of buildings with stilt parking and three floors. No new survey will be conducted to identify colonies where four-storied buildings can be allowed. This survey had already been conducted in 2014-15 on the basis of which the residential colonies had been identified.”
He further said that the new residential colonies will be identified on the basis of infrastructure including roads, sewer lines, water supply pipelines, and electricity.