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SummaryThe Municipal Corporation of Delhi has hastened the process of floor-wise sanctioning of building plans.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has hastened the process of floor-wise sanctioning of building plans. Officials on Tuesday said the civic body will start receiving applications from September.

The civic agency had recently drafted a final policy in this regard, which was put up on their website for seeking suggestions and objections from residents. “We have received as many as 150 suggestions and objections. We will scrutinise all of them and incorporate them in the final policy. We will be tabling the policy in the Standing Committee in September,” said a senior MCD official.

The new policy and its implementation will benefit a number of property owners who have bought individual floors, but are unable to make any alterations because No Objection Certificates (NOCs) are required from other owners too. After this policy comes into effect, each house will become an independent unit.

“We had sent queries on floor-wise sanctioning to the Delhi Development Authority also. The last date for receiving suggestions and objections was August 15. We have been asked to table the proposal soon,” the official added.

At present, the first four floors are allowed in most parts of the city, but the owner of the uppermost floor needs to obtain an NOC from the owners of other floors if he or she wants to build an extra floor or carry out renovation work.

“We had framed a policy a few years ago but it was revised later, and floor-wise sanctioning was not allowed. The L-G was approached for this. Depending on individual cases, we will entertain applications,” the official added.

However, the building plan will be sanctioned only if the structure is certified sound by a competent authority.

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