New regulations for building standards discussed


Bhubaneswar: Stake holders from various fields today met with the Planning Wing of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA). The meet was organized in the conference room of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to discuss new regulations pertaining to the Planning and Building Standards Regulation of the authority.

The stake holders included real-estate developers, architects, planners, archaeologists, government agencies associated with urban development and officials of BDA and BMC.

The new regulation for building standards would incorporate the provisions of new and amended acts, rules, etc. and also provisions of new guidelines, by-laws, prepared by State and Central Government in recent years have also been considered. New parking norms in terms of equivalent car space (ECS) are contemplated in the draft regulations.

It also has a new provision for layouts of different sizes of lands, i.e. residential, commercial and mixed-use types of land parcels. The provision for amenities and other facilities would depend on the size of development, where large development projects will have to reserve more land for ensuring such public amenities.

Among others, specific sections have been dedicated for different aspects of development which includes provision for differently-abled and children, conservation on heritage site, green building and sustainability provision, provision for integrated township and fire and structural safety. It will also have provision for regulations related to transit oriented development, mixed use development and special area regulations.

CEO of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited Vineel Krishna addressed the gathering. Among others, BDA Planning Member and Director Town Planning of the State Government were present at the event along with other senior planning and civic officials.

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