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Changes in building bye-laws in offing in Jammu, many changes proposed

Last Updated on February 7, 2022 at 9:54 pm

General house meeting of Jammu Municipal Corporation was held today in which suggestions regarding change in building bye-laws were given.

The Special Session was chaired by the Mayor of JMC, Chander Mohan Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Purnima Sharma, Commissioner JMC, Avny Lavasa, Chairpersons of the Standing Committee(s), Councillors and Senior Officers of JMC also remained present in the Special Session of the General House of Corporation.

In the previous special session of the House of Corporation which was held on December 20 last year in which a number of suggestions were made and a threadbare discussions over the suggestions made.  

Thereafter, a Committee was constituted comprising of Deputy Mayor as  Chairperson of the Committee, Councillors  including Rajinder Sharma, Pawan Singh, Suneet Kumar Raina and Officers of JMC for submission of suggestions and observations/recommendations for amendments in the Unified Building Bye-Laws- 2021.

The Committee submitted their observations/recommendations in the special session held today. The Committee suggested a number of suggestions/recommendations including:

1.     Value Capture Fund to be deferred.

2.     Building permission of constructions where ground floor is existing at site in violation which was already passed by the House of Corporation.

3.     Lane Width relaxation for built-up contructions.

4.     Approval of Colonies with relaxation if the existing approach road width is less than required upto 1 Hectare.

5.     Stilt floors shall be allowed for parking. Shall be on all roads where construction is allowed.

6.     The Building fee should not be charged for religious buildings and orphanages.

7.     Labour Cess collected by JMC on behalf of Labour Department to be charged by Labour Department at their own.

8.     Ramps should not be allowed beyond drains along the plot boundary. In case there is no drain, ramp should not exceed beyond 0.75 mtr. from plot edge.

In the Special Session, a number of decisions were taken including the extension of the period of the Committee constituted for suggestions/amendments in the Unified Building Bye-Laws- 2021 for another three months so that the Committee can take more suggestions from the Councillors of each ward and submit their recommendations to the House for its approval by which JMC can provide better facilities to the General Public at large.

Mayor, JMC assured all the Councillors and Jammuites that all necessary steps shall be taken for the smooth functioning of Corporation and speedy disposal of grievances of the general public.