Why Project clearances take time…
07 Jul 2014
in NEWS WINGS
A real estate project requires clearances from around 40 government agencies during the planning, design, construction and occupancy phases. Though this should not be an excuse for builders to delay construction, it does hamper their plans. The clearances vary across states. Here are the host of clearances that a builder must obtain in Maharashtra & Gujarat
Submission of project proposal
The developer has to submit a location plan, site plan, layout plan, building plan and service plan to the municipal authorities under Regulation 5 of the Development Control Rules, 1981.
Building proposal department: 3-8 days
Lift installation/ Operation
The developer needs to take permission from the public works department to install the lift. A separate license is required to operate it. The license needs to be renewed every year.
Public Works department: 45-60 days
Occupancy certificate (OC)
Once the developer has completed the construction according to all the norms, he can apply for the occupancy certificate.
Building department: 2 months
The developer needs permissions from the National Highway Authority of India to get access to the road.
NHAI: 2 months
Coastal regulatory authority
If the developer’s project is in close proximity to the sea, he has to take approval from Coastal Zone Management Authority because construction is not allowed up to 500 meters from the coast
Coastal Zone Management Authority: 8-12 months
Once he gets the NOCs, the builder can apply for a clearance certificate. Following a verification a clearance certificate is issued. He can then pay a development charge to start construction.
Once the civic plans are submitted, a sub engineer conducts onsite inspection and submits his findings to the assistant engineer’s ..
– An online portal, where all relevent documents can be uploaded for verification and certificates can be issued could simplify matters further.
– Physical inspection of project sites to ensure norms are being followed can be coordinated by a single body, instead of each department having its own team of inspectors.