Bylaws revised, extra covered area for hospitals to cost more in Punjab - ECAS Punjab

Bylaws revised, extra covered area for hospitals to cost more in Punjab

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Rajmeet Singh
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 21

Getting additional covered area while constructing a hospital or a nursing home has become expensive in urban local bodies (ULBs) across the state.

Varying between 20 per cent and 33 per cent, the additional covered area is bound to put burden on basic amenities in the civic bodies.

Nod to separate floors

The government has allowed the building plans approval for independent floors (G+2, G+3 and S+4) under the Punjab Municipal Building Bylaws-2018 and subsequent amendments

Additional Chief Secretary, Local Government, Sanjay Kumar said stakeholders had been approaching the government for relief.

As per the amendments to the Punjab Model Municipal Building Bylaws 2018 and 2019, the department has increased the floor area ratio (FAR) for nursing homes and hospitals being raised on 30 ft wide and 60 ft wide roads. The maximum height of the building would be subject to clearance from the airport authorities and fulfilment of norms like setbacks around buildings, ground coverage and FAR.

Against one equivalent car space (ECS) for every 66 sq metres, now two ECS for every 100 sq m has been allowed. Now, the stakeholders would have to leave 2 per cent space for amenities like creche, chemist shops and banks.

Against 250 sq yard plot and above allowed for nursing home/hospital, the Housing Department gives the permission for 1,000 sq yard plot and above. For the plots falling on 80 ft road, the Local Government has allowed more FAR.

Local Government Minister Brahm Mohindra said the decision would fetch more than 60 crore through various charges which would be paid by the builder, who would have to obtain the change of land use and licence for the project, get the layout plan approved from the competent authority and pay external development charges.

from The Tribune

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