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Height of houses on DDA’s agenda
Aug 19, 2013
DELHI: Delhi Development Authority is expected to review its proposal for an increase in height by 2.5 metres of residential houses to allow for stilt parking in its meeting on August 12.
Delegate plan approval powers to registered architects: NREDC
Jul 26, 2013
MUMBAI: The National Real Estate Development Council (NREDC) has appealed to the Union housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry to allow empanelment or to delegate powers to practicing and registered architects with the Council of Architecture, thus reducing the time required for clearing building plan approvals.
Master Plan tweaked to let highrises come up in Delhi
Jul 25, 2013
DELHI: A proposed amendment for allowing high rise buildings has been introduced in the Master Plan Delhi-2021 during the review process of the document. Buildings higher than 15 m and without stilt and those higher than 17 m with stilt in all land use zones will be considered as highrise buildings, the modification to the Master Plan stated.
Ram Manohar Lohia hospital re-development plan hits roadblock
Jul 18, 2013
DELHI: The plan to set up a super-speciality building under the re-development plan of Ram Manohar Lohia hospital has hit a roadblock as almost half the allotted four acres of land fall in the President’s Estate.
Environment Ministry limits ambit of clearances for realty projects
Jul 13, 2013
DELHI: The environment ministry, under pressure from real estate and builder lobbies, and state governments, has limited the ambit of clearances for projects in this sector. Now, local civic authorities will lay down the norms relating to building control and safety in line with the relevant master plan.
Industries in special areas of Delhi-NCR to require green nod
Jul 11, 2013
DELHI: Industries located in ‘redevelopment areas’ that were not designated for industrial activity but have become industrialized over the past several years will now be brought in the ambit of green laws. Industries that were set up before February 7, 2007, must apply to Delhi Pollution Control Committee for consent to operate, a permission that will be renewed annually.
Credai injecting a booster shot to plantation drive
Jul 04, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: CONFEDERATION of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI), State chapter in association with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today started a plantation drive called, 'Green makes the difference', on the occasion of 'Bana Mahotsav.
Adding more districts in NCR to increase land supply: CREDAI
Jul 03, 2013
DELHI: Hailing the inclusion of three more districts in the National Capital Region, realtors' apex body CREDAI today said the move will lead to additional supply of land for development
Rentals crash in metros: Demand for rental homes down as India Inc turns thrifty
Jun 19, 2013
DELHI/BANGALORE: Demand for rented homes has halved and rents are down by 25% in several popular residential localities in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, as India Inc tightens housing budgets in its battle against economic slowdown.
Rajiv Awaas Yojana to make Allahabad slum-free
May 30, 2013
The city slums are set for a makeover. The slum dwellers would be provided concrete houses under a comprehensive project under the Rajiv Awaas Yojana. On Monday, a workshop was organized for the same where corporators and district authorities exchanged views, complaints and suggestions over it.
Jharkhand amends building plans in rebel areas
Mar 21, 2013
RANCHI: The war between Maoists and security forces has now spilled over into building plans. The former has threatened to blow up all double and multi-storey buildings, forcing the Jharkhand government to amend building plans in rebel-dominated areas.
BDA decides to implement RTPS Act
Dec 26, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar Development Authority has decided to implement Right to Public Service (RTPS) Act for housing plan approval process from January 1 at a time the government is planning to apply it in 31 other services.
CREDAI hails AP plan for online approvals
Nov 16, 2012
Developers’ apex body CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India) has welcomed the realty reforms initiatives like online approval of building plans and single window system launched by the Andhra Pradesh government.
Manpower shortage strikes Realty sector
Nov 08, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Architects in the city are of the opinion that acute shortage of skilled labourers has taken its toll on the realty industry. They have urged the state government to conduct training programmes for masons and carpenters to bridge the gap between demand and supply in the sector.
Building plan nod at zonal offices
Nov 05, 2012
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority’s metropolitan commissioner Neerabh Kumar Prasad issued orders on Saturday delegating more powers to the zonal offices with effect from Monday.
In residents' redesign of CP, safety and greenery score high
Nov 04, 2012
NEW DELHI: Imagine if you had a say in redesigning the heart of the city - Connaught Place. If you could tell planners that you want more trees lining the thoroughfares, more pedestrian paths that make walking a pleasant experience, and just about anything on your wish list.Architecture students from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) and Space Bonding, a German urban planning company, have joined hands to make it possible.
Local bodies in India must be made responsible for urban planning
Oct 29, 2012
The 2012-13 edition of UN Habitat’s State of the World’s Cities report, released two weeks ago, measures the prosperity of cities. Reactions thus far refer to the prosperity index and how Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad or Bangalore rank.
Urban planning paradigm anachronistic: Selja
Oct 01, 2012
New Delhi : Government today admitted that the present urban planning paradigm in the country is anachronistic, has proved to be exclusionary for the poor and that there is a need for a complete overhaul of the system so as to provide housing and employment to the poor. Speaking on the occasion of the World Habitat Day today, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja empha
New garden blooms on Bhubaneshwar tourism map
Aug 23, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The temple city added a new and unique spot in its tourist map, which is not only a visual beauty but also provides olfactory pleasure. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated a fragrant flower garden on the premises of Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC) botanic garden in a landscape format here. The garden spread across in 3.5 acres of area has more than 70 varieti
Cuttack housing set for a big leap
Aug 07, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The comprehensive development plan (CDP) for Cuttack development plan area (CDPA) was finally notified on Sunday. The plan envisages around two-and-a-half times increase in land used for residential purpose from 9.92 per cent at present to 23 per cent by 2030. The CDP suggested creation of 12,000 houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) category to rehabilitate the existing s

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