02-REQUIREMENTS



MISCELLANEOUS REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ANY BUILDING 

10.1 General Requirements

i. In basement, there shall be two staircases preferably in opposite directions as per the provisions of the fire safety rules and the National Building Code as amended from time to time

ii. The setback area can be sunk for light& ventilation (upto 4’-6” deep from plinth and 6’-0” wide), provided fire tender movement is not hindered.

iii. The height of all rooms for human habitation shall not be less than 2.75 m measured from the surface of the floor to the lowest point of the ceiling (bottom of slab) provided that the minimum clear headway under any beam shall not be less than 2.4 m. In the case of pitched roof, the average height of rooms shall not be less than 2.75 m. The minimum clear head room under a beam, folded plates or eaves shall be 2.4 m.

iv. No portion of a room shall be assumed to be lighted, if it is more than 7.5 metres or as stated in National Building Code, away from the opening provided for lighting that portion.

v. Where the lighting and ventilation requirements are not met through day lighting and   natural ventilation, the same shall be ensured through artificial lighting and mechanical ventilation as per Part VIII Building Services Section I Lighting and ventilation of National Building Code of India published by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

vi. No room containing water-closet shall be used for any other purposes except as lavatory and no such room shall open directly into any kitchen or cooking space by a door/ window or another opening.

vii. Soil or ventilating pipes shall not be allowed on the exterior face of any building, provided these shall either be embedded in the walls or pipe ducts to be provided to accommodate them.

viii. A Staircase shall not be arranged around a lift shaft.

ix. All staircase and walls enclosing the staircases in public buildings and warehouse and industrial buildings shall be of fire-proof materials and flooring shall be antiskid.

x. The staircases in private portions of public buildings/ commercial buildings or warehouse and industrial buildings, not open to general public may be of width 1.0m (3’-3”).

xi. All the passages and corridors shall be naturally lighted and ventilated and if not possible, provision for artificial lighting and mechanical ventilation shall be made.

xii. The minimum clear height of a basement storey shall be 2.40 metres(8’-0”) and maximum height of the basement storey shall be up to 3.66 metres(12’) from floor to ceiling. However, in case of the services such as Printing Press, lifts, A.C. Plants, Electrical Panels, Filtration Plants, Laundry Plants or Machines relating with the services relating to the use of the site and provision of automated/stack parking related with the services relating to the use of the site, the clear height up to 16’-6” shall be allowed subject to the condition that no mezzanine floor shall be permitted after ensuring the structural stability and provision of the Fire Safety Rules.

xiii. Upto three levels of basement shall be allowed. However more than three level basements if required, shall be considered on case to case basis subject to structural stability.

xiv. Basement shall not be constructed beyond the zoned area/ Architectural control sheet. In case existing adjacent building constructed without basement, setback of 2.4 metres shall be taken from the existing adjacent building subject to the fulfilment of structural stability to be ensured by the registered Structural Engineer.

xv. Basement can be allowed upto the entire zoned area for exclusive purpose of parking (minimum of 80%) and services/ storage (maximum of 20%) in non-residential buildings. Basement can be allowed only below the built up area of ground floor including the covered rear courtyard in Show Rooms, SCOs, SCFs, bay-shops and similar buildings.

xvi. In phase – I (Sectors 1 to 30) all the buildings/ sites except residential, shall continue to be governed by architectural control / Zoning Plan. All other sites/ plots in Chandigarh shall have a zoning plan/ volumetric guidelines duly approved by the Chief Administrator. In residential buildings, due to increase in ground coverage area/ FAR, the front building line will not change.  The increased area will be first adjusted within the existing footprint of building.  If need be, increased coverage can be adjusted on the rear side or on either sides of the existing building.

xvii. The Architect/ Structural Engineer shall be responsible for proper construction activities till completion certificate is issued. Afterwards, the responsibility of maintaining buildings as per the sanctioned plans lies with owner. However, the Architect/ Structural Engineer shall be held responsible in case the certificate furnished by them with regard to construction as per the Building Rules is found to be false.

xviii. The terraces of all buildings in Chandigarh except marla houses, single storey structure i.e. booths, bay shops, etc. shall be allowed to be accessed by staircase mumty to be located within the service zone to create refuge area in case of fire. The service zone on the terrace shall be allowed to have 4 feet high parapet wall all around, which shall not be used for any other purpose except for specified services.

xix. All public buildings on plot sizes of 1 acre and above shall display the building plans within the site at an appropriate location clearly highlighting the entry, exit, fire escape routes and staircases, corridors, public areas general convenience, essential services.

xx. The initial sanctioning of the building plans for fresh construction shall remain mandatory as at present. But, if any realignment/readjustment of internal temporary partitions in the existing building is required at a later stage, the registered Architect, supervising the same shall ensure that the said changes are within building rules and architectural control/ zoning as applicable to that building and he shall submit a copy of the revised plan prior to the execution of work at site to the Estate Officer for record and reference along with a certificate conforming to the above conditions. In this case, re-sanctioning shall not be required. However, any change in structure or permanent features such as toilets, stairs, lifts, Public Health ducts shall not be permitted. The SDO (B) shall visit/inspect the premises within a period of 3 months and verify the same. If the construction is not as per revised building plan submitted by the architect or any infringement of Building Rules is detected or in other words certificate submitted by the Architect is found to be wrong; The Architect shall be held responsible for all consequences and action shall be initiated against him/her as per rules.

xxi. A zone on the terrace for services like machine room, stair cover (mumty), Solar Water Heating System, Solar Photo Voltaic Power Plant, Water Tanks and cooling towers for air conditioning plant, chimneys, Architectural features etc. and 1.2 m (4'-0")   Railing/perforated screen wall be provided to encase these services within the service zone i.e. 3.0m (10’-0”) away from front, rear and end wall and its height is restricted to 3.0m (10’-0”) over and above the permissible height, However its height can be increased upto 7.0m and accordingly its distance from the building line on all sides will be increased proportionally i.e. equal to the height of the services. Railing/perforated screen 1.2 m (4'-0")   is recommended within the service zone in all plots where roof is accessed through mumty.

xxii. Space for Silent Generating set, Transformer, pumps and sumps and other ancillary services, outside the zoned area  of 2 kanal & above plots shall be allowed, subject to prior approval of Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee, Fire Department and the Electricity Department of Chandigarh Administration.

xxiii. Fire escape staircase in the Commercial, Public, Assembly, Hotel buildings etc. with 24m height and above shall have a fire tower and in such a case width of the same shall not be less than the width of the main staircase. No combustible material shall be allowed in the fire tower.

xxiv. Multi level parking above the ground level shall also be allowed which shall be free from FAR. However, the footprint of the separate parking building block shall be counted upto 50% of the ground coverage permissible. In this block, no other use except parking, driver’s rest room with toilet, toll centre and any other facility which is essential for parking facility shall be allowed subject to condition that these facilities shall not exceed 150 sq. m. per 1000 ECS (Equivalent Car Space) of parking space or in multiple of that. Other parameters such as ground coverage, height etc. for such parking shall be governed by the existing rules for any other multi level building. Multi level mechanical parking shall also be permissible for which the norms shall be decided on case-to-case basis.

10.2 Gallery Floors and Mezzanine Floor

Where gallery floors and mezzanine floors are built, they shall comply with the following

i) They shall not be built in any room the height of which is less than 4.9 metre.

ii) Gallery floor shall not cover more than one-third and mezzanine floor shall not cover more than onefourth of the floor area of the rooms in which they occur; and

iii) They shall not be lower than 2.40 metres (8’-0”) when measured from the surface of the floor to the under surface of the gallery or the mezzanine floor.

iv) They shall not be sub-divided into smaller compartments. v) They shall not be used as a kitchen.

10.3 Damp Proofing of Basement

The walls and floors of the basement shall be watertight and be so designed that the effects of the surrounding soil and moisture, if any, are taken into account in design and adequate damp proofing treatment is given.

10.4 Drainage of Basement

i) Adequate arrangements shall be made such that surface drainage does not enter the basement.

ii) The responsibility of draining a basement storey and for protecting it from rain shall be that of the owner.

iii) Where the staircase is continuous in the case of buildings served by more than one staircase, the same shall be of enclosed type serving as a fire separation from the basement floor and higher floors. Open ramps shall be permitted if they are constructed within the building line subject to the provision of “i)” above.

iv) The “Exit” requirements in basements shall comply with the provisions of Part 4 ‘Fire and Life Safety’ of National Building Code of India.

v) Open area adjoining a basement storey, if any, shall be effectively drained to the satisfaction of the Chief Administrator.

10.5 Fire Protection Requirement

i) Fire Safety provisions should be observed strictly as per National Building Code of India, and Delhi Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Act, 1986 as extended to UT, Chandigarh.

ii) Fire Safety layout plan should be prepared by the qualified Fire Consultant at planning stage and get it approved by the Chief Fire Officer before construction of building.

iii) Occupation certificate should not be issued until and unless Fire NOC is submitted by the owner/occupier, management of the building.

iv) Change of occupancy/use of the building should not be allowed without basic changes of building structure and Fire Safety layout plan as Fire Safety is recommended on the basis of classification and occupancy of building as per National Building Code of India.

v) Any type of construction and temporary erection of structure in the space left in front and rear side of the building should not be allowed as it will effect with the Fire Safety i.e. fire fighting and rescue operations.

vi) Balconies/verandah of buildings should not be covered with iron grills as these are used as escape routes to save lives during rescue/evacuation operation.

10.6 Service Floor

Where service floor shall be planned in multi storeyed buildings such as Hotel, Hospitals, Special Health Centres, Nursing Homes and other such buildings, they shall comply with the following

a. Its height shall not exceed 2.25 meter from floor to ceiling. It shall be exempted from Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and shall be within the prescribed height in the zoning.

b. The height and façade shall not be changed in buildings governed by Architectural Control, for providing service floor;

c. The service floor may be allowed only for laying of services such as Air-Conditioning, Public Health, Rain Water Pipes, Electricals, fire fighting, telephone/ Internet wire etc. and shall not be used for any other purpose.

10.7 FAR Exemptions

Following areas in various buildings in Chandigarh shall not be counted towards FAR

a. Mumty or stair cover leading to terrace where no habitable use is proposed.

b. A watchman shelter at every entry/exist point each not exceeding 14sq.meter in area.

c. Mezzanine floor which shall be only 25% of the total area in the hall where such facility is being proposed.

d. Machine room for lift on top floor as required for lift installation.

e. Open to sky ramp/staircase for emergency exit.

f. Service chutes, service ducts for essential services.

g. Service floor.

h. Non habitable stilt floor for parking.

i. Basement for parking and service/storage (minimum of 80% area for parking and maximum of 20% area for services/storage).

10.8 Occupant Load:

S.
No.
Group of Category Occupant Load, floor area in m2 per person
1. Residential 12.5
2. Educational 4
3. Institutional 15
4. Assembly with fixed or loose seats and dance floor without seating facilities including dining rooms 0.6
    1.5
5. Mercantile  
  a) Street floor 3
  b) Upper sale floor 6
6. Business and industrial 10
7. Storage 30
8. Hazardous 10

Note:The number of the users in any building or the occupant load shall be calculated on the actual number of occupants, but in no case less than that specified in the table above.

1 1 PROCEDURE FOR MAKING APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF BUILDING PLAN

11.1 APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL

Any person intending to erect, re-erect or make alternation in any place in a building or demolish any building shall give notice in writing to the Competent Authority of his/ her intent in Form A accompanied by the following documents. Administration may make the procedure online including both ways communication. Applications not made on prescribed Forms shall be entertained/ considered invalid. (i) Ownership documents-lease deed/ sale deed or possession/ allotment letter in the name of owner issued by the allotment authority or permission to use the land issued by Competent Authority;

(ii) A site plan as required in 11.2.2 (in triplicate).

(iii) A building plan (in triplicate) or plans along with an un-editable Compact Disc/ DVD or any other electronic medium permissible by the Competent Authority from time to time containing the drawings in “.DWG” format as required

(iv) Details of specifications of the work to be executed in Form C;

(v) Structural drawings (for record) as per Form J

(vi) Fire Safety Design as required under National Building Code of India and Delhi Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Act, 1986 as extended to UT, Chandigarh;

(vii) Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning (H.V.A.C.) service plan wherever required;

(viii) Public health services plan in un-editable compact Disc/ DVD or any other electronic medium, containing drawings in “.dwg” Format;

(ix) Scrutiny fees and other payment if any, shall be deposited in favour of Estate Officer, UT, Chandigarh through any prescribed payment mode.

Note: The applicant shall submit all kind of plans in electronic format on the online portal of Competent Authority. The Competent Authority shall convey objections/ observations or sanction/ refusal through online portal or prescribed mode.

Every person applying shall appoint an Architect/ Structural Engineer for drawing up of building plans/ structural drawings and for the supervision of erection or re-erection of the building. During construction if appointed Architect/ Structural Engineer notices that violation are going on he shall intimate the owner and advise him to stop further construction and remove the violation. He shall also intimate the violations to Estate Office.

The applicant, the Architect and Structural Engineer shall digitally sign the application, (when online) plans, structural drawings, specifications and the certificates as required in the relevant forms and documents, before making submission to Competent Authority.

11.1.1 Signing of Building Plans

(i) Any building in Chandigarh shall be designed and supervised by the Architect registered with the Council of Architecture India (ii) Structural Engineer/ Plumber registered with Chandigarh Administration shall be allowed to undertake the Structural Design/ Public Health provisions of any building in Chandigarh.

11.1.2 Self Certification.

Self Certification shall be Mandatory in commercial buildings ( S.C.F’s , S.C.O’s, Booths, Service Shops, Bay Shops and similar buildings) which are governed by Architectural Control Sheets.
The application made as above in case of ? Residential building upto 500 sq.yds, ? Plots of industrial use (upto 1000 square yards (836 sq. m.)and buildings governed by Architectural Control Sheets may be submitted certifying that these adhere to the requirements as laid down under these Building Rules including the Zoning and Architectural Controls, giving fifteen days notice to the Competent Authority for granting approval. The construction can be started after the period of notice in case competent authority does not convey any objection to the applicant. However in case violations are noticed at any stage during or after completion of construction of the building it shall be subject to penal action prescribed in the rules.

11.1.3 Change of Owner / Architect / Structure Engineer During Construction

After submitting of application or during the construction of building if the Owner/ Architect/ Structural Engineer are changed, he shall intimate the Competent Authority by email or online building plan approval system that he is no longer responsible for the project from the date of actual dispatch of the letter. The information must be sent within seven days of occurrence of the change to the Competent Authority by the respective owner/ Architect/ Structural Engineer.

The construction work shall have to be suspended until the new owner/ Architect/ Structural Engineer, as case may be, undertakes the full responsibility of the project vide forms and documents submitted at the time of applying for erection/ re-erection of the building within seven days of his taking over. Owner’s intimation regarding change of name of professionals shall be considered to be final by the Competent Authority or any other person authorized by him.

11.1.4 Submission of Revised Building Plans during the Validity Period of Sanction

If during the construction of a building, any deviation from the sanctioned plan is intended to be made, approval of the Competent Authority for the same may be obtained before the change is made. The revised plan showing the deviations shall be submitted and the procedure laid down for the sanction of building plan as stated in Rule 10.1 and 10.1..2 shall be followed, along with depositing of required fee ,if any. Provided, that revised Building Plans in continuation to the originally sanctioned building plans can only be submitted once. Thereafter, all deviations whether sanctionable / non sanctionable /compoundable / non compoundable will be taken up at the time of grant of Occupation Certificate.

11.1.5 Online Receipt and Approval.

I. All functions performed under this building Rule be performed through electronic form.

II. Without prejudice to the generality of sub- Rule (1) above, the functions shall include all or any of the followings

(i) Receipt or acknowledgement of applications and payments;

(ii) Issue of approvals, orders or directions;

(iii) Scrutiny, enquiry or correspondence for approval of building plans or grant of occupation certificates, etc.;

(iv) Filing of documents;

(v) Issue of notices for recoveries;

(vi) Maintenance of registers and records;

(vii) Any other function that the Competent Authority may deem fit in public interest.

11.1.6 Approval of Plans for Buildings of Chandigarh Administration

The Department of Urban Planning UT, Chandigarh shall prepare such building plans conforming to these Rule. No other sanction shall be required.

11.1.7 Constructing Building as per Architectural/Frame Control Sheet

I. The applicant shall obtain Architectural Control/Frame Control Sheet approved by the Chief Administrator, UT, Chandigarh by applying on plain paper and as per rate fixed by Competent Authority. The applicant is not required to get the building plan sanctioned from the Competent Authority in case of the Architectural Control Sheet is adopted for execution in total. Provided the applicant constructs the building strictly in accordance with the standard design. II. The applicant shall give 15 day notice to Competent Authority before start of construction.

11.1.8 Deemed Sanction

The Competent Authority shall pass an order within a period of sixty days of submission of building plans, accompanied by all necessary documents as mentioned in Rule 2.1, either sanctioning or rejecting it. The building plan shall be deemed to be sanctioned, if it is in conformity with building Rule and in accordance with the permitted land use of the area and all livable fee/ charges have been deposited by the applicant but no orders have been passed by the Competent Authority within the specified time.

11.1.9 Validity of sanctioned plans

Building Plan once approved shall be valid for completion of construction within a period of 5 years.

11.1.10 Re-Validation of Building Plans

After sanction of building plan, in case construction could not be completed in five years revalidation of building plans shall be required, by submitting only the requisite fee, documents shall no the required to be submitted afresh.

11.1.11 Revocation of Sanction

The sanction granted under Rule 4.2 can be revoked by the Competent Authority, if it is found that such sanction has been obtained by the owner by misrepresentation of material facts or fraudulent document submitted along with the building plan application or otherwise or the construction is not being done in accordance with the sanction granted.

11.2 BUILDING DOCUMENTATION PROCEDURES

11.2.1 Size of Drawing Sheets and Coloring of Plans

(i) The size of drawing sheets shall be any of those specified as below

Sr. no. Sheet name Sheet size (in mm)
1 A0 841 x 1189
2 A1 594 x 841
3 A2 420 x 594
4 A3 297 x 420
5 A4 210 x 297
6 A5 148 x 210

(ii) All dimensions in plan shall be indicated in metric units.

(iii) Various elements of plans (site and building), elevation, section and details shall be shown in different colours and thickness/ type of line, etc., and shall be preferably prepared in layers and as per BIS Code.

(iv) The prints of drawings shall be on one side of paper only.

11.2.2 Site Plan

The site plan to be submitted along with the application for seeking permission shall be drawn to a scale of 1: 100 for plots upto 500 square metres in size, on a scale of 1:200 for plots above 500 square m. and upto one acre & for above 1:500 in size .The plan shall show as below: (i) The boundaries of the site and any contiguous features.

(ii) The position of the site in relation to neighbouring street/ revenue rasta.

(iii) The names and width of the streets on which the building is proposed to be situated, if any.

(iv) All existing buildings standing on, over or under the site.

(v) The position of the building and of all other buildings, if any, which the applicant intends to erect upon his contiguous land referred to in (i).

(vi) The means of access from the street to the building, and to all other buildings, if any which the applicant intends to erect upon his contiguous land, referred to in (i)

(vii) The width of the street, in front, if any at the sides or rear of building.

(viii) The direction of north point relative to the plan of the buildings.

(ix) Any existing physical features such as well, drains, trees, overhead/ underground electric supply lines including its capacity, etc.

(x) The site area of the property and the covered area on each floor along with its percentage covered to the total area of the site.

(xi) Such other particulars as may be prescribed by the Competent Authority; and

(xii) Plot number or revenue particulars of the property on which the building is intended to be erected.

11.2.3 Clearance Zone for Buildings near High Tension Electrical Line

Building shall not be constructed within the clearance zone. The clearance zone shall be provided as per table below

Type of supply line Horizontal  clearance (in metres)   (including both sides and from the center line of the tower)
High voltage lines upto and including 11 KV. 11.50
High voltage lines above 11     KV and upto and including 33KV. 15.00
High voltage lines above 33     KV and upto and including 66KV. 18.00
High voltage lines above 66     KV and upto and including 132KV. 27.00
High voltage lines above 132 KV and upto and including 220KV. 35.00
High voltage lines above 220 KV and upto and including 440KV. 52.00

11.2.4 Building Plan

I. The plans, elevations and sections of the building accompanying the notice with dimensions shall be drawn to a scale of

(i) 1:50 for plots measuring upto 500 square metres;

(ii) 1:100 for plots measuring from 500 square metres to 1000 square metres;

(iii) 1:200 for plots measuring more than 1000 square metres.

II. These shall show: (i) the plans of all the floors including basements and all external elevations and cross sections illustrating distinctly all the different levels and minimum one section through stair case, water closet, bath, kitchen and garage;

(ii) the plinth level of the building with reference to the level of the mean level of street from where approach to the site is taken;

(iii) the schedule indicating the size of the doors, windows, openings and other methods of ventilation of each room/ area;

(iv) the means of access to the buildings and to its various floors as well as the means of escape in case of fire, if required under the specific Rule; along with ramps and steps with respect to the building;

(v) in case of proposed additions and alterations in the existing building, all new works shall be shown on the drawings in distinctive colours along with index;

(vi) The method of disposal of waste water, sewage, storm water and water supply in detail;

(vii) Provision of rain water harvesting system as per Rule.

(viii) Provision for Solar Water Heating and photo voltaic solar power plant as per Rule. (ix) Provision for differently-abled person as per Rule.

11.3 BUILDING PLAN APPROVAL PROCEDURE

The Competent Authority shall notify Committee for:

i. Approval of building plans. The Committee shall consist of officer/ officials as decided by the Competent Authority and shall meet preferably every week and not less than once in 2 weeks. Recommendations of the committee shall be forwarded to Competent Authority for consideration and approval, with or without change.

ii. Composition of violation of building plans; and iii. Any other Committee with suh powers and functions, as may deem proper.

11.3.1 Maintenance of E-Register for Sanction/ Registration of Building Plans

An online E-register shall be maintained for all building applications received, permissions given or deemed to have been given or refused or returned under this Rule. The said register shall be available online to public for inspection on Departmental website.

11.3.2 Notice of Commencement of Work

A person who intends to erect or re-erect any building shall give to the Chief Administrator not less than a week’s notice in writing of the date and time at which the erection or re-erection of the building shall begin. Alterations or Damage to Public Property

(i) No person shall, without the written permission of the Estate Officer, open, break, displace, take up or make any alteration in, or cause any damage to the soil or pavement or any wall, fence, post, chain or other material or thing forming part of any street, or road and deposit any building material, debris or any other substance whatsoever in any street or road or a public place or set up thereon any scaffold or any temporary erection for the purpose of any work whatsoever, or any posts, bars, rails, boards or other things by way of an enclosure failing which he shall be liable to pay the fine as may be notified by the Administration from time to time .

(ii) Any permission granted under sub-rule (i) shall be terminable at the discretion of the Estate Officer on his giving not less than twenty four hours notice of such termination to the person to whom such permission was granted.

(iii) The Estate Officer or any other officer authorized by Chief Administrator in this regard may, without notice, cause to be removed any of the things referred to in sub-rule (i) which has been deposited or set up in any street without the permission specified in that sub-rule or which having been deposited or set up with such permission has not been removed within the period specified in the notice issued under subrule(ii).

(iv) Any of the things caused to be removed by the Estate Officer or any other officer authorized by Chief Administrator under sub-rule(iii) shall unless the owner thereof turns up to take back such thing and pays to the Estate Officer charges for the removal and storage of such thing within 15 days, be disposed off by the Estate Officer by public auction or in such other manner and within such time as the Estate Officer thinks fit. The sale proceeds of the things sold shall be paid to the owner, after deducting the fine imposed under sub-rule (i) and the charges for removal and storage of such thing, on a claim being made therefore within a period of one year from the date of sale, and if no such claim is made within the said period, the sale proceeds shall be credited to Chandigarh Administration.

(v) (a) While seeking permission under sub-rule

(i) above or making an application for the erection or reerection of a building under rule, the person concerned shall deposit with the Estate Officer, a security of such sum of money as may be fixed by the Chief Administrator from time to time.

(b) Different amount may be prescribed for different buildings depending upon situation of the site, size thereof, the type and extent of the proposed construction and other relevant factors.

(c) Fine imposed under sub-rule (i) and the charges for the removal of debris and other unsalable material, caused to be removed under sub-rule (iii) or damages on account of any damages done to any street or road etc. shall be recovered as arrears of electricity bill by the Estate officer or any other officer authorized by the Chief Administrator by referring the matter to Chief Engineer U.T. for such recovery.

(d) The amount referred to in sub-rule (iii) above shall be determined by the Estate Officer or any other officer authorized by the Chief Administrator.

(e) Any person feeling aggrieved by the order of the Estate Officer or of the authorized Officer passed under clause (iv) shall be entitled to file an appeal to the Chief Administrator within 30 days of the passing of the order. The order passed by the Chief Administrator shall be final.

11.3.3 Damp Proof Course Certificate

The owner (or the Architect, in case of self certification) shall submit a certification from an Architect (or by himself, in case of self certification) that the construction of building upto DPC level is as per sanctioned plan. The Competent Authority shall verify the certification and shall issue consent/ comments within 15 days of receiving the certification. The DPC certificate shall deemed to be accepted, if it is in conformity with Rule, but no consent/ comments have been passed by Competent Authority within specified time.

11.3.4 Occupation Certificate

i) Every person who intends to occupy such a building or part thereof shall apply for the occupation certificate in relevant Form D which shall be accompanied by certificates in relevant Forms duly signed by the Architect and/ or the Structural Engineer and along with following documents:

a) Detail of sanctionable violations from the approved building plans, if any in the building, jointly signed by the owner, Architect and Structural Engineer.

b) Completion drawings or as-built drawings along with completion certificate from Architect as per Form E & K.

c) Photographs of front, side, rear setbacks, front and rear elevation of the building shall be submitted along with photographs of essential areas like cut outs and shafts from the roof top.

d) An un-editable compact disc/ DVD/ any other electronic media containing all photographs shall also be submitted unless otherwise for online / self certification cases. ii) The Chief Administrator may give partial completion and partial occupation of a building if

(a) In case of a commercial building, the construction of a particular floor has been completed truly in accordance with the sanctioned building plan and there are no building violations.

(b) in case of residential plotted, minimum 25% of the total permissible ground coverage shall be essential to be constructed to obtain occupation certificate, where one habitable room, a kitchen and a toilet forming a part of submitted building is completed.

(c ) In other buildings, not covered under Clause (a) and (b) above, a block of the building, or a part of the building, is complete in all respects and can be used to meet the basic functional requirement of the land use, provided that it has been completed truly in accordance with the sanctioned plan and there are no building violations or additional construction of any kind in the remaining part the site.

iii) The debris and rubbish consequent upon the construction has been cleared from the site and its surroundings.

iv) No person shall occupy a new building without obtaining permission in Form F appended to these rules. He shall, before applying in Form D remove or destroy any temporary building as mentioned in rules that might have been erected.

v) No person shall occupy or allow any other person to occupy any part of a new building for any purpose whatsoever until such part has been certified by the Chief Administrator to be in his opinion in every respect complete according to the sanctioned drawings and permission has been intimated to him in form “F”.

vi) The water, sewer and electricity connection be released only after issuance of said occupation certificate by the Competent Authority.

vii) After receipt of application, the Competent Authority shall communicate in writing within 60 days, his decision for grant/ refusal of such permission for occupation of the building in Form F.

a) The E-register shall be maintained as specified for maintaining record in respect of Occupation Certificate.

b) If no orders are communicated to the applicant within 60 days of the receipt of application, the occupation shall be deemed to have been granted. However, the Competent Authority may check the violations made by the owner and take suitable action as per law.

viii) If the owner or Architect or Structural Engineer as specified in rules above, submits a wrong report while making application under this Rule or if any additional construction or violation is reported to exist at site or has concealed any fact or mis-represented regarding completion of construction of building along with its eligibility for seeking occupation certificate or before the completion of such report, he shall be jointly and severally held responsible for such omission and complaint against the Architect for suspension of his registration and the owner shall be liable to pay for the penalty as may be decided by the competent authority after giving an opportunity of hearing. Further, if it is emerged that the information is concealed by Structural Engineer/ Architect / Owner, necessary penal proceedings will be initiated along with debarring Structural Engineer/ Architect from practicing in the Chandigarh.

11.3.5 Procedure for dealing with applications for permission to occupy:Upon receipt of an application under these Rule, the following procedure shall be followed

i) If the building has been completed as per the sanctioned plan and there are no violations, the permission will be granted.

ii) Where permission to occupy a part of the building has already been given separate permission shall be necessary for occupation of such other parts as may be subsequently completed.

iii) If, however, inspection reveals that construction has been completed to the extent required for partial or full completion but there are departures from the sanctioned plan, the following procedure shall be adhered to

(a) If the departures are within the applicable building rules, the same will be sanctioned on the completion set while granting the occupation certificate upon payment of prescribed fees.

(b) If the departures are not as per building rules, the applicant will be issued a notice specifying the compoundable and non-compoundable violations and asking him to compound or remove them as the case may be, within the period specified in the notice. Permission will be granted after compliance with the notice.

11.3.6 Revocation of Occupation Certificate

In case, after the issuance of occupation certificate, if found at any stage that the building is used for some other purpose against the permission or make any addition/ alteration in the building then, after affording personal hearing to the owner, the Competent Authority may pass orders for revocation of occupation permission and the same shall be restored only after removal of violations.

1 2 MANDATORY PROVISIONS
12.1 NORMS FOR DIFFERENTLY-ABLED PERSONS

1) In all public buildings/ places of public gathering, the level of the roads, access paths and parking areas shall be described in the plan, along with specification of the materials.

2) The specified facilities in public buildings for differently-abled persons shall be as follows

i. Parking-

For parking of vehicles of differently-abled people the following provisions shall be made:a. Surface parking for two car spaces shall be provided, near the entrance, for the differently-abled persons, with maximum travel distance of 30 metres from building entrance;

b. The width of parking bay shall be minimum 3.6 metres; c. Information stating that the space is reserved for wheel chair users shall be conspicuously displayed; and

d. Guiding floor materials shall be provided or a device which guides the visually impaired persons, with audible signals or other devices which serve the same purpose, shall be provided.

ii. Every building shall have at least one entrance accessible to the differently-abled and shall be indicated by proper signage. This entrance shall be approachable through a ramp together with the stepped entry.

a. Ramped approach- Ramp shall be finished with non slippery material to enter the building. Minimum width of ramp shall be 1.5 metres with maximum gradient 1:12, length of ramp shall not exceed 9.0 metres having 0.8 metres high handrail on both sides extending 0.3 metres beyond top and bottom of the ramp. Minimum gap from the adjacent wall to the handrail shall be 5 cms.

b. Stepped approach- For stepped approach size of tread shall not be less than 0.3 metres and maximum riser shall be 0.15 metres. Provision of 1.2 metres high handrail on both sides of the stepped approach similar to the ramped approach shall be made.

c. Exit/ entrance door- Minimum clear opening of the entrance door shall be 0.9 metres and it shall not be provided with a step that obstructs the passage of a wheel chair user.

d. Entrance landing- Entrance landing shall be provided adjacent to the ramp, with the minimum dimension 1.8 metres x 2.0 metres. The entrance landing that adjoin the top end of a slope shall be provided with floor materials to attract the attention of the visually impaired persons (limited to coloured floor material whose colour and brightness is conspicuously surrounding floor material that emit different sound to guide visually impaired persons, hereinafter referred to as “guiding floor material”). Finishes shall have a nonslip surface with a texture traversable by a wheel chair. Kerbs, wherever provided shall blend to a common level.

iii. Corridor connecting the entrance/exit for the differently-abled- The corridor connecting the entrance/exit for differently-abled leading directly outdoor to a place where information concerning the overall use of the specified building can be provided to visually impaired persons either by a person or by signs, shall be provided as follows

a. Guiding floor materials shall be provided or devices that emit sound to guide visually impaired persons;

b. The minimum width of corridor shall not be less than 1.5 metres.

c. In case there is a difference of level, slope-ways shall be provided with a slope of 1:12;

d. Handrails shall be provided for ramps/slope-ways.

iv. Stair-ways-

One of the stair-ways near the entrance/ exit, for the use of differently-abled, shall have the following provisions

a. The minimum width shall be 1.35 metres;

b. Height of the riser shall not be more than 0.15 metres and width of the tread 0.30 meter. The steps shall not have abrupt (square) nosing;

c. Maximum number of risers on a flight shall be limited to 12; d. Handrails shall be provided on both sides.

v. Lifts- Wherever lift is required as per Rule, provision of at least one lift shall be made for the wheel chair users, with the following cage dimensions, recommended for passenger lift of 13 persons capacity by the Bureau of Indian Standards

  1. Clear internal depth 1.1. metres.
  2. Clear internal width 2.0 metres.
  3. Entrance door width 0.9 meter.

b. A handrail not less than 0.6 meter long and 1.0 meter above floor level shall be fixed adjacent to the control panel;

c. The lift lobby shall be of an inside measurement of 1.8 metres x 2.0 metres or more;

d. The time of an automatically closing door shall be minimum 5 seconds and the closing speed shall not exceed 0.25 meter/ second;

e. The interior of the cage shall be provided with a device that audibly indicates the floor. When the cage reaches on floor, it shall indicate that the door of the cage for entrance/ exit is either open or closed.

vi. Toilets: -

One special water closet in a set of toilets shall be provided for the use of differently-abled, with essential provision of wash basin inside toilet near the entrance for the differently-abled. It shall havea. The minimum size of 1.50 metres x 1.75 metres;

b. Minimum clear opening of the door of 0.90 meter and it shall swing out;

c. Suitable arrangement of vertical/horizontal handrails with 50mm clearance from the wall; d. At least 0.50 meter distance between the water closet seat and the floor.

vii. Drinking Water-Suitable provision of drinking water shall be made for the differently-abled persons near the special toilet provided for them.

viii. Designing for Children- In the building meant for the predominant use of children, the height of the handrail and other fittings and fixtures, shall suit the requirements of children.

1 2 .2  PROVISIONS FOR HIGH RISE DEVELOPMENT

12.2.1 Definition High Rise

Building higher than 15m of height without stilts and above 17.5m of height with stilts shall be considered as high rise building.

12.2.2 Plot Area

Plots to be used for High Rise development should be located in an approved layout plan.

12.2.3 Means of Access

a) A building shall abut on a street or streets or upon spaces directly connected from the street by a hard surface approach road, where width of approach road is not less than 9.0m.

b) If there are any bends or curves on the approach road, a sufficient width shall be provided at the curve to enable the fire vehicles to turn, the turning circle being at least of 9.0m radius. Where entry to the plot is through a slip road the gate width shall not be less than 6.0m for entry of the fire fighting vehicles.

c) The approach road to the building and open spaces on its all sides up to 6.0m width and the layout for the same shall be reinforced to ensure safety of the fire equipment and capable of taking the weight of fire engine, (weighing up to 45 tones) the said open space shall be kept free of obstructions and shall be motorable.

d) Main entrances to the premises shall be of adequate width to allow easy access to the fire engine and in no case it shall measure less than 6m. The entrance gate shall fold back against the compound wall of the premises, thus leaving the exterior access way within the plot free for movement of fire service vehicles. If archway is provided over the main entrance the height of the archway shall not be at a height less than 5.0m. e) For multi-storeyed group housing schemes on one plot, the approach road to the site shall be minimum 18.0m in width.

12.2.4 Peripheral Open Spaces Including Set Backs

There shall be provided a space of 6m all around the building, clear up to 30.0m height.

12.2.5 Parking Spaces

a) The parking spaces shall be provided as per the rules prevalent. The location of parking spaces shall be well ventilated.

b) In case of high-rise buildings parking will be permitted at any/all of the following: i. Basement ii. Stilt iii. Surface iv. Standard Multilevel parking.

c) Stacked/Automated parking is also permitted.

12.2.6 Building Components Doorways

a) Every doorway shall open into an enclosed stairway, a horizontal exit, on a corridor or passageway providing continuous and protected means of egress.

b) No exit doorway shall be less than 1m in width. Doorways shall be not less than 2.0m in height. Doorways for bathrooms, water closet, stores etc. Shall be not less than 0.75m wide.

c) Exit doorways shall open outwards, that is, away from the room but shall not obstruct the travel along any exit. No door, when opened, shall reduce the required width of stairway or landing to less than 0.9m, overhead or sliding doors shall not be installed.

d) Exit door shall not open immediately upon a flight or stairs, a landing equal to at least the width of the door shall be provided in the stairway at each level of landing and shall be the same as that of the floor which it serves.

e) Exit doorways shall be openable from the side which they serve without the use of a key.

f) Mirrors shall not be placed in exit ways or exit doors to avoid confusion regarding the direction of exit.

Revolving Door

Revolving door shall not be provided as a means of fire exit.

Stairways

a) A staircase shall not be arranged round a lift shaft.

b) The staircase shall be ventilated to the atmosphere at each landing and a vent at the top; the vent openings shall be of 0.5 sq. m in the external wall and the top. If the staircase cannot be ventilated, because of location or other reasons, a positive pressure 50 Pa shall be maintained inside. The mechanism for pressurizing the staircase shall operate automatically with the fire alarm. The roof of the shaft shall be 1m above the surrounding roof. Glazing or glass bricks if used in staircase, shall have fire resistance rating of minimum 2 hour.

c) The minimum width of staircase shall be as given in the relevant Chapter.

d) The minimum width of treads without nosing shall be 0.28m for staircase for residential buildings. In the case of other buildings the minimum tread shall be 0.30m. The treads shall be constructed and maintained in a manner to prevent slipping. The maximum height of riser shall be 0.175m in the case of residential buildings and 0.15m in the case of other buildings and shall be limited to 15 risers per flight in residential buildings.

e) Handrails shall be provided with a minimum height of 1.2m from the centre of the tread.

f) The minimum headroom in a passage under the landing of a staircase and under the staircase shall be 2.2m.

g) Access to main staircase shall be gained through adequate fire resistance rating (As per Table 1 of Part IV of the NBC, 2005 and Table 2 to 18 of Part IV of the NBC) Automatic closing doors placed in the enclosing walls of the staircases. It shall be a swing type door opening in the direction of the escape.

h) No living space, store or other fire risk shall open directly into the staircase or staircases.

i) External exit door of staircase enclosure at ground level shall open directly to the open spaces or can be reached without passing through any door other than a door provided to form a draught lobby.

j) The exit sign with arrow indicating the way to the escape route shall be provided at a height of 1.5m from the floor level on the wall and shall be illuminated by electric light connected to corridor circuits. All exit way marking signs should be flushed with the wall and so designed that no mechanical damage shall occur to them due to moving of furniture or other heavy equipment’s. Further all landings of floor shall have floor indication boards indicating the number of floor.  The floor indication board shall be placed on the wall immediately facing the flight of stairs and nearest to the landing. It shall be of size not less than 0.5mx0.5m and it shall be prominently on the wall facing the staircase.

k) In case of single staircase it shall terminate at the ground floor level and the access to the basement shall be by a separate staircase. However the second staircase may lead to basement levels provided the same is separated at ground level by either a ventilated lobby with discharge points at two different ends or through enclosures with fire resistance rating door (As per Table 1 of Part IV of the NBC, 2005 and Table 2 to 18 of Part IV of the NBC) or through a fire protected corridor. Lifts General requirements of lifts shall be as follows;

a) All the floors shall be accessible for 24 hours by the lifts. The lifts provided in the building shall not be considered as a means of escape in case of emergency. In a dual line arrangement (lifts opposite to each other) the lobby may be between 1.5 times to 2.5 times the depth of one car. For in line (single line) arrangements the lobby may be typically half of the above recommendations.

b) Grounding switch at ground floor level, to enable the fire service to ground the lift shall also be provided.

c) The lift machine room shall be separate and no other machinery shall be installed there in.

d) Walls of lift enclosures and lift lobby shall have fire rating of 2 hour (As per Table 1 of Part IV of the NBC, 2005 and Table 2 to 18 of Part IV of the NBC); lifts shall have a vent at the top of area not less than 0.2 sq m.

e) Lift car door shall have a fire resistance rating of 1 hour.

f) Lift lobby doors in lift enclosures shall have fire resistance (As per Table 1 of Part IV of the NBC, 2005 and Table 2 to 18 of Part IV of the NBC).

g) Collapsible gates shall not be permitted for lifts and shall have solid doors with fire resistance of at least 1 hour.

h) If the lift shaft and lobby is in the core of the building a positive pressure between 25 and 30 Pa shall be maintained in the lobby and a positive pressure of 50 Pa shall be maintained in the lift shaft. The mechanism for pressurization shall act automatically with the fire alarm; it shall be possible to operate this mechanically also.

i) Lifts if communicating with basement, the lift lobby of the basements shall be pressurized with self closing door with fire resistance rating. Telephone or other communication facilities shall be provided in lift cars and to be connected to fire control room for the building.

j) Exit from the lift lobby, if located in the core of the building, shall be through a self closing fire door of half an hour fire resistance.

k) Suitable arrangements such as providing slope in the floor of lift lobby shall be made to prevent water used during fire fighting, etc., at any landing from entering the lift shafts.

l) A sign shall be posted and maintained on every floor at or near the lift indicating that in case of fire, occupants shall use the stairs unless instructed otherwise. The sign shall also contain a plan for each floor showing the locations of the stairways. Alternate source of power supply shall be provided for all the lifts through a manually operated changeover switch.

m) For pressurization specifications of various building components refer NBC Chapter4 Fire and Life Safety Section  4.10 pressurization of staircases (Protected Escape Routes).

Basements

a) Each basement shall be separately ventilated. Vents with cross-sectional area (aggregate) not less than 2.5 percent of the floor area spread evenly round the perimeter of the basement shall be provided in the form of grills or breakable stall board lights or pavement lights or by way of shafts. Alternatively, a system of air inlets shall be provided at basement floor level and smoke outlets at basement ceiling level. Inlets and extracts may be terminated at ground level with stall board or pavement lights as before, but ducts to convey fresh air to the basement floor level have to be laid. Stall board and pavement lights should be in positions easily accessible to the fire brigade and clearly marked ‘smoke outlet’ or ‘AIR INLET’ with an indication of area served at or near the opening.

b) The staircase of basements shall be of enclosed type having fire resistance rating (As per NBC). The staircase shall be situated at the periphery of the basement to be entered at ground level only, from outside open air. The staircase shall communicate with basement through a lobby with self closing doors with fire resistance rating as per relevant NBC code entioned above.

c) For travel distance table given below shall be followed. If travel distance exceeds that given in the table below, additional staircase shall be provided. 

Sr. No. Group of Occupancy Maximum Travel Distance construction
Type 1& 2 Type 3& 4
i. Residential (A) 30.0 22.5
ii. Educational (B) 30.0 22.5
iii. Institutional 30.0 22.5
iv. Assembly(D) 30.0 30.0
v. Business (E) 30.0 30.0
vi. Mercantile (F) 30.0 30.0
vii. Industrial (G) 45.0 Construction  type  3  and  4  not permitted
viii. Storage (H) 30.0 Construction  type  3  and  4  not permitted
ix. Hazardous (J) 22.5 Construction  type  3  and  4  not permitted

d) In multi-story basements, intake ducts may serve all basement levels, but each basement level and basement compartment shall have separate smoke outlet duct or ducts. Ducts so provided shall have the same fire resistance rating as the compartment itself. Fire rating may be taken as the required smoke extraction time for smoke extraction ducts.

e) Mechanical extractors for smoke venting system from lower basement levels shall also be provided. The system shall be of such design as to operate on actuation of heat/smoke sensitive detectors or sprinklers, if installed, and shall have a considerable superior performance compared to the standard units. It shall also have an arrangement to start it manually.

f) Mechanical extractors shall have an internal locking arrangement, so that extractors shall continue to operate and supply fans for HVAC shall stop automatically with the actuation of fire detectors.

g) Mechanical extractors shall be designated to permit 30 air changes per hour in case of fire or distress call. However, for normal operation, air changes schedule shall be as given in Part 8, Building Services, Section 3, Air- Conditioning, Heating and Mechanical Ventilation of National Building Code.

h) Mechanical extractors shall have an alternative source of supply.

i) Ventilating ducts shall be integrated with the structure and made out of brick masonry or reinforced cement concrete and when this duct crosses the transformer area or electrical switchboard, fire dampers shall be provided.

j) The basement shall not be permitted below the ward block of a hospital/nursing home unless it is fully sprinkled. Building services such as electrical sub-stations, boiler rooms in basements shall comply with the provisions of the Indian Electricity Act/ Rules. Boiler room shall be provided at the first basement along the periphery wall with fire resistance rating (As per NBC) or shall be separated with the blast wall.

k) If cut outs are provided from basements to the upper floors or to the atmospheres, all sides cut out openings in the basements shall be protected by sprinkler head at close spacing so as to form a water curtain in the event of a fire.

l) It is essential to make provisions for drainage of any such water on all floors to prevent or minimize water damage of the contents. The drain pipes should be provided on the external wall for drainage of water from all floors. On large area floors, several such pipes may be necessary which should be spaced 30 m apart. Care shall be taken to ensure that the construction of the drain pipe does not allow spread fire/ smoke from floor to floor.

Compartmentation

The building shall be suitably compartmentalized so that fire/smoke remains confined to the area where fire incident has occurred and does not spread to the remaining part of the building. Compartmentation and pressurization method shall be adopted (as per NBC) to protect escape routes against ingress of smoke, or toxic gases into the escape routes will be prevented. Pressurization shall be adopted for high rise buildings and building having mixed occupancy/multiplexes having covered area more than 500 m2.

Ramps

a. The ramp to basement and parking floors shall not be less than 8.0m wide for two way traffic and 4.0m wide for one way traffic, provided with Gradient of 1:10 for cars. At curved portions of the ramp or for circular ramps the slope should not be more than 1:12.

b. Ramp may also be provided in setback area which can be sloped considering unhindered movement of fire Engine and in no case the gradient shall be less than 1:10.

c. All structural design/safety aspects as per latest BIS codes and NBC shall be complied along with consideration of weight of Fire Engine and its maneuverings.

d. The minimum width of the ramps in hospitals shall be 2.4 m for stretcher and not for vehicular movement.

e. In this case Handrails shall be provided on both sides of the ramp.

f. Ramps shall lead directly to outside open space at ground level or courtyards or safe place.

Corridors

a. Exit corridors and passageways shall be of width not less than the aggregate required width of exit doorways leading from them in the direction of travel to the exterior.

b. The minimum width of a corridor shall be 1.2m for single loaded and 1.8m for double loaded in a residential building.

c. Where stairways discharge through corridors and passageways, the height of corridors and passageways shall be not less than 2.4m.

d. All means of exit including staircases lifts lobbies and corridors shall be ventilated.

12.2.7 Building Services

Staircase and corridor Lighting

a. The staircase and corridor lighting shall be on separate service and shall be independently connected so as it could be operated by one switch installation on the ground floor, easily accessible to fire fighting staff at any time irrespective of the position of the individual control of the light points, if any.

b. Staircase and corridor lighting shall also be connected to alternate supply from parallel high-tension supply or to the supply from the stand by generator.

c. Emergency lights shall be provided in staircase and corridor/passageway, horizontal exits, refuge area; and all wires and other accessories used for emergency light shall have fire retardant property.

Electrical Services

a. The electrical distribution cables/wiring shall be laid in separate duct which shall be sealed at every floor with non-combustible materials having the same fire resistance as that of the duct. Low and medium voltage wiring running in shaft and in false ceiling shall run in separate conduits.

b. Water mains, telephone cables, intercom cables, gas pips or any other service line shall not be laid in the duct for electric cables. Use of bus ducts/solid rising mains instead of cables is preferred.

c. The provision of dedicated telecommunication ducts for all new building proposals is mandatory for conveyance of telecommunication and other data cables.

d. Separate circuits for water pumps lifts, staircases and corridor lighting and blowers for pressurizing system shall be provided directly from the main switchgear panel ( for detailed specifications refer NBC).

Alternate Source of Electric Supply

A stand by electric generator shall be installed to supply power to staircase and corridor lighting circuits, fire lifts, the stand by fire pumps, pressurization fans and blowers smoke extraction and damper system in case of failure of normal electric supply. The generator shall be capable of taking starting current of all the machines and circuits stated above simultaneously. If the stand by pump is driven by diesel engine, the generator supply need not be connected to the stand-by pump.

Air-conditioning

 Air conditioning shall conform to the following:

a. Escape routes like staircases, common corridors lift lobbies, etc. shall not be used as return air passage.

b. The ducting shall be constructed of substantial gauge metal in accordance with good practice.

c. Wherever the ducts pass through fire walls or floors, the opening around the ducts shall be sealed with materials having fire resistance rating of the compartment.

d. Where duct crosses a compartment which is fire rated, the ducts shall be fire rated for same fire rating. Further depending on services passing around the duct work which may get affected in case of fire temperature rising, the ducts shall be insulated.

e. Metallic ducts shall be used even for the return air instead of space above the false ceiling.

f. Where plenum is used for return air passage, ceiling and its fixtures shall be of non combustible material.

g. The materials used for insulating the duct system (inside or outside) shall be of non combustible material; glass wool shall not be wrapped or secured by any material of combustible nature.

h. Air ducts serving main floor areas, corridors, etc shall not pass through the staircase enclosure.

i. The air handling units shall be separate for each floor and air ducts for every floor shall be separated and in no way inter-connected with ducting of any other floor.

j. If the air handling unit serves more than one floor, the recommendations given above shall be compiled with in addition to the conditions given below:

k. Proper arrangements by way of automatic fire dampers working on smoke detector/ or fusible ink for isolation all ducting at every floor from the main riser shall be made

 l. When the automatic fire alarm operates, the respective air-handling units of the air-conditioning system shall automatically be switched off. m. The vertical shaft for treated fresh air shall be of masonry construction.

n. The air filters of the air-handling units shall be of non-combustible materials or fire rated (As per NBC).

o. The air handling unit room shall not be used for storage of any combustible materials.

p. Inspection panels shall be provided in the main trunking to facilitate the cleaning of ducts of accumulated dust and to obtain access for maintenance of fire dampers. q. No combustible material shall be fixed nearer than 150mm to any duct unless such duct is properly enclosed and protected with non-combustible material (glass wool or spyglass with neoprene facing enclosed and wrapped with aluminum sheeting) at least 3.2mm thick and which would not readily conduct heat.

Transformers:

a. If transformers are housed in the building below the ground level it shall be necessarily in the first basement in separate fire resistance room of 4 hours rating. Transformer shall be dry type and shall be kept in an enclosure with walls, doors and cut-outs having fire resistance rating of 4 hour. The room shall necessarily be at the periphery of the basement having separate and direct access from open area at ground floor through a fire escape staircase. The entrance to the room shall be provided with a steel door of 2 hours fire rating. A curb of a suitable height shall be provided at the entrance in order to prevent the flow of oil from ruptured transformer into other parts of the basement. The switchgears shall be housed in a separate room separated from the transformer bays by a fire-resisting wall with fire resistance not less than 4 hours.

b. The transformer shall be protected by an automatic foam sprinkler system. When housed at ground floor level it/they shall be cut-off from the other portion of premises by fire resisting walls of 4 hours rating.

c. A tank of RCC construction of adequate capacity shall be provided at lower basement level, to collect the oil from the catch pit in case of emergency. The pipe connecting the catch pit to the tank shall be of noncombustible construction and shall be provided with a flame arrester.

d. The electric sub-station shall be located in a separated building in accordance to I.E. Rules 68(1) and 64(1) 

 If this is not possible due to site conditions, the sub-station shall be located on the ground floor. As far as possible sub-station shall not be installed in a basement, for such situations special provisions like mechanical ventilation, wherever required, cable ducting, cable trays, top/bottom entry of HV/LV cable, hooks on transformer(s)& HV panels adequate drainage, effective measures to prevent flooding etc. shall be provided. Adequate precautions shall also be taken for water proofing to prevent seepage of water. A ramp shall also be provided with a slope, not steeper than 1 in 7, for easy movement of equipments to and from sub-station.

f. Fire regulations- The installations shall be carried out in conformity with the local regulations and rules there under wherever they are in force. At other places NBC guidelines shall be followed.

Gas Supply:

a. Town Gas/LP Gas supply pipes- Where gas pipes are run in buildings, the same shall be run in separate shafts exclusively for this purpose and these shall be on external walls, away from the staircase. There shall be on interconnection of this shaft with rest of the floors.

b. LPG distribution pipes shall always be below the false ceiling. The length of these pipes shall be as short as possible. In the case of kitchen cooking range area, apart from providing hood, covering the entire cooking range, the exhaust system should be designed to take care of 30cu.m per minute grill to trip oil vapors escaping into the fume hood.

c. For large/commercial kitchens all wiring in fume hoods shall be of fibreglass insulation. Thermal detectors shall be installed into fume hoods of large kitchens for hotels, hospitals and similar areas located in high rise buildings. Arrangements shall be made for automatic tripping of the exhaust fan in case of fire.

d. If LPG is used, the same shall be shut off. The voltage shall be of 24V or 100 V DC operated with the external rectifier. The valve shall be of the hand re-set type and shall be located in an area segregated from cooking ranges. Valves shall be easily accessible. The hood shall have manual facility for steam or carbon dioxide gas injection, depending on duty condition; and Gas meters shall be housed in a suitably constructed metal cupboard located in a well ventilated space, keeping in view the fact that LPG is heavier than air and town gas is lighter than air. Boiler Room Further, the following additional aspects may be taken into account in the location of Boiler

boiler room:

a. The boiler shall not be allowed in sub-basement but be allowed in the first basements away from the escape routes.

b. The boilers shall be installed in a fire resisting room of 4 hours fire resistance rating and this room shall be situated on the periphery of the basement. Catch pit shall be provided at the low level. Entry to this room may be provided with a composite door of two hour fire resistance.

c. The boiler room shall be provided with fresh air inlets and smoke exhausts directly to the atmosphere.

d. Foam inlets shall be provided on the external walls of the building at the ground floor level to enable the fire services to use foam in case of fire.

e. The furnace oil tank for the boiler, if located in the adjoining room shall be separated by fire resisting wall of 4 hour rating. Entry to this room shall be provided with a composite door of 2 hour fire resistance. A curb of suitable height shall be provided at the entrance in order to prevent the flow of oil into the boiler room in case of tank rupture.

12.3 PUBLIC HEALTH INSTALLATIONS

I. TWO PIPE SYSTEM IN DRAINAGE

1) The drainage system of building shall be of two pipe system in which the soil and waste pipes are distinct and separate. The soil pipes being connected to the drain direct and waste pipes through a trapped gully. All traps of all appliances are completely ventilated in this system.

2) In Group housing, commercial complexes, commercial (other than plotted), institutional, industrial, other building specified by the competent authority in accordance with Rule, the water from waste pipes shall be treated within the premises from appropriate treatment plant. The treated water shall be used for flushing, horticulture and cooling tower purposes. Further, no soil/ waste pipe shall be allowed in common wall.

II. MINIMUM SANITARY FACILITIES REQUIRED FOR VARIOUS TYPE OF BUILDINGS

1) Dwellings with individual convenience shall have at least the following fitments namely

(i) One bath room provided with a tap;

(ii) One water closet; and

(iii) For kitchen wash basin, one Nahani trap in the floor or a sink trap raised from the floor shall be provided. Where only one water closet is provided in a dwelling, the bath and water closet shall be separately provided. All waste water outlets shall be provided with suitable traps for preventing back flow of water or foul smell or both.

2) Dwellings (tenements) without individual conveniences shall have the following fitments namely:(i) One water tap with draining arrangements in each tenement;

(ii) One water closet and one bath for every two tenements; and

(iii) Water tap in common bath room and common water closet.

3) In all the buildings having toilets/washrooms henceforth Dual flushing system of not more than 7 Ltr. Capacity per WC shall be mandatory in order to take care of water conservation.

4) The requirements for fitments for drainage and sanitation, in case of buildings other than residences such as office buildings, factories, cinemas, concert halls, theatres, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, schools, hostels etc. shall be in accordance with relevant Bureau of Indian Standards/NBC/MBBL as amended from time to time is annexed at Annexure-3.

III. METHOD OF DISPOSAL

(1) Every water borne drainage installation shall be connected with the public sewer, but in case no public sewer exists in the vicinity of the said premises the drainage system may as a temporary measure and subject to the previous written approval of the Competent Authority be connected to a septic tank from which the effluent shall be drained off – (i) Into absorption pits; or (ii) By sub-soil drain: Provided that no absorption pit shall be allowed in the case of any premises or area in which domestic supply is taken from sub soil water: Provided further that if in future a public sewer is constructed in the nearby area, which can serve the premises, the owner shall at his own expense cause the said drainage system to be connected to the sewer.

(2) Effective arrangements shall be made to treat the effluents upto the parameters/guidelines issued from time to time by Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee Chandigarh (CPCC) from the sewer system so as to ensure that the untreated effluents do not enter any canal, river or water body.

IV. SEPTIC TANK

(1) No septic tank shall be located (i) At a distance of less than 25 metres from a dwelling unit or any other building used for human habitation or for work or recreation; (ii) Within a public through fare; (iii) Within 60 (sixty) metres from any percolation well, watercourse or stream used or likely to be used for drinking or domestic purposes or for manufacture or preparation of any article of food or drink for human consumption and it shall be readily accessible so as to permit cleaning operation being carried out without interference with the operation of any water borne sanitary installation as a whole.

(2) Every septic tank intended to serve a population of 24 (twenty four) or more persons shall be constructed into two separate compartments so that one compartment when required can be put out of use for cleaning purposes. The capacity of every compartment of the septic tank shall be 2 ½ (two and half) times the total water supply allowances for the total number of residents of the buildings in premises.

(3) Every inlet pipe into a septic tank shall be effectively trapped.

(4) The design of septic tank shall be in accordance with the National Building Code and guidelines issued by Chandigarh Administration.

V. ABSORPTION PIT

(1) In the matter of location, every absorption pit shall conform to same restrictions as are laid down for a septic tank. (2) No absorption pit shall have any outlet into, a means of communication with any sewer, storm water drain and surface drain. (3) The walls of every absorption pit shall be at least 0.5 metres above ground level so as to exclude effectively the entry of storm water into the absorption pit. (4) The absorption pits shall be constructed in duplicate so that one pit can be put out of use for cleaning purposes. The capacity of the absorption pit shall be as approved by the Competent Authority. (5) Other details shall conform to the National Building Code.

VI. SUB-SOIL IRRIGATION FOR DISPOSAL OF EFFLUENT

(1) No Sub-soil irrigation work for disposal of effluent from a septic tank shall be laid out within a premise till a suitable area of open land, the situation and extent and sub-soil of which is previously approved by the Competent Authority, is set apart within the premises to be used as a farm or a garden. (2) The area set apart shall be one hectare for every 25,000 Ltr. of effluent per day. (3) No part of any area reserved for sub soil irrigation, shall be within a distance of 25 metres from the nearest point of any dwelling unit or any other building used for human habitation or for work or for recreation and of any canal or irrigation well. (4) No such works shall be laid out within a distance of 75 metres from any percolation well, tube well, or water-course or stream used or likely to be used for drinking or domestic purposes or for the manufacture or preparation of any articles of food or drink for human consumption

VII. ZERO WASTE WATER DISCHARGE

(1) The group housings, industries, commercial, institutions and any other building specified by the competent authority shall ensure zero waste water discharge to main sewer line and shall install suitabe treatment plant for treatment of waste water. The applicant shall submit completion certificate of installation of treatment plant from independent expert agency along with the application of Occupation Certificate

(2) For water conservation in the building, provision shall be made whereby the waste water generated from the sources such as dishwashing or washing machines, is used for sub-surface irrigation, or if treated, for non-potable purposes e.g. to flush toilets and for washing cars.

Note: The above restriction shall not apply in case of plots upto 4000 square metres.

VIII. NOTICE AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF WORK

No connection to any public sewer shall be made nor any water borne sanitary and drainage installations intended to be connected through the connection, shall be brought into use until a certificate after completion of these works, has been applied for by the applicant to the Competent Authority and a certificate has been issued by the letter to the effect that the sanitary installations and drainage have been satisfactorily completed in compliance with this Rule. If no decision is communicated on the application for a certificate within 30 days of the receipt of the application, the certificate shall be deemed to have been granted.

IX. APPLICATION FOR CONNECTION WITH PUBLIC SEWER

(1) After the grant of a certificate referred to in the building Rule or in the event of the said certificate having been deemed to have been granted, every person intending to connect a drain to a public sewer shall apply to the Competent Authority at least seven days before the date on which such connection is required. (2) The application shall be accompanied by a certificate referred to the Rule and such amount as may be laid down from time to time by the Competent Authority and calculated on the basis of the current schedule of rates to meet the cost of the proposed connection. (3) On receipt of the application and subject to the requirement of the foregoing clauses, the Competent Authority shall sanction or reject the request. (4) In the event of the required connection having been sanctioned, it shall be made only under the supervision of an officer authorized by the Competent Authority.

X. SEWER CONNECTION

(1) Every drain discharging into a public sewer shall join the sewer obliquely in the direction of the flow of the sewer. (2) If practicable, the connection shall be made at an existing junction in the sewer and if not possible, then there shall be an intercepting manhole before the connection.

XI. DRAINAGE OF ROOF

The roof of every building shall drain rain water into gutters, chutes or trough and shall be carried down through adequate number of down pipes without causing dampness in any part of the wall or foundation of the building or any adjacent building: Provided that in the case of detached or semidetached building not exceeding one storey, in height, rain water pipe, khasi or exposed parnalas may be provided for so long as these do not discharge into any public roadway, footpath or on private land of adjoining owner.

XII. INSPECTION OF WORK

Every person by or for whom any water borne sanitary installation or drainage installation or any other work in connection therewith is carried out for any existing or new building or any other premises, shall at all reasonable times, afford the Competent Authority or any other officer/official duly authorized by him, free access to such water borne sanitary installations or drainage installations or work in connection therewith, for the purpose of inspection.

XIII. EFFECT ON THE TRANSFERRED AREAS

Where the planned areas are transferred to the Competent Authority then the norms/ Rules / zoning parameters applicable to them at the time of transfer of these areas shall remain same, as defined by the concerned Department/ Authority.

12.4 STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

12.4.1 Materials The requirement of building materials to be used in construction shall conform to Part V Building Materials of the National Building Code of India, as amended from time to time.

12.4.2 Foundations

1. The loads and forces on buildings shall be calculated in accordance with Part VI Structural Design Section on Loads in the National Building Code of India, as amended from time to time.

2. The structural design of foundations and elements of substructures and superstructures of wood, masonry, reinforced, or pre-stressed concrete shall be in accordance with Part VI- Structural Design, Section 1-Loads, Section 2- Foundations, Section 3- Wood, Section 4- Masonry, Section 5- Concrete, Section 6- Steel and Section 7- Prefabrication and Systems Building, of the National Building Code of India, as amended from time to time.

3. After obtaining Occupation Certificate, the building shall not be modified or any additional structure be erected, which may induce such loads on foundation which may cause in stability of such settlements of the building or any part of the building.

4. For building more than three storeys high, foundations shall be designed after making standard tests and establishing the safe bearing capacity of the soil and for building less than three storeys high safe capacity of soil must be mentioned on foundation detail of structural drawings.

12.4.3 Building Services

The planning, design and installation of air-conditioning and heating installations of the building shall be in accordance with Part VIII, Building Services, Section 2- Electrical Installations and Section 3-Air-conditioning and Heating of the National Building Code of India, as amended from time to time.

12.4.4 Plumbing Services

The planning design and installation of water supply systems, drainage, sanitary installations and gas supply installations in buildings, shall be in accordance with Part IX Plumbing Services, Section 1-Water Supply, Section 2- Drainage and Sanitation and Section 3- Gas supply of the National Building Code of India, as amended from time to time.

12.4.5 Construction Practices and Safety

1. The various construction activities like: demolition, excavation, blasting, actual construction from foundation level upto completion shall be in accordance with Part VII – Construction Practices and Safety of the National Building Code of India, as amended from time to time. 2. The Safety Measures to be adopted during the various construction operations, including storage of materials on the construction site and Corporation/ public land shall be in accordance with Part VIIConstruction Practices and Safety of the National Building Code of India, as amended from time to time.

12.4.6 Damp Proof Course

1. Wall of a building including a pier forming a part of the wall or a compound wall shall be provided with a damp proof course, except when built up of materials such as cement concrete known as 1:2:4 cement concrete with or without the addition of any damp proofing material.

2. The materials specified as Damp Proof Course shall be as indicated in the Engineering Department or as per the Indian Standard Institution specifications, specified for this purpose and as amended from time to time.

3. In external wall, the horizontal Damp Proof Course shall be laid immediately above the plinth protection and a vertical damp proof course shall be provided on the interior face of the wall extending between the horizontal Damp Proof Course and the level of the upper surface of the concrete in finished floor.

4. In an internal wall, the horizontal Damp Proof Course shall be laid in level with the upper surface of the concrete in the finished floor. The section continuity of damp proof course between the internal and external wall shall be secured by the insertion any damp proof material.

12.4.7 Use of Glass in Buildings to Ensure Human and Fire Safety.

Following shall be provided while using Glass on external facade in the buildings:a. An Opening to the glass façade of min. width 1.5 m and height 1.5m shall be provided at every floor at a level of 1.2 m from the flooring facing compulsory open space as well as on road side. Construction that complies with the fire rating of the horizontal segregation and has any gap packed with a non-combustible material to withstand thermal expansion and structural movement of the walling without the loss of seal against fire and smoke.

b. Mechanism of Opening:- The openable glass panel shall be either left or right shall have manual opening mechanism from inside as well as outside. Such openable panels shall be marked conspicuously so as to easily identify the openable panel from outside.

c. Fire seal to be provided at every floor level between the external glazing and building structure. d. The glazing used for the façade shall be of toughened (tempered) safety glass as per I.S.2553

e. To avoid fire propagation vertically from one floor to another floor, a continuous glass I must be separated internally by a smoke/ fire seal which is of non combustible material having a fire resistance rating of not less than 2 hours.

f. The openable vent of minimum 2.5% of the floor area shall be provided. The openable vent can be pop out type or bottom hinged provided with fusible link opening mechanism and shall also be integrated with automatic Smoke Detection System. i. Alternate vertical glass panels of the façade shall be openable type with the mechanism mentioned above in order to ventilate the smoke. ii. Refuge areas covered with the glass façade shall have all the panels fully openable (either left or right hinged) both from inside as well as outside.

g. Glass quality and Practice of use of Glass in buildings shall have to be in conformity with the BIS Rules as given in Table below:

IS Rule Specifications
2553 (Part 1):1990 Specification for safety glass: Part 1 General purpose (third revision)
2835:1987 Specification for flat transparent sheet glass (third revision)
438:1994 Specification for silvered glass mirrors for general purposes (second revision)
5437:1994 Specification for figured rolled and wired glass (first revision).
14900:2000 Specification for transparent float glass.
16231 Part 1 General methodology for selection
16231 Part 2 Energy and Light
16231 Part 3 Fire and Loading

12.5 ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE

S.O. 3999(E)

Whereas, by notification of the Government of Indi a in the erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forests number S.O.1533 (E), dated the 14th September, 2006 issued under sub-section (1) read with clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section (3) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and clause (d) of the sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Central Government directed that on and from the date of its publication, the required construction of new projects or activities or the expansion or modernisation of existing projects or activities listed in the Schedule to the said notification entailing the capacity addition with change in process or technology and or product mix shall be undertaken in any part of India only after prior environmental clearance from the Central Government or as the case may be, by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, duly constituted by the Central Government under sub-section (3) of section 3 of the said Act, in accordance with the procedure specified therein;

And whereas, the said Ministry has received suggestions for ensuring Ease of Doing Responsible Business; and streamlining the permissions for buildings and construction sector which is important for providing houses and for this purpose the scheme of Housing for all by 2022 with an objective of making available affordable housing to weaker sections in urban area has ambitious target;
And whereas clause (a) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 provides that, whenever the Central Government considers that prohibition or restrictions of any industry or carrying on any processes or operation in any area should be imposed, it shall give notice of its intention to do so;

And whereas, a draft notification for making amendments in the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 issued in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section (3) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 read with clause (d) of the sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 was published, vide number S.O.1595 (E) dated the 29th April 2016, inviting objections and suggestions from all the persons likely to be affected thereby, within a period of sixty days from the date of publication of said notification in the Gazette of India;

And whereas, all objections and suggestions received in response to the above mentioned draft notification have been duly considered by the Central Government;

Now, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause (v) of sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986), read with clause (d) of sub-rule (3) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments in the Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 namely:
In the said Notification,

(I) after paragraph 13, the following paragraph shall be inserted, namely

“14. Integration of environmental condition in Building Bye-Laws.

1. The integrated environmental conditions with the building permission being granted by the local authorities and the construction of buildings as per the size shall adhere to the objectives and monitorable environmental conditions as given at Appendix-XIV.

2. The States adopting the objectives and monitorable environmental conditions referred to in sub-paragraph (1), in the building bye-laws and relevant State laws and incorporating these conditions in the approvals given for building construction making it legally enforceable shall not require a separate environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for individual buildings.

3. The States may forward the proposed changes in their bye-laws and rules to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, who in turn will examine the said draft bye-laws and rules and convey the concurrence to the State Governments.

4. When the State Governments notifies the bye-laws and rules concurred by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the Central Government may issue an order stating that no separate environmental clearance is required for buildings to be constructed in the States or local authority areas.

5. The local authorities like Development Authorities, Municipal Corporations, may certify the compliance of the environmental conditions prior to issuance of Completion Certificate, as applicable as per the requirements stipulated for such buildings based on the recommendation of the Environmental Cell constituted in the local authority.

6. The State Governments where bye-laws or rules are not framed may continue to follow the existing procedure of appraisal for individual projects and grant of Environmental Clearance for buildings and constructions as per the provisions laid down in this notification.

7. For the purpose of certification regarding incorporation of environmental conditions in buildings, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change may empanel through competent agencies, the Qualified Building Environment Auditors (QBEAs) to assess and certify the building projects, as per the requirements of this notification and the procedure for accreditation of Qualified Building Auditors and their role as given at AppendixXV.

8. In order to implement the integration of environmental condition in building bye-laws, the State Governments or Local Authorities may constitute the Environment Cell (herein after called as Cell), for compliance and monitoring and to ensure environmental planning within their jurisdiction.

9. The Cell shall monitor the implementation of the bye-laws and rules framed for Integration of environmental conditions for construction of building and the Cell may also allow the third part auditing process for oversight, if any.

10. The Cell shall function under the administrative control of the Local Authorities.

11. The composition and functions of the Cell are given at Appendix-XVI.

12. The Local Authorities while integrating the environmental concerns in the building bye-laws, as per their size of the project, shall follow the procedure, as given below:

BUILDINGS CATEGORY '1' (5,000 to < 20,000 Square meters)

A Self declaration Form to comply with the environmental conditions (Appendix XIV) along with Form 1A and certification by the Qualified Building Environment Auditor to be submitted online by the project proponent besides application for building permission to the local authority along with the specified fee in separate accounts. Thereafter, the local authority may issue the building permission incorporating the environmental conditions in it and allow the project to start based on the self declaration and certification along with the application. After completion of the construction of the building, the project proponent may update Form 1A online based on audit done by the Qualified Building Environment Auditor and shall furnish the revised compliance undertaking to the local authority. Any non-compliance issues in buildings less than 20,000 square meters shall be dealt at the level of local body and the State through existing mechanism.

OTHER BUILDINGS CATEGORIES (≥ 20,000 Square meters)

The project proponent may submit online application in Form 1 A alongwith specified fee for environmental appraisal and additional fee for building permission. The fee for environmental appraisal will be deposited in a separate account. The Environment Cell will process the application and present it in the meeting of the Committee headed by the authority competent to give building permission in that local authority. The Committee will appraise the project and stipulate the environmental conditions to be integrated in the building permission. After recommendations of the Committee, the building permission and environmental clearance will be issued in an integrated format by the local authority.

The project proponent shall submit Performance Data and Certificate of Continued Compliance of the project for the environmental conditions parameters applicable after completion of construction from Qualified Building Environment Auditors every five years to the Environment Cell with special focus on the following parameters:

a) Energy Use (including all energy sources).

b) Energy generated on site from onsite Renewable energy sources.

c) Water use and waste water generated, treated and reused on site.

d) Waste Segregated and Treated on site.

e) Tree plantation and maintenance.

After completion of the project, the Cell shall randomly check the projects compliance status including the five years audit report. The State Governments may enact the suitable law for imposing penalties for noncompliances of the environmental conditions and parameters. The Cell shall recommend financial penalty, as applicable under relevant State laws for non-compliance of conditions or parameters to the local authority. On the basis of the recommendation of the Cell, the local authority may impose the penalty under relevant State laws. The cases of false declaration or certification shall be reported to the accreditation body and to the local body for blacklisting of Qualified Building Environment Auditors and financial penalty on the owner and Qualified Building Environment Auditors.

No Consent to Establish and Operate under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 will be required from the State Pollution Control Boards for residential buildings up to 1,50,000 square meters.”;

II) In the Schedule, for item 8 and the entries relating thereto, the following item and entries shall be substituted, namely:
(

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
“8   Building / Construction projects / Area Develop ment projects and Townships
8 (a) Building               and Construction projects   > 20,000 sq. mtrsand < 1,50,000 sq. mtrs  of  built  up area The term “built up area” for the purpose of  this  notification  is  the  built  up  or covered  area  on  all  floors  put together
including its basement and other service areas, which are proposed in the buildings
and construction projects.
Note 1. The projects or activities shall not
include   industrial   shed, universities, college, hostel for educational institutions,
But such buildings shall ensure sustainable  environmental management, Solid and liquid and implement Environmental conditions given at Appendix-XIV.
Note   2.-General   Condition   shall   not apply.
Note 3.-The exemptions granted at Note 1
will be available only for industrial shed after integration of environmental norms with building permissions at the level of
local authority.
8 (b) Townships
and                     Area
Development projects
≥  3,00,000      sq.
mtrs  of  built    up area or
Coverin
g               an  area
≥ 150
ha
≥1,50,000 sq. mtrs
and < 3,00,000 sq. mtrs built up area
or
covering an area ≥
50  ha  and  <  150 ha
Note.-   General   Condition   shall   not
apply”.

APPENDIX –XIV

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONS

(CATEGORY '1': 5,000 to less than 20,000 Square meters)
 

MEDIUM S.N ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Topography Natural and
Drainage
1 The natural drain system should be maintained for ensuring unrestricted flow of water. No construction shall be allowed to obstruct the natural drainage through the site. No construction is allowed on wetland and water bodies.
Check dams, bio- swales, landscape, and other sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) are allowed for maintaining the drainage pattern and to harvest rain water.
WaterConservation,Rain Water Harvesting, Ground Water Recharge 2 and Use of water efficient appliances shall be promoted. The local bye-law provisions on rain water harvesting should be followed. If  local  bye-law provision  is  not  available,  adequate provision  for  storage  and recharge should  be  followed  as  per  the  Ministry of  Urban  Development  Model Building Bye-Laws, 2016.
A  rain  water  harvesting  plan  needs  to  be  designed where  the  recharge bores (minimum  one  recharge  bore  per  5,000  square  meters  of  built  up area)  is recommended. Storage and reuse of the rain water harvested should be promoted. In areas where ground water recharge is not feasible, the rain water should be harvested and stored for reuse. The ground water shall not be withdrawn without approval from the Competent Authority.
All recharge should be limited to shallow aquifer.
  2(a) At least 20% of the open spaces as required by the local building bye-laws shall be  pervious. Use of Grass pavers, paver blocks with at least 50% opening, landscape etc. would be considered as pervious surface.
Waste Management 3 Solid waste: Separate wet and dry bins must be provided in each unit and at the ground level for facilitating segregation of waste.
Sewage:  In areas where  there is no municipal sewage  network,  onsite treatment systems  should  be  installed.  Natural  treatment  systems  which integrate  with  the landscape shall be promoted. As far as possible treated effluent should be reused.
The excess treated effluent shall be discharged following the CPCB norms. Sludge from the onsite sewage treatment, including septic tanks, shall be collected, conveyed and disposed as per the Ministry of Urban Development, Central Public Health  and  Environmental  Engineering  Organisation (CPHEEO)  Manual  on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Systems, 2013.
The  provisions  of  the  Solid  Waste  (Management)  Rules  2016  and  the waste (Management) Rules 2016, and the Plastics Waste (Management) Rules 2016 shall  be followed.
Energy 4 Compliance with the Energy Conservation  Building Code  (ECBC)  of Bureau  of Energy Efficiency shall be ensured. Buildings in the States which have notified their own ECBC, shall comply with the State ECBC.
Outdoor and common area lighting shall be Light Emitting Diode (LED). Solar,  wind  or  other  Renewable  Energy  shall  be  installed  to  meet electricity  generation equivalent to 1%  of the  demand load or as per the state level/ local building bye-laws requirement, whichever is higher.
Solar water heating shall be provided to meet 20% of the hot water demand of the commercial and institutional building or as per the requirement of the local building bye-laws, whichever is higher. Residential buildings are also recommended to meet its hot water demand from solar water heaters, as far as possible. Concept of passive solar design that minimize energy consumption in buildings by using design elements, such as building orientation, landscaping, efficient building envelope, appropriate fenestration, increased day lighting design and thermal mass etc. shall be incorporated in the building design.
Wall, window, and roof u-values shall be as per ECBC specifications.
Air Quality and Noise 5 Dust, smoke & other air pollution prevention measures shall be provided for the building as well as the site. These measures shall include screens for the building under construction, continuous dust/ wind breaking walls all around the site (at least 3 meter height). Plastic/tarpaulin sheet covers shall be provided for vehicles bringing in sand,  cement,  murram and other construction materials prone  to causing dust pollution at the site as well as taking out debris from the site. Sand, murram, loose soil, cement, stored on site shall be covered adequately so as to prevent dust pollution. Wet jet shall be provided for grinding and stone cutting. Unpaved surfaces and loose  soil shall be adequately  sprinkled with water to suppress dust. All construction and demolition debris shall be stored at the site (and not dumped on the roads or open spaces outside) before they are properly disposed. All demolition and construction waste shall be managed as per the provisions of the Construction and Demolition Waste Rules 2016. All workers working at the construction site and involved in loading, unloading, carriage of construction material and construction debris or working in any area with dust pollution shall be provided with dust mask. For indoor air quality the ventilation provisions as per National Building Code of
India shall be made.
  5 (a) The location of the DG set and exhaust pipe height shall be as per the provisions of the CPCB norms.
Green Cover 6 A minimum of 1 tree for every 80 square meters of land should be planted and maintained. The existing trees will be counted for this purpose. Preference should be given to planting native species.
  6 (a) Where the trees need to be cut, compensatory plantation in the ratio of 1:3 (i.e. planting of 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut) shall be done and maintained.

(Category '2': 20,000 to less than 50,000 Square meters)

MEDIUM S.N. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Topography Natural
Drainage
1 The natural drain system should be maintained for ensuring unrestricted flow of water. No construction shall be allowed to obstruct the natural drainage through the site. No construction is allowed on wetland and water bodies. Check dams, bio- swales, landscape, and other sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) are allowed for maintaining the drainage pattern and to harvest rain water.
Buildings shall be designed to follow the natural topography as much as possible. Minimum cutting and filling should be done.
Water Conservation, Rain Water Harvesting, and Ground Water Recharge 2 A complete plan for rain water harvesting, water efficiency and conservation should be prepared. Use of water efficient appliances should be promoted with low flow fixtures or sensors. The local bye-law provisions on rain water harvesting should be followed. If local  bye-law  provision  is  not  available, adequate  provision  for  storage  and  recharge should be followed as per the Ministry of Urban Development Model Building Bye- laws, 2016. A rain water harvesting plan needs  to be  designed where  the recharge  bores  of minimum one recharge bore per 5,000 square meters of built up area and storage capacity of minimum one day of total fresh water requirement shall be provided. In areas where ground water recharge is not feasible, the rain water should be harvested and stored for reuse. The ground water shall not be withdrawn without approval from the Competent Authority. All recharge should be limited to shallow aquifer
  2(A) At least 20% of the open spaces as required by the local building bye-laws shall be
pervious. Use of Grass pavers, paver blocks with at least 50% opening, landscape
etc. would be considered as pervious surface.
Waste Management 3 Solid waste: Separate wet and dry bins must be provided in each unit and at the ground level for facilitating segregation of waste. Sewage: Onsite sewage treatment of capacity of treating 100% waste water to be installed. Treated waste water shall be reused on site for landscape, flushing, cooling tower, and other end-uses.  Excess treated water shall be discharged as per CPCB
norms. Natural treatment systems shall be promoted. Sludge from the onsite sewage treatment, including septic tanks, shall be collected, conveyed and disposed as per the Ministry of Urban Development, Central Public Health  and Environmental  Engineering  Organisation  (CPHEEO)  Manual  on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Systems, 2013. The  provisions  of  the  Solid  Waste (Management)  Rules  2016  and  the  e-waste (Management) Rules 2016, and the Plastics Waste (Management) Rules 2016 shall be followed.
  3 (a) All non-biodegradable waste shall be handed over to authorized recyclers for which a written tie up must be done with the authorized recyclers.
  3(b) Organic  waste  compost/  Vermiculture  pit  with  a  minimum  capacity  of  0.3 kg /person/day must be installed.
Energy 4 Compliance with the Energy Conservation  Building Code  (ECBC)  of  Bureau of  Energy  Efficiency  shall  be  ensured.  Buildings  in  the  States  which  have notified their own ECBC, shall comply with the State ECBC.
Outdoor  and  common  area  lighting  shall  be  LED.  Concept  of  passive  solar design   that   minimize   energy   consumption   in   buildings   by   using   design elements, such as building orientation, landscaping, efficient building envelope, appropriate  fenestration,  increased  day  lighting  design  and  thermal  mass  etc. shall  be incorporated  in the building design.  Wall,  window, and  roof u-values shall be as per ECBC specifications.
  4 (a) Solar,  wind  or  other  Renewable  Energy  shall  be  installed  to  meet electricity generation equivalent to 1%  of the  demand load or as per the state level/ local building bye-laws requirement, whichever is higher.
  4 (b) Solar water heating shall be provided to meet 20% of the hot water demand of the commercial and institutional building or as per the requirement of the local building bye-laws, whichever is higher. Residential buildings are also recommended to meet its hot water demand from solar water heaters, as far as
possible.
  4 (c) Use  of  environment  friendly  materials  in  bricks,  blocks  and  other construction materials, shall be required for at least 20% of the construction material quantity.  These incl ude flyash bricks, hollow bricks, AACs, Fly Ash Lime Gypsum blocks, Compressed earth blocks, and other environment friendly materials. Fly ash should be used as building material in the construction as per the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification of September, 1999 as amended from
time to time.
Air Quality and Noise 5 Dust, smoke & other air pollution prevention measures shall be provided for the building as well as the site. These measures shall include screens for the building under construction, continuous dust/ wind breaking walls all around the site (at least 3 meter height). Plastic/tarpaulin sheet covers shall be provided for vehicles bringing in sand,  cement,  murram and other construction materials prone  to causing dust pollution at the site as well as taking out debris from the
    site. Sand, murram, loose soil, cement, stored on site shall be covered adequately so as to prevent dust pollution. Wet jet shall be provided for grinding and stone cutting. Unpaved surfaces and loose soil shall be adequately sprinkled with water to suppress dust. All construction and demolition debris shall be stored at the site (and not dumped on the roads or open spaces outside) before they are properly disposed. All demolition and construction waste shall be managed as per the provisions of the Construction and Demolition Waste Rules 2016.All workers working at the construction site and involved in loading, unloading, carriage of construction material and construction debris or working in any area with dust pollution shall be provided with dust mask.
For indoor air quality the ventilation provisions as per National Building Code of India.
  5(A) The location of the DG set and exhaust pipe height shall be as per the provisions of the CPCB norms.
Green Cover 6 A minimum of 1 tree for every 80 sq.mt. of land should be planted and maintained. The existing trees will be counted for this purpose. Preference should be given to planting native species.
  6 (a) Where the trees need to be cut, compensatory plantation in the ratio of 1:3 (i.e. planting of 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut) shall be done and maintained.
Top Soil preservation and reuse 7 Topsoil should be stripped to a depth of 20 cm from the areas proposed for buildings, roads, paved areas, and external services. It  should  be  stockpiled appropriately  in  designated  areas  and  reapplied  during plantation of the proposed vegetation on site.
Transport 8 A comprehensive mobility plan, as per MoUD best practices guidelines (URDPFI),
shall be prepared to include motorized, non-motorized, public, and private networks.
Road should be designed with due consideration for environment,  and safety of users. The road system can be designed with these basic criteria.
1. Hierarchy of  roads  with  proper  segregation  of  vehicular and  pedestrian traffic.
2.Traffic calming measures.
3.Proper design of entry and exit points. 4.Parking norms as per local regulation.
(Category '3': 50000 to 150000 m2)
Topography        and Natural
Drainage
1 The natural drain system should be maintained for ensuring unrestricted flow of water. No construction shall be allowed to obstruct the natural drainage through the site. No construction is allowed on wetland and water bodies.
Check dams, bio- swales, landscape, and other sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) are allowed for maintaining the drainage pattern and to harvest rain water. Buildings shall be designed to follow the natural topography as much as possible. Minimum cutting and filling should be done.
Water conservation - Rain Water
Harvesting, and Ground Water
2 A complete plan for rain water harvesting, water efficiency and conservation should  be  prepared.  The  local  bye-law  provisions  on  rain  water  harvesting should  be  followed.  If  local  bye-law  provisions  are  not  available,  adequate provision for storage and recharge should be followed as per the Ministry of Urban Development Model Building Bye- laws, 2016.
A rain water harvesting plan needs to be designed  where the recharge bores of minimum one recharge bore per 5,000 square meters of built up area and
Recharge   storage capacity of minimum one day of total fresh water requirement shall be provided. In areas where ground water recharge is not feasible, the rain water should  be  harvested  and  stored  for  reuse.  The  ground  water  shall  not  be withdrawn without approval from the Competent Authority.
All recharge should be limited to shallow aquifer.
  2(a) At least 20% of the open spaces as required by the local building bye-laws shall be pervious. Use of Grass pavers, paver blocks with at least 50% opening, landscape etc. would be considered as pervious surface.
  2 (b) Use of water efficient appliances should be promoted. Low flow fixtures or sensors  be used to promote water conservation.
  2 (c) Separation of grey and black water should be done by the use of dual plumbing system. In case of single stack system separate recirculation lines for flushing by giving dual plumbing system be done.
Solid Waste Management 3 Solid waste: Separate wet and dry bins must be provided in each unit and at the ground level for facilitating segregation of waste. The  provisions  of  the  Solid Waste  (Management)  Rules  2016  and  the  e-waste (Management) Rules 2016, and the Plastics Waste (Management) Rules 2016 shall be followed.
  3 (a) All non-biodegradable waste shall be handed over to authorized recyclers for which a written tie up must be done with the authorized recyclers.
  3(b) Organic  waste  composter/Vermiculture  pit  with  a  minimum  capacity  of
0.3  kg /person/day must be installed.
Sewage      Treatment Plant 4 Onsite  sewage  treatment  of  capacity  of  treating  100%  waste  water  to  be installed.  Treated  waste  water  shall  be  reused  on  site  for  landscape,  flushing, cooling tower, and other end-uses.   Excess treated water shall be discharged as per CPCB norms. Natural treatment systems shall be promoted.
Sludge  from  the  onsite  sewage  treatment,  including  septic  tanks,  shall  be collected,  conveyed  and  disposed  as  per  the  Ministry  of  Urban  Development, Central   Public   Health     and     Environmental     Engineering     Organization (CPHEEO)  Manual  on Sewerage and Sewage Treatment Systems, 2013.
Energy 5 Compliance with the Energy Conservation  Building Code  (ECBC)  of Bureau of Energy Efficiency shall be ensured. Buildings in the States which have notified their own ECBC, shall comply with the State ECBC.
Outdoor and common area lighting shall be LED. Concept of passive solar design that minimize energy consumption in buildings by using design elements, such as building orientation, landscaping, efficient building envelope, appropriate fenestration, increased day lighting design and thermal mass etc. shall be incorporated in the building design. Wall, window, and roof u-values shall be as per ECBC specifications.
  5 (a) Solar,  wind  or  other  Renewable  Energy  shall  be  installed  to  meet electricity generation equivalent to 1%  of the  demand load or as per the state level/ local building bye-laws requirement, whichever is higher.
  5 (b) Solar water heating shall be provided to meet 20% of the hot water demand of the commercial and institutional building or as per the requirement of the local building bye-laws, whichever is higher. Residential buildings are also recommended to meet its hot water demand from solar water heaters, as far as
possible.
  5 (c) Use  of  environment  friendly  materials  in  bricks,  blocks  and  other construction materials, shall be required for at least 20% of the construction material quantity. These include flyash bricks, hollow bricks, AACs, Fly Ash Lime Gypsum blocks, Compressed earth blocks, and other environment friendly materials. Fly ash should be used as building material in the construction as per the provisions of the Fly Ash Notification of September, 1999 as amended from time to time.
Air Quality and Noise 6 Dust, smoke & other air pollution prevention measures shall be provided for the Building  as  well  as  the  site.  These  measures  shall  include  screens  for  the building under construction, continuous dust/ wind breaking walls all around the site (at least 3 meter height). Plastic/tarpaulin sheet covers shall be provided for vehicles  bringing  in  sand,  cement,    murram  and  other  construction  materials prone  to causing dust pollution at the site as well as taking out debris from the site.  Wheel  washing  for  the  vehicles  used  be  done.  Sand,  murram,  loose  soil, cement,  stored  on  site  shall  be  covered  adequately  so  as  to  prevent  dust pollution.  Wet  jet  shall  be  provided  for  grinding  and  stone  cutting.  Unpaved surfaces and loose soil shall be adequately sprinkled with water to suppress dust. All  construction  and  demolition  debris  shall  be  stored  at  the  site  (and  not dumped on the roads or open spaces outside) before they are properly disposed. All demolition and construction waste shall be managed as per the provisions of the Constructionand Demolition Waste Rules 2016. All workers working at the construction  site  and  involved  in  loading,  unloading,  carriage  of  construction material and construction debris or working in any area with dust pollution shall be provided with dust mask. For indoor air quality the ventilation provisions as
per National Building Code of India.
  6 (a) The location of the DG set and exhaust pipe height shall be as per the provisions of the CPCB norms.
Green Cover 7 A minimum of 1 tree for every 80 sq.mt. of land should be planted and maintained.  The existing trees will be counted for this purpose. Preference should be given to planting native species.
  7 (a) Where the trees need to be cut, compensatory plantation in the ratio of 1:3 (i.e. planting of 3 trees for every 1 tree that is cut) shall be done and maintained.
Top Soil Preservation and Reuse 8 Topsoil should be stripped to a depth of 20 cm from the areas proposed for buildings, roads, paved areas, and external services. It should be stockpiled appropriately in designated areas and reapplied during plantation of the
proposed vegetation on site.
Transport 9 A comprehensive mobility plan, as per MoUD best practices guidelines (URDPFI), shall be prepared to include motorized, non-motorized, public, and private networks. Road should be designed with due consideration for environment,  and safety of users. The road system can be designed with these basic criteria.
1.   Hierarchy of  roads  with  proper  segregation  of  vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
    2. Traffic calming measures.
3. Proper design of entry and exit points.
4.   Parking norms as per local regulation.
Environment Management Plan 10 An environmental management plan (EMP) shall be prepared and implemented to ensure compliance with the environmental conditions specified in item number 1 to 9 above.  A  dedicated  Environment  Monitoring  Cell  with defined  functions  and responsibility shall be put in place to implement the EMP. The environmental cell  shall  ensure  that  the  environment infrastructure  like  Sewage  Treatment  Plant, Landscaping,  Rain  Water Harvesting,  Energy efficiency and  conservation,  water efficiency and conservation,  solid waste  management,  renewable  energy etc.  are kept operational and meet the required standards. The environmental cell shall also keep the record of environment monitoring and those related to the environment infrastructure.

APPENDIX-XV

Accreditation of Environmental Auditors (Qualified Building Auditors)

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), through qualified agencies shall accredit the Qualified Building Environment Auditors (QBEAs). The Qualified Building Environment Auditors could be a firm / organization or an individual expert, who fulfils the requirements. The Ministry will implement this process of accreditation through Quality Council of India (QCI), National Productivity Council or any other organization identified by the Government. The organizations like Indian Green Building Council, Bureau of Energy Efficiency etc. can also be associated in the process of accreditation, training, and renewal. The environmental consultants accredited by the QCI for building sector will be qualified as QBEAs. The QBEAs will meet the following criteria. The accrediting agency can improvise on these criteria.
Qualifications of the Auditor:

a) Education: Architect (Degree or Diploma), Town Planners (Degree), Civil Engineer / Mechanical Engineer (Degree or Diploma), PG in Environmental Science or any other qualification as per the scheme of the accreditation.

Training:

b) Mandatory training to be given by the accreditation body or their approved training providers. This will be as per the scheme of the accreditation.
Experience:

c) At least 3 years of work experience in the related field or building sector Environment Impact Assessment consultants accredited by QCI or any other experience criteria as per the scheme of the accreditation.

Infrastructure and equipment:

d) As per the scheme of the accreditation Renewal:

e) The accreditation will be valid for 5 years and will be renewed as per the process developed under the accreditation scheme.

Accountability/Complaint redressal mechanism: Any complaints regarding the quality of the work of QBEAs shall be made to the accreditation body. The accreditation body shall evaluate the complaint and take appropriate action including black listing or cancellation of the accreditation with wide public notice. This will be in addition to the action at the level of local authority for penalty and blacklisting. The Ministry can also take such action in case of specific complaint or feedback.

APPENDIX-XVI

Environmental Cell at the level of Local Authority:

An Environmental Cell shall be setup at the local authority level to support compliance and monitoring of environmental conditions in buildings. The Cell shall also provide assistance in environmental planning and capacity building within their jurisdiction. The responsibility of this cell would be monitoring the implementation of this notification and providing an oversight to the Third-Party Auditing process. The cell will operate under the local authority.

Constitution of the cell:

The cell will comprise of at least 3 dedicated experts in following fields:

a) Waste management (solid and liquid)

b) Water conservation and management

c) Resource efficiency including Building materials

d) Energy Efficiency and renewable energy

e) Environmental planning including air quality management.

f) Transport planning and management.

The Cell shall induct at least two outside experts as per the requirements and background of dedicated experts. Existing environmental cells at the level of local authority can be co-opted and trained for this Cell.

Financial Support:

An additional fee may be charged along with processing fee for building permission for integrating environmental conditions and it’s monitoring. The local authority can fix and revise this additional fee from time to time. The amount of this fee shall be deposited in a separate bank account, and used for meeting the requirement of salary / emoluments of experts and running the system of online application, verifications and the Environmental Cell.

Functions of the Cell:

1) The cell shall be responsible for assessing and appraising the environmental concerns of the area under their jurisdiction where building activities are proposed. The Cell can evolve and propose additional environmental conditions as per requirements. These conditions may be area specific and shall be notified in advance from time to time. These additional conditions shall be approved following a due consultation process. These environmental conditions will be integrated in building permissions by the sanctioning authority. 2) Develop and maintain an online system for application and payment of fees. The Cell shall maintain an online database of all applications received, projects approved, the compliance audit report, random inspections made. The Cell shall maintain a portal for public disclosure of project details including self certification and compliance audit reports filed by the Qualified Building Environment Auditors for public scrutiny of compliance of environmental conditions by the project.

3) Monitoring the work of Environmental Audit process carried by the Qualified Building Auditors.

4) The Cell shall review the applications; finalize the additional environmental conditions if required within 30 days of the submission of the application to the local authority.

5) The Cell shall adopt risk based random selection of projects for verifying on site for certification of QBA, compliance of environmental conditions and five yearly audit report.

6) The Cell shall recommend to the local authority for financial penalty for non-compliance of environmental conditions by the project proponent.

7) The Cell shall recommend to the accrediting body and the local authority against any Qualified Building Environment Auditor, if any lapse is found in their work.

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