1. Short Title – These rules, may be called the Madhya Pradesh Bhumi Vikas Rules, 1984.

2. Definitions – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-

(1) “Accessory use” means any use of the premises subordinate to the principal use and customarily incidental to the principal use;
(2) “Act” means the Madhya Pradesh Nagar Tatha Gram Nivesh Adhiniyam, 1973 (No. 23 of 1973);
(3) “Alteration” means a change from one occupancy to another or a structural change, such as an addition to the area or height, of the removal of part of a building, or any change to the structure, such as the construction of, cutting into a removal of any wall, partition, column, beam, joint, floor or other support or a change to or closing of any required means of ingress or egress or a change of the fixtures or equipment;
(4) “Approved” means approved by the Authority having jurisdiction or power;
1(5) “Authority having jurisdiction” (hereinafter referred to in these rules as “Authority”) in relation to development and building activities means,

(a) For Permission for development of land in Planning area and nonplanning area authorized The Director of Town & Country Planning or any other officer by him in this behalf
(i) Making of any material change in land includes sub division of land use of land in terms of occupancy.  
(ii) The Corporate development inclusive of group housing projects.  
(iv) development of land, construction/ alteration, demolition of building in area beyond Municipal area but within planning area.  
(b) For permission for construction/ alteration, demolition of building in planning area and non- planning area-                             
(i) In any area falling within the local a Municipal Corporation or Municipality and over which Special Area Development Authority has no jurisdiction. Such Municipal Corporation or Municipal Council, as the case may be or such other authority or officer authorized by or under the relevant Municipal Law to grant such permission.
(ii) In any area over which a Special Area Development Authority has jurisdiction Such Special Area Development Authority or such other officer of the Authority as may be authorised by such Authority in this behalf.

Explanation – The expressions “Municipal Corporation" and “Municipal Council” whenever the context so requires shall include the Administrator of the city referred under Section 423 of the Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1956 and “the person or committee of persons” appointed by the State Government under Section 328 or under Section 337 of the Madhya Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1961.

(6) “Balcony” means a horizontal projection, including a handrail or balustrade, to serve as passage or a sitting out place;
(7) “Basement or Cellar” means the lower storey of a building below or partly below ground level;
1(8) “ Building Activities” means :–

(a) erection, re-erection, making material alteration and demolition of any building;
(b) development of land as a composite building scheme and corporate development;
(c) development and redevelopment of any tract of land which includes division and sub-division into plots or various land uses within a colony.

Note – In all the above three cases, the planning permission shall be given or rejected, as the case may be, by the Director of Town and Country Planning within the planning and non-planning area inclusive of Municipal Corporation or Council or S.A.D.A. jurisdiction area. The building permission shall be granted by Municipal Corporation/Council/Special Area Development Authority as the case may be.

1(9) “Height of a building” means the vertical distance of the building which shall be measured from a reference level which would be either the centre of the approach road from which the access is being taken on the average height of the plot above this level, whichever is higher. This level shall be construed as the ground level and the vertical distance of the structure shall be calculated form such level to the top of the slab of the top most floor. Space below this level shall be considered as basement. In case of pitched/slopping roofs, the midpoint between the roof ridge and the caves level shall be taken as the highest point and the vertical distance from the construed ground level measured up to this point. If the built from below the road level is used as habitable accommodation because of the advantage of existing topography such area shall be permitted as habitable area and shall be counted in the Floor Area Ratio, Machine rooms mumptee, lift, AC structure and water storage tank of top most floor shall be exempted from the calculation of vertical distance.
(10) “Building line” means the line up to which the plinth of a building adjoining a street or an extension of a street or a strip of land ear-marked or reserved for future construction of street may lawfully extend. It includes the lines prescribed, if any, scheme. The building line may change from time to time as decided by Authority;
(11) “Chajja” means a slopping or horizontal structural overhang usually provided over opening on external walls to provide protection from sun and rain and includes architectural extension.
(12) “Chimney” means an upright shaft containing and encasing one or more flues provided for the conveyance to the outer air of any product of combustion resulting from the operation of any heat producing appliances or equipment, employing solid liquid or gaseous fuel;
(13) “Chowk or Courtyard” means a space permanently open to the sky, enclosed fully or partially by building and may be at ground level or any other level within or adjacent to a building;
(14) “Chowk inner” means a chowk enclosed on all sides;
(15) “Chowk outer” means a chowk where one of its size is not enclosed;

(16) “Code” means the National Building Code of India as published by the Indian Standard Institution;
(17) “Conversion” means the change of occupancy or premises to any occupancy or use requiring additional occupancy permit;
(18) “Corporation” means a Corporation established under the Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, 1956 (No. 23 of 1956).
1(19) “Covered Area” means the area of the land covered by the plinth of the building at the ground floor level and shall be counted as the ground coverage. This shall exclude the area covered by projections at slab level and area of the plinth not covered by roof at top. Cantilevered projection up to an extend of one third of the Marginal Open Space shall be permissible on the upper slab level with a clear height for vehicular/pedestrian movement. These projection cannot be made at height below 2.5 meter from the ground level. This projection shall not construe to be covered area. Areas covered on the second and third floor levels as cantilever projection with at least 5.5 meters clear space below for movement, but not within the setback/marginal open space, shall not be counted in covered area. All areas in the building shall be counted in covered areas except for service ducts, garage on ground floor and lift wells.
(20) “Cul de Sac” means a lane, one end of which terminate providing no further of access;
(21) “Density” means the residential density as expressed in these rules in terms of number of dwelling units per hectare.
Explanation – (i) Where such densities are expressed as exclusive of community facilities and provision for open spaces and major roads (excluding incidental open spaces), these shall signify net residential densities. Where these densities are expressed after taking into consideration the required open provision for space and community facilities and major roads, these shall signify gross residential densities on neighborhood level, sector level or town level, as the case may be. The provision of open spaces and community facilities shall depend on the size of the residential community.
(ii) Incidental open spaces are mainly open spaces required by these rules to be left around and in between two buildings to provide lighting and ventilation;
(22) “Development Authority” means a Town and Country Development Authority established under Section 38 of the Madhya Pradesh Nagar Tatha Gram Nivesh Adhniyam, 1973 (No. 23 of 1973) or a Special Area Development Authority constituted under Section 65 of the said Act or an Improvement Trust constituted under the Madhya Pradesh Town Improvement Trust Act, 1960 (No. 14 of 1961).    (23) “Drain” means a line of pipes including all fittings and equipments, such as manholes, inspection chambers, traps, gullies and floor traps, used for the drainage of a building or a number of buildings or yards, appurtenent, to building, within the same Curtilage and shall include open channels used for
carrying surface water; (24) Drainage” means the removal of any liquid by a system constructed for this purpose;
(25) “Dwelling Unit / Tenement” means an independent dwelling unit with separate facilities for living, cooking and sanitary requirement.
(26) “Exit” means a passage, channel or means of egress from any building stories or floors area to a street or other open space of safety;
(27) “Fire Separation” means the distance in meters measured from any other building on the site or from other site, or from the opposite side of a street or other public space to the building;
1(27-a) “Forest House” means a house in such areas and built subject to such conditions as specified in sub-rule (13) of rule 17;
(28) “Floor” means the lower surface in a storey on which one normally walks in a building. The general term, “floor” unless otherwise specially mentioned shall not refer to a “Mezzanine Floor”;
Note – The sequential number of floor shall be determined by its relation to the determining entrance level. For floors at or wholly above ground level with lowest floor in the building with direct entrance from the road or street shall be termed as floor 1. The other floors above floor 1 shall be numbered in
sequence as floor 2, floor 3 and so on, with number increasing upwards. 
2(28-a) “High rise building” means a building –
(i) which consists of more than six stories; or
(ii) which has a height of more than 18 meters”; (exclusive of stilt parking of 2.4 m. height)
3(29) "Floor Area Ratio" means the ratio of permissible total of built up area in a building on all floors to the total plot area of the land in question. (The ratio stipulates the maximum of built quantity and no variations or exceptions shall be allowed,) except as specifically provided. The built up area as stated would construe the total built up area on all floors with the exception of lift wells, service ducts, machine room for lifts, water tanks covered parking areas one entrance lobby/foyer on ground floor, corridors, arcades, lobbies, mumptee, staircases but inclusive of covered projections exceeding the limits prescribed under rule 58.
(30) "Foundation" means a part of structure which is in direct contact with, and transmits loads to the ground;
(31) " Private garage" means a building whether permanent or temporary or a portion thereof designed and used for parking of privately owned mechanically propelled motor vehicles (of any description or other vehicles, in either case in private ownership) ;
(32) "Public garage" means a building or portion thereof, other than a private garage, designed or used for repairing, servicing, hiring. selling or storing or parking of motor vehicles of any description or other vehicles;
1(33) "Group Housing" means housing of a number of dwelling units on an undivided plot of land, built compositely and integrally where land building are held under a level right jointly, buildings and services are maintained jointly and the construction is undertaken by one Agency/ Authority/ Individual.
(34) "Habitable room" means a room occupied or designed for occupancy by one or more persons for study, living sleeping, eating, kitchen if it is used as a living room, but not including bath-rooms, water closet compartments, laundries, serving and storage pantries, corridors, sellers, attics and spaces that are not used frequently or during extended periods ;
(35) "Ledge or Tand" means a shelf like projection, supported in any manner whatsoever, except by means of vertical supports within a room itself but not having projection wider than one meter        (36) "Licensed Architect/ Structural Engineer/Engineer/Town Planner/ Supervisor Group" means respectively a qualified architect/ Structural Engineer/ Engineer/ Town Planner/ Supervisor Group who, in each case, has been licensed as such under these rules by the Authority ;
(37) "Lift" means an appliance designed to transport persons or materials between two or more levels in a verticals or substantially vertical direction by means of a guided Car platform;
(38) "Loft" means an intermediary floor between two floors or a residential space in a pitched roof, above normal Floor level which is constructed or adopted for storage purposes;

(39) "Mezzanine Floor" means an intermediate Floor, between two floors above ground level;
(40) "Municipal Council" means the Council constituted under the Madhya Pradesh Municipalities Act, 1961 (No. 37 of 1961);
(41) "Occupancy or Use Group" means the principal occupancy for which a building or a part of a building is used or intended to be used, for the purpose of classification of a building according to occupancy; an occupancy shall be deemed to include subsidiary occupancies which are contingent upon it.
Explanation. - The occupancy classification shall have the meaning given as under:-
(i) "Residential Buildings" include any building in which sleeping accommodation is provided for normal residential purposes with or without cooking or dining or both facilities. It includes one or two or multifamily dwellings, lodging or rooming houses, dormitories, apartment houses and flats and residential hotels;
(ii) "Educational Buildings" include any building used for school, college or day-care purposes for more than eight hours per week involving assembly for instruction, education or recreation incidental to educational buildings;
(iii) "Institutional Building "include any building or part thereof which is used for purposes such as medical or other treatment or care of persons suffering from physical or mental illness, disease or infirmity care of infants, convalescents or aged persons and for penal or correctional detention in which the liberty of the inmates restricted, Institutional buildings ordinarily provided sleeping accommodation for the occupants. It includes hospitals, sanitoria, custodial institution and penal institutions like jails, prisons, mental hospitals and reformatories.
(iv) "Assembly Building" include any building or part of a building where groups of people congregate or gather for amusement, recreation, social, religious, patriotic, civil, travel and similar purposes for example theatres, motion picture houses, assembly hall, auditoria, exhibition halls, museums, skating rinks, gymnasium, restaurants, place of worship, dance halls, club room, passengers stations and terminals of air, surface and other public transportation services, recreation piers and stadium.
(v) "Business building" means any building or part of a building which is used for transaction of business for the keeping of a accounts and records for similar purposes and include doctor's service facilities, city halls, town halls, court houses, record and reference libraries where principal function of these is transaction or public business and the keeping of books and records.

1(vi) "Mercantile building" means any building or part of a building which is used as *"Multiplex" shops, stores , markets , for display and sale of merchandise either wholesale or retail, Office Storage and service facilities incidental to the sale of merchandise and located in the same building shall be included under this group.
(vii) "Industrial Building" means any building or part of a building or structure, in which products or materials of all kinds and properties are fabricated, assembles or processed and include assembly plants, laboratories, power plants, smoke houses, refineries, gas plants , mills ,dairies, factories.
(viii) "Storage Building" means any building of part of a building used primarily for the storage or sheltering of goods, wares or merchandise and includes warehouses, cold storages; freight depots transit shade, store houses, public garages, hangers, truck terminals, grain elevators, brains and stables.
(ix) "Hazardous building" means any building or part of a building which is used for the storage, handling, manufacture or processing of highly combustible or explosive materials or products which are liable to burn with extreme rapidity and/or which may produce poisonous fumes or explosions, for the storage, handling, manufacturing or processing whereof involve highly corrosive, toxic or noxious alkalies, acids or other liquids or chemicals producing flame-fumes and explosive poisonous, irritant or corressive gases; and for the storage, handling or processing of any material producing explosive mixtures of dust or which results in the division of matter into fine particles subject to spontaneous ignition.
(42) "Occupier" includes any person for the time being, paying or liable to pay rent or any portion of the building in respect of which the ward is used, or compensation or premium on account of the occupation of such building and also a rent-free tenant, but does not include a lodger, and the words "occupy" and "occupation" shall be construed accordingly;
(43) "Open space" means an area forming an integral part of the plot left open to sky.
(44) "Front open space" means an open space across the front of a plot between the building line and the front boundary of the plot;
(45) "Rear open space" means an open space across the rear of a plot between the rear of the building and the rear boundary of the plot;
(46) "Side open space" means an open space across the side of the plot between the side of the building and the side boundary of the plot;

(47) "Operational Construction" means a construction put up by Government Department for operational purposes;
(48 ) "Owner" means the person who has legal title for land or building and also includes:-
(a) an agent or trustee who receives the rent on behalf of the owner;
(b) an agent or trustee who receives the rent of or is entrusted with or is concerned with any building devoted to religious or charitable purposes.
(c) a receiver executor or administrator or a manager appointed by any court of competent jurisdiction to have the charge of, or to exercise the rights of the owner ; and
(d) a mortgagee in possession.
(49) "Parapet" means a low wall or railing built along the edge of a roof or a floor;
(50) "Parking space" means an area enclosed or unenclosed , covered or open, sufficient in size to park vehicles together with a driveway connecting the parking space with a street or an alley and permitting ingress and egress of the vehicle ;
(51) "Permission" means an authorization in writing by the Authority to carry out work of development or building and regulated by these rules, which otherwise would be unlawful;
(52) "Plinth" means the portion of a structure between the surface of the surrounding ground and surface of the floor immediately above the ground;
(53) "Plinth area" means a built up covered area measured at the plinth level;
(54) "Room height" means a vertical distance measured from the finished floor surface to the finished ceiling surface. Where a finished ceiling is not provided, the underside of joints or beams or tie-beams shall determined the upper point of measurement ;
(55) "Row housing /Row type building" means a row of buildings with only front, rear and interior open spaces;
(56) "Sanctioned plan" means the set of plans and specifications submitted under the rules in connection with a building and duly approved and sanctioned by the Authority;
(57) "Semi-detached Building" means a building detached on three sides;
(58) "Service lane" means a road/lane provided at the rear or side of a plot for service purpose;

(59) "Set back line" means a line usually parallel to the plot boundaries and laid down in each case by the Authority beyond which nothing can be constructed towards the site boundaries ;
(60) "Site" means a parcel of land enclosed by definite boundaries;
(61) "Site corner" means a site at the junctions of two or more intersecting street;
(62) "Site, interior or tandem" means site, access to which is by a passage from a street, whether such passage forms part of site or not;
(63) "Storey" means the portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there be no floor above it, then the space between any floor and the ceiling next above it ;
(64) "Street" means any means of access, namely, highway, street, lane pathway, alley, stairway, passageway, carriageway, footway, square place or bridge, whether a thoroughfare or not over which the public have a right of passage or access or have passed and had access uninterruptedly for a specified period whether existing or proposed in any scheme and includes all bunds, channels, ditches, storm water drains, culverts, sidewalks, traffic islands roadside trees and hedges retaining walls, fences barriers and railings within the street lines ;
(65) "Street level or grade" means the officially established elevation of grade of the central line of the street upon which a plot fronts and if there is no officially established grade, the existing grade of the street at its mid-point:
(66) "Street line" means the line defining the side limits of a street ;
(67) "To erect" or "to erect a building" means-
(a) to erect a new building on any site whether previously built upon or not ;
(b) to re-erect any building of which portions above the plinth level have been pulled down, burnt or destroyed; and
(c) conversion from one occupancy to another ;
(68) "To abut" means to abut on a street such that any portion of the building is on the road boundary;
(69) "Travel distance" means distance from the remotest point on a floor of a building to a place of safety, whether it is vertical exist, or a horizontal exist to an outside exist measured along the line of travel ;
(70) "Varandah" means covered area with at least one side open to the outside with the exception of parapet which may be of the height of one meter on the upper floors as may be provided on the open side;

(71) "Water closet (WC)" means a privy with arrangement for flushing the pan with water ;
(72) "Window" means an opening to the outside than a door which provides all or part of the required natural light or ventilation or both to an interior space.
3. Applicability of the rules.-(1) Where land is to be developed or redeveloped into sub-divisions, plots or colonies, the rules shall apply to all the modifications to the land layout.
(2) Where a building is erected, the rules shall apply to the design and construction of the building.
(3) Where the whole or any part of the building is demolished, the rules shall apply to all parts of the building whether removed or not.
(4) Where the whole or any part of the building is demolished, the rules shall apply to any remaining part and to the work involved in demolition.
(5) Where a building is altered the rules shall apply to the whole building whether existing or new, except that the rules shall apply only to part if that part is completely self contained with respect to facilities and safety measures.
(6) Where the occupancy of a building is changed, the rules shall apply to all parts of the building affected by the change.
4. Rules not to apply to operational construction of the Government :-
(1) Nothing in these rules shall apply to-
(i) lands to which sub-section (4) of Section 1 of the Act applies ; and
(ii) operational constructions.
(2) The following constructions of the Government departments shall not come within the purview of operational construction for the purpose of these rules ;-
(a) new residential buildings.
(other than gate-lodges, quarters for limited essential operational staff)
(b) road and drains in colonies, hospitals, clubs, institutions and schools.
(3) In case of doubt as to whether any construction partakes the nature of operational constructions, the matter shall be referred to the State Government whose decision shall be final.

5. Existing Building.-Nothing in these rules shall require the demolition, alteration or abandonment of a building existing on the date on which the relevant provisions of these rules come into force nor prevent continuance of the use or occupancy of an existing building unless in the opinion of the authority, such building or portion thereof constitute a hazard to the safety of the adjacent property or to the safety of the occupants of the building itself, subject to the overall limitations, on restrictions
provided in the Development Plan for any area.
6. Alternative materials, methods of design and construction and tests-
(1) The provision of these rules are not intended to prevent the use of any material or method of design or construction not specifically prescribed by these rules or the Code, provided any such alternative has been approved by the Authority.
(2) The Authority may approve any such alternative provided it is of the opinion that the proposed alternative is satisfactory and conforms to the provisions of relevant parts regarding material, design and construction and that material, method or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least equivalent to that prescribed in these rules or the Code as regards quality, strength, compatibility, effectiveness, fire and water resistance, durability and safety.
(3) Whenever there is insufficient evidence before the Authority of compliance with the provisions of these rules or the Code or evidence that any material or method of design or construction does not conform to the requirements of these rule or the Code or in order to substantiate claims for alternative materials, design or methods of construction, the Authority may require tests sufficiently in advance as proof of compliance. These tests shall be made by an approved agency at the expense of the owner.
(4) If there are no appropriate test methods specified in these rules or the Code, the Authority shall determine the test procedure.
(5) Copies of the results of all such tests shall be retained by the Authority for a period of not less than two years after the acceptance of the alternative material.


17. Department of building inspection-
(1) The Authority shall have a department of building Inspection which shall be in the charge of an Authority. An officer, having minimum qualifications prescribed in rule 26 for an Engineer, or Architect or Town Planner shall, for the purpose of these rules, be designated as Building Officer. The appointment of the Building Officer shall be subject to the approval of the Director, Town and Country Planning Department of the State Government or such other officer as the Director may specify for this purpose :
Provided that two or more local authorities may be permitted by the Director to have a common Building Officer on terms and conditions mutually acceptable to such local authorities :
Provided further that no officer below the rank of Assistant Director, Directorate of Town and Country Planning may be appointed as Building Officer for the areas between Municipal Area and Planning area limits :
Provided also that for Class III and Class IV Town where these rules are enforced, any Officer with technical background may be appointed as Building Officer with the approval of Director, Town and Country Planning.
(2) The Authority shall appoint suitable number of Building Inspectors and other technical officers, having qualifications not less than those prescribed for supervisors in rule 26 to assist the Building Officer.
8. Power and duties of the Building Officer -
(1) The Building Officer shall enforce the provisions of these rules and all lawful orders or instructions issued pursuant thereto and shall act any question related to the mode of manner or construction, addition, alteration, repair, removal or demolition.
(2) The Building Officer -
(i) shall receive all applications for permission under rule 17 and may issue permission;
(ii) shall examine the premises for which permissions have been issued and ensure compliance with these rules;
(3) may as and when necessary issue all necessary notices or orders to (a) remove illegal or unsafe construction, (b) require necessary safeguards during development or construction, (c) require adequate exit facilities in existing buildings and (d) ensure compliance with all the requirements of safety, health and general welfare of the public as contained in these rule.
9. Right of entry –The Building Officer or his duly authorised representative may, after giving previous notice, enter at any reasonable time any building or premises to perform any duty imposed upon him by these rules:
"Provided that, -
(i) in the case of any building used as a dwelling house, or upon any enclosed part of garden attached to such building, no such entry shall be made except between the hours of sunrise and sunset or without giving its occupiers at least 24 hours notice in writing of the intention to enter;
(ii) sufficient opportunity shall in every instance be given to enable to women (if any) to withdraw from such land or building;
(iii) due regard shall always be had so far as may be compatible with the exigencies of the purpose for which the entry is made, to the social and religious usages of the occupants of the land of building entered".
10. Inspection.- The Building Officer may make or cause to be made all the required inspections or he may accept reports of inspections of authoritative and recognised services or individuals; and all reports of inspections shall be in writing and certified by a responsible officer of such authoritative service or by the responsible individual. The Building Officer may engage any such opinion as he may deem necessary to report upon unusual technical issues that may arise, subject to the approval of the Authority.
11. Constructions not according to plan - (1) if at any stage the Building Officer is of the opinion that construction is not proceeding according to the sanctioned plan or is in violation of any of the provisions of these rules or any other law for the time being in force, he shall notify the owner and thereupon all further construction not in conformity with these rules or any other law shall be stopped until correction has been effected and approved.
(2) If the owner fails to comply with the requirements at any stage of construction, the Authority may cancel the permission for building and shall cause notice of such cancellation to be securely posted upon the said construction, if the owner is not traceable at his address given in the notice and there is no agent to receive the notice on behalf of the owner. Posting of such a notice shall be considered sufficient notification of cancellation to the owner thereof.

12. Occupancy Violations:- Whenever any building is being used by any person contrary to provisions of these rules, the Building Officer may by order require discontinuance of such use of such building or portion thereof. Such person shall discontinue the use within Ten days of the receipt of such notice or make the building or portion thereof comply with requirements of the rules.
∗ 13. Board of Appeal. - (1) The State Government shall appoint a Board of Appeal consisting of the following ;-
(i) The Mayor of Municipal Corporation or President of Municipal Councilas Chairman.
(ii) The Joint or Dy. Director, Town & Country Planning for the area- as a member.
(iii) A representative nominated by the Authority.
(iv) The member nominated/co-opted by the Chairman, essentially a Civil Engineer of State Public Work Department/Health Engineering Department or Development Authority.
(2) The Board of Appeal shall hear appeals arising out of the following matters against the orders of the Authority or Building officer except land development permits :-
(a) conditions, if any, attached to the grant of building permission;
(b) the grounds on which building permission has been refused;
(c) suitability of alternative material or design or construction of building;
(d) the matters related with building controls.
The appeals pertaining to land development permits shall be heard by appellate authority as prescribed under Section 31 of the Act.
(3) The Board shall make regulations for conducting its investigations and lay down its own procedure which, as far as may be, shall be consistent with principles of natural justice for hearing appeals and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the Building Officer and furnish a copy of appellate decision to the appellant and may order such modification as if may deem necessary.
(4) The owner or engineer/Architect signing the plans out of which the appeal arises shall appeal to the Board, within thirty days from the grant or refusal of the permission, as the case may be. The appeal shall be decided as far as, may be, within sixty days of the receipt of the appeal.


14. Permission for Development or for Construction.
(1) Development or construction not to be without permission. No person shall carry out any development or erect, re-erect or make alterations or demolish any building or cause the same to be done without obtaining a prior permission in writing in this regard from the Authority.
Provided that no permission shall be required for :-
(i) Such alteration under below mentioned heads in a building, as do not otherwise violate any provisions regarding general building requirements, structural stability and fire safety requirements of these rules,-
(a) opening and closing of a window or door or ventilator;
(b) providing inter-communication doors;
(c) providing partitions;
(d) providing false ceilings;
(e) gardening;
(f) white washing;
(g) painting;
(h) re-tiling and repairing of roof;
(i) plastering and patch work;
(j) re-flooring;
(k) constructions of sun shades on one's own land;
(l) re-erection of portions of buildings damaged by earthquake or other natural calamities, to the same extent and specifications as existed prior to such damage;
∗(m) re-erection of portion of buildings damaged by any other calamity as may be notified by the District Collector, with the previous approval of the State Government to the same extent and specification as existed prior to damage.
(ii) carrying out works in compliance with any order or directions made by any authority under any law for the time being in force;
(iii) carrying out works by any authority in exercise of its powers under any law for the time being in force;
(iv) carrying out by the Central or the State Government or any local authority any work:-                                                                                    (a) required for the maintenance or improvement of a highway, road or public street, being works carried out on land within the boundaries of such highway, road or public street;
(b) for the purpose of inspecting, repairing or renewing any drains, sewers, mains, pipes, cables, telephone or other apparatus including the breaking open of any street or other land for that purpose:
Provided that no work which would entail breaking open any street shall be undertaken without prior intimation to the Authority :
(v) The erection (including wells) made in the ordinary course of agricultural operation.
(vi) The construction of a road intended to give access to land solely for agricultural purpose;
(vii) The normal use of land which has been used temporarily for other purpose like marriage pandals, or for festive occasions; and 
(viii) In case of land, normally used for no purpose or occasionally used, for any purpose, the use of land for the other purpose or occasions, not involving permanent diversion or diversion for substantial period;
1Provided also that in the case of a high rise building no permission shall be given save with express clearance given by the following site clearance committee as the case may be consisting of the following members namely:-
2(A) Site clearance committee within Municipal Corporation area :–

1. Divisional Commissioner Chairman
2. District Collector Member
3. Superintendent of Police Member
4. Municipal Commissioner Member
5. Superintendent Engineer/Executive Engineer of PWD (B&R) Member
6. Divisional Engineer of the respective jurisdiction the Madhya Pradesh. Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd Member
7. Fire Authority / Assistant Fire Officer Member
8. Joint Director/Deputy Director of the Town and Country Planning Department to be nominated by the Director, Town and Country Planning. Member Secretary

(B) Site clearance committee outside Municipal Corporation Area.:-

1. Collector of District Chairman
2. Chief Executive Officer of Zila Panchayat / Chief Municipal Officer of urban local body as the case may be, of the authority concern. Member
3. Superintendent of Police or his nominee not below the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police or city Superintendent of Police as the case may be. Member
4. Executive Engineer of PWD (B&R) nominated by the Superintending Engineer. Member
5. Divisional Engineer of the respective Jurisdiction of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. Member
6. A representative of the Fire Authority or an officer not below the rank of Assistant fire Officer, of any Corporation in the District nominated by the Collector. Member
7. Joint Director/Deputy Director of the Town and Country Planning Department to be nominated by the Director, Town and Country Planning. Member Secretary

(2) Permission for development and in addition a permission for building shall be necessary for commencement of building activities involving development of land as a composite building scheme.
(3) For construction for ground floor tenaments with walls of not-combustible material on plots not exceeding 50 square meters in site and service schemes on plinth of 30 centimeters above ground level and with a living room of not less than 7.5 square meters, no building permission shall be required.
15. Development/Building permit issued prior to these Rules. Any permission, sanction or approval given order passed or any action taken or anything done in respect of the matters covered by these rules under any law or rule in force immediately before the commencement of these rules shall be governed in accordance with the provisions of law or rule under which such sanction or approval was given, order was passed or any action was taken or anything was done, as if these rules have not come into force:

Provided that at the time of application for renewal of such building permit the work had not started fresh sanction under these rules shall be granted.
16. Application for permission for Development or for Building.-
Application for permission, for development or for building. Every person who intends to develop, erect, re-erect or make alterations in any place in a building shall give notice in writing to the Authority of his intention in the form given in appendix "A" and such notice shall be accompanied by plans and statements in quadruplicate. The plans may be in ordinary prints on farro paper or any other type. One set of such plans shall be cloth mounted which shall be retained in the office of the Authority for record after the issue of permit or a refusal. The application shall be accompanied by
documents, if any, showing proof of ownership or of any legal right in relation to the site.
The application shall also be accompanied by a certificate duly singed by Structural Engineer/Architect of the building ensuring all the provisions of Rule 84 (for Earthquake prone areas ) of this Niyam.
16- A. In addition to the provisions contained in rule 16, for earthquake prone areas the certificates as indicated in Appendix O, O1, P, P1, P2 and P3 shall be submitted duly signed by the Builder, Architect and Structural Engineer. In case of larger buildings having more than 500 sq. m. built up area or incase of more than 3 storied buildings, the certificates as per Appendix P4, P5 and P6 shall be filled in and signed separately by Builder, Architect and Structural Engineer respectively and submitted on its completion?
17. (1) Information Accompanying Notice - The notice shall be accompanied with the key plan site plan, building plan, service plan, specification, certificate of supervision and ownership title as prescribed in sub-rule (2) to (12).
(2) Drawing Sheet Sizes. :-
(a) the size of drawing sheets shall be any of those specified in Table- I           

TABLE- I : Drawing Sheet Sizes - [Rule 17 (2) (a)]
S. No
Trimmed Size mm
Untrimmed Size mm
1 A0 841X1,189 980X1,230
2 A1 594X841 625X880
3 A2 420X594 450X625
4 A3 297X420 330X450
5 A4 210X297 240X330
6 A5 148X210 165X240

 (b) Recommended Notation for Colouring Plans.- the plans shall be coloured as specified in Table-2.

TABLE-2 : Colouring of Plans - [Rule 17(2)(b)]
S. No Item Site Plan Building Plan
White Plan Blue Print Amonia Print White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Plot Lines Thick
2 Existing street Green Green Green _ _ _
3 Future street,
(if any)
_ _ _
4 Permissible
building lines
Thick Thick _
5 Open spaces No Colour No Colour No Colour No Colour No Colour No Colour
6 Existing work Black
White Blue Black White Blue
7 Work proposed
to be
8 Proposed work
(see Note-1)
Red filled in Red Red Red Red Red
9 Drainage and
Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted Red  Dotted
10 Water Supply
Black Dotted thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin Black Dotted  thin

 Note 1: For entirely new construction this need not be done. For extension of an existing work this shall be apply.
Note 2: For land development, Sub-division, Layout, suitable coloring notations shall be used which shall be indexed.
(3) Key Plan.- A key plan drawn, to a scale of not less than 1 in 10,000 shall be submitted along with the application for permission for a development/building showing the boundary locations of the site with respect to neighborhood landmarks. The minimum dimension of the key plan shall be not less than 75 mm.
(4) Site Plan.- The site plan sent with an application for permit shall be drawn to a scale of not less than 1 in 1000 for site up to ten hectares and not less than 1 in 2000 for a site more than ten hectares and shall show:-
(a) the boundaries of the site with dimensions and of any contiguous land belonging to the applicant indicating Khasra number or any other equivalent local denominations and in case the contiguous land owned by the applicant had been sub-divided earlier, public facilities provided in it and all streets within it opening out in the site for which the permission is being sought;
(b) the position of the site in relation to neighbouring street                                                                     (c) the name of the street in which the building is proposed to be situated, if any:
(d) all existing buildings on, over or under the site including service lines;
(e) 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 (a) in relation to:-
(i) the boundaries of the site and in case where the site has been partitioned, the boundaries of the portion owned by the applicant and also of the portions owned by others;
(ii) all adjacent streets, buildings (with number of storeys and height) and premises within a distance of 12 m of the site and of the contiguous land (if any) referred to in (a); and
(iii) if there is no street within a distance of 12m of the site, the nearest existing street.
(f) 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 (a):
(g) space to be left about the building to secure a free circulation of air, admission of light and access for scavenging purposes;
(h) the width of the street (if any) in front and of the street (if any) at the side or near the buildings;
(i) the direction of north point relative to the plan of the buildings;
(j) the position of all existing features like high tension line, telegraph and electrical poles, underground pipe lines, trees, grave yards, religious buildings, railway lines, etc. within a distance of 30 meters from the nearest edge of the site, all major physical features of land proposed to be developed which include the approximate location and size of any water body, flood affected areas and contours at an interval of 0.3 meters in case of the site which has a slope more than 1 in 20;
(k) present and proposed use of the land; and
(l) such other particulars as may be prescribed by the Authority;
(5) Sub-Division/Layout Plan:- In the case of development work, the notice shall be accompanied by the sub-division /layout plan which shall be drawn on a scale of not less than 1: 500 containing the following :-                                                                                                                                                 (a) scale used and north point;
(b) the location of all proposed and existing roads with their existing proposed/prescribed width within the land;
(c) dimensions of plot along with building lines showing the setbacks with dimensions within each plot;
(d) the location of drains, sewers, public facilities and services, and electrical lines, etc.
(e) table indicating size, area and use of all the plots in the sub- division/ layout plan;
(f) a statement indicating the total area of the site, area utilised under roads, open spaces for parks, playgrounds, recreation spaces and development plan reservation, schools, shopping and other public places along with their percentage with reference to the total area of the site proposed to be sub-divided; and
(g) in case of plots which are sub-divided in built-up areas in addition to the above, the means of access to the sub-division from existing streets;
(h) in all layouts of any kind of development having area of 2 hectares or more, rainwater harvesting measures shall be compulsory .The above measures may be provided in 10 percent on space."
(6) Building Plan.- (i) The Plan of the building and elevation and section accompanying the notice shall be drawn to a scale of 1 :100. The plan shall :-
(a) include floor plans of all floors together with the covered area clearly indicating the size and spacing of all framing members and sizes of rooms and the position of staircases, ramps and lift wells
(b) show the use of occupancy of all parts of the building;
(c) show exact locating of essential services, for example, water closet, sink, bath including the water supply and drainage line;
(d) include sectional drawing showing clearly the size of footings, thickness of basement wall, wall construction size and spacing of framing members, floor slabs and roof slabs with their materials and
size and locations of doors, windows and other openings. The section shall indicate the height of building and rooms and also the height of the parapets and the drainage and the slope of the roof. At least one section should be taken through the staircase;                                                                        (e) schedule showing calculations and designs in respect of RCC work, if any, involving structural engineering such as roof, slabs, columns, frame etc.
(f) show all streets elevations:
(g) indicate details of served privy, if any.
(h) give dimensions of the project portions beyond the permissible building line;
(i) include terrace plan indicating the drainage and the slope of the roof;
(j) give indications of the north point relative to the plan, and the scale used;
(k) schedule of built up area floor-wise, F.A.R.., proposed schedule of set backs and coverage; and
(l) for commercial building, indicate the placement and size of display boards;
(ii) Building Plan for High rise/Special buildings :- For high rise buildings and for special buildings like educational, assembly institutional, industrial, storage and hazardous and mixed occupancies with any of the aforesaid occupancies having area more than 500 square meters the following additional information shall be furnished or indicated in the Building Plan in addition to the items given in item
(i) above as applicable:
(a) access to fire appliances/vehicles with details of vehicular turning circle and clear motor-able access way around the building;
(b) size (width) of main and alternate staircase along with balcony approach, corridor, ventilated lobby approach;
(c) location and details of lift enclosures ;
(d) location and size of fire lift;
(e) smoke stop lobby/door, where provided;
(f) refuse chutes, refuse chamber, service duct;
(g) vehicular parking space;
(h) refuse area, if any;
(i) details of building services,- Air-conditioning system with position of fire dampers, mechanical ventilation system, electrical services, boilers, gas pipes;
(j) details of exits including provision of ramps, etc. for hospitals and special risks;                              (k) location of generator, transformer and switch gear room;
(l) smoke exhauster system, if any;
(m) details of fire alarm system net work;
(n) location of centralized control, connecting all fire alarm system, built-infire protection arrangements and public address system, etc.,
(o) location and dimensions of static water storage tank and pump room along with fire service inlets for mobile pumps and water storage tank;
(p) location and details of fixed fire protection installations such as sprinklers, wet risers hose-reels, drenchers, carbon-di-oxide installations, and
(q) location and details of first aid fire fighting equipment or installations.
(iii) In respect of high rise buildings, the following additional information shall be given in addition to the information accompanying the notice, that is to say;
(a) (i) Urban Planning;
- Land use as per Master Plan
- Land use as per Zonal Plan (if any)
- Land use as per Layout Plan (if any)
- Proposed density;
(b) Traffic Planning;
- Width of existing road
- Width of proposed road
- Provision of entry and exist.
- Provision of service road.
- A comprehensive circulation plan of the plot and of its adjoining areas.
- Arrangements for parking vehicles;
(c) Fire prevention, fighting and protection Planning;
- Details of fire detection and fire fighting arrangement.
(d) Planning of Services :
- Internal Water, sewerage, drainage, power, telecommunication, garbage disposal and scavenging of common spaces.
- Peripheral water, sewerage, drainage, power.                                                                                      - Trunk water, sewerage, drainage, power, telecommunication and garbage disposal.
(e) Architecture :
- Plans of each floor
- Necessary number of cross sections.
- Elevation of each sides.
- Details of toilet blocks and kitchen
- Details of landscaping from Electric poles telephone poles.
- System of power connections from Electric poles, Telephone poles, Dust bins numbering, parking of different vehicles, covering of drains, over-head tanks, underground water tank, tree plantation landscaping.
(7) Service Plan. - Plans, elevations and sections of private water supply and sewerage disposal system , if any, shall also be included. In case of building having more than three stories, elevation and scheme of the services shall also be included.
(8) Specification. (i) Specifications both general and detailed, giving type and grade of materials to be used, duly signed by the licensed architect, structural engineer, engineer, supervisor or town planner, as the case may be, shall accompany the notice.
(ii) Every application for permission for sub-division of land shall also be accompanied by the following statements:-
(a) a statement contained general specifications of all improvements proposed to be made within the area e.g. grading and paving of roads and lanes, provision of gutters, side drains, provisions for sufficient, safe and assured water supply, arrangement of sewage disposal, street lighting and development of parks and Play-fields and public utility;
(b) the purpose for which land is to be used and particulars of proposed distribution of land under different uses;
(c) general specifications of the material to be used, estimated cost of the proposed development of the area; and
(d) any other statement required by the Authority. 
(9) Supervision. - The notice shall be further accompanied by a certificate in form in Appendix B by the licensed architect, structural engineer, engineer, supervisor or town planner, as the case may be undertaking the supervision.                                                                                                                     (10) Certificate of structural design.- In high rise buildings, a certificate about structural stability duly signed by a structural engineer, along with all relevant calculations shall accompany the notice".
(11) Proof of title etc.- Every notice shall be accompanied by the following as evidence of applicant's right, title or interest in the land or plot, namely :-
(a) attested copy of the original sale deed, lease deed, or any other document under which right, title or interest in land or plot is claimed;
(b) attested copy of the khasra plan and khatauni record, if any;
(b)(i) attested copy of No Objection Certificate from Nazul (provided that in case the No Objection Certificate for the entire approved layout has been taken from the concerned Nazul Authority, Individual plot owners in the layout shall not be required to submit Individual No Objection Certificates from the Nazul authority) :
(Provided also that No Objection Certificate from the concerned Nazul authority shall be required only for the first application to erect, re-erect or construct a building. In no case shall a No Objection Certificate from the concerned Nazul authority for construction of the upper floors be required if the Ground floor has already been approved earlier by the Authority).
(c) other documents acceptable to the Authority. In case of lease hold plots, the lessee shall have to prove that he is entitled to construct on the lease hold plot. 
(12) For buildings which need the approval of the Art Commission under rule 36, Such approval shall accompany the notice.
(13) In any area designated in the development plan for agricultural use, forest houses shall be permissible subject to the following conditions and such other conditions as may be imposed by the authority :-
(i) Minimum size of the plot shall be 4045 Sq. m. (one acre)
(ii) Maximum F.A.R. shall be 0.10
(iii) The maximum height of structure shall be 6.5 meters with sloping roof.
(iv) The Forest House shall have a minimum of 200 live trees per acre to be planted before the application for building constructions is made to the Authority for approval.                                          (v) The Forest House shall only be permitted on that land which is accessible by public passage/road, or the area layout plan approved by the Director.
(vi) The Forest House Shall have minimum 10 meters set back from all sides.
18. Preparation and signing of plans:-- The licensed architect, structural engineer, engineer, supervisor or town planner, as the case may be, shall prepare and duly sign any plans and shall indicate his name, address, qualifications and license number as allotted by the Authority. The plans shall also be duly signed by the owner indicating his address. The type of buildings to be undertaken by the licensed professionals shall be as given in rule 26.
19. Notice for alteration only:--- When the notice is only for an alteration of the building, only such plans and statements, as may be necessary, shall accompany the notice.
20. Notice for land adjoining the Government Property:--- In case of a notice of intention to erect, re-erect or make alteration in a building or to made enlarge any structure abutting on property maintained by Public Works Department, Military or other Government Departments, the notice and plan shall be in sufficient numbers to enable the Authority to forward one set each to the appropriate department for report before the permission is granted. The Government Department shall report to the authority within two weeks from the date of the receipt of the notice and plans whether or not they have any objection to the proposed construction, and give brief reasons for objection, if any. If no reply is received within two weeks or within such further period as may be extended by the Authority, from the Government Department, the authority shall be free to consider the question of sanctioning the plan.
21. Fees:--- (1) Validity of Notice subject to payment of fees:--- No notice as referred to in rule 16 shall be deemed valid unless the person giving notice has paid the application fees for the time being in force to the Authority and an attested copy of receipt of such payment is attached with the notice.
(2) In case the authority after processing the application of building permit, the building permission/ development permission fees shall be charged by Authority prior issuance of such building/ development permits as prescribed under sub-rule 3.
(3) Scale of Fees:--- The scale of fee shall be as under :--                                                                    (a) "Under section 29 of the Act, the fee for permission of development of any land, shall be equivalent to 0.25 percent of the guideline rate of the area of applied land specified by the Collector Stamp for the year".
(b) For permission for building other than high rise buildings:--                                                                

Item No. Type of construction Built up area Free Rs. Chargeable
Sqm to Sqm
1 2 3 4 5
1 A building intended to be exclusively for residence 0 75 200.00
76 125 350.00
126 200 600.00
201 300 900.00
301 400 1200.00
401 600 2000.00
601 750 2500.00
751 1000 3500.00
1001 1250 5000.00
1251 1500 7000.00
1501 2000 10000.00
2001 2500 15000.00
above 2500   25000.00
2 A building intended to be used as
shops, store, house, factory or carrying
on trade of business or any other
commercial or industrial purpose.
Fees specified in item No.1 together with additional charge of 50% of such amount of fees, except that for a built up area above 2500 sq.m. the fees chargeable shall be Rs.40,000.00.
3 A building intended to be used as
administrative block in a factory
Fees as prescribed in item No.1
4 A building intended to be used for
shops cum residence purpose.
Fees specified in item No.1 together with an additional chage of 50% of such mount of fees.
5 A building intended to be used as
Cinema Theatres.
Up to 800 seating capacity Rs.15,000.00
Above 800 seating capacity Rs.25,000.00
6 A building intended to be used for any
Social Charitable, culture, Educationa
purposes, Dharmshala and similar
types of building and for any other
purpose not specifically provided for.
50% of fees specified in item No.4.
7 Addition or alteration with built up area
or external addition or alteration which
does not add to the built up area such
as courtyard, compound wall,
alteration in elevation or roofing such
as tiles to A.C. Sheet of flat surface,
additional opening or closing not
covered by provision to sub-rule (1) of
Rule 14.
Rs. 50 in each case of building mentioned in item
1, 3 and 6 Rs.200.00 in each case of building
mentioned in item No.2, 4 and 5.
8 In case of addition or alteration in the
proposed plan
Up to 5%
Above 5%
to 10%
above 10%
Nil Rs.50.00
according to
the rule shall
be necessary
9 Revalidation of the building permission 10% of the amount of fees charged originally in respect of the building concerned

(c) For permission for high rise buildings :-      

Item No Type of Construction Fees Chargeable in rupess
1 A building intended to be used
exclusively for residence.
Rs. 10.00 Per Sq.M. floor area space.
2 A building intended to be used as
shops, stores, house, factory or for
carrying on trade or business or any
other commercial or industrial
Fees as prescribed in item No.1 with
additional charges of 100% of amount of fees.
3 A building intended to be used as
administrative block in a factory.
Fees as prescribed in Item No.1
4 A building intended to be used for
shop-cum-residence purposes.
Fees specified in item No.1 together with additional charges of 50% of such amount of fees.
5 A building intended to be used for
any special, charitable cultural,
educational purpose including
hospital. School. club Dharmashala
and similar type of building and for
any other purpose not specifically
provided for.
50% of fees specified for item No.1.

(4) Standard Plan Permission:-
Each authority shall keep a set of approved standard building plans for plot size up to 150 Square meters for various area in the city. In case the owner of a plot up to 150 Sq. M. plot area in an approved and authorized layout wishes to construct his residence as per one of the standard approved plans available with the Authority, he may apply to the Authority in the prescribed format and indicating his choice of the standard approved plan along with the requisite fees and his ownership documents. The receipt of payment received from the Authority in such case shall be considered as authorized building permission, provided that in case a plot is not part of an approved and authorized layout, prior planning permission under Section 29 of the Act shall be necessary.
22. Withdrawal of application. - The owner withdraw his application and plans at any time before sanction and such withdrawal shall terminate all proceedings with respect to such application, in the event of submission of a fresh application within a period of one year from the date of such withdrawal, the fee paid shall be adjusted toward fee payable for fresh application. In no case the fees once paid shall be refunded.
23. Duration of sanction. - The sanction once accorded shall remain valid up to three years. The permission shall be got revalidated before the expiration of this period. Such revalidation may be permitted for two consecutive terms of one year each, after which proposals shall have to be submitted afresh.
24. Deviation during construction. - If during the construction of a building any departure {excepting for items as given in clause (i) of proviso to sub-rule (1) of rule 14] from the sanctioned plan is made the authority may permit such deviations at the time of issuing of occupancy permit, but no deviation shall be permitted by the authority relating to the following building control parameters:-
(a) Front M.O.S.
(b) Building Height
(c) Parking/ Public utility space.
25. Revocation of permission. - The Authority may revoke any permission issued under the provisions of these rules wherever there has been any false statement or any misrepresentation of any material fact in the application on which the permission was based.
26 Licensing of Architect/ Engineer, etc...- (1) The Authority may issue licenses in form given in Appendix C to Architects, Structural Engineers, Engineers, Supervisors and Town Planner, who posses the minimum qualifications as laid down in sub-rule (2).
(2) The minimum Qualification prescribed for the issue of license to an Architect, Engineer etc. is given in column 2 against each:-

Designation Minimum Qualification
1. Architect Architects registered under the Architects Act,1972.
2. Structural Engineer. Graduate in Civil Engineering of recognized Indian or Foreign University and Chartered Engineer or Associate Member in Civil Engineering Division of Institution of Engineers (India) or equivalent Overseas Institution with three years experience in Structural Engineering practice with designing and field work:
Provided that the three years experience shall be relaxed to :
(a) two years in case of post-graduate degree of recognized Indian or Foreign University with branch of Structural Engineering.
(b) One year in case of Doctorate in Structural Engineering.
3. Engineer The Corporate Membership (Civil) of the Institution of Engineers (India) or such Degree or Diploma in Civil, Municipal or Structural Engineering which makes him eligible for such membership.
4. Supervisor The qualification in Architecture or Engineering equivalent to the minimum qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to non-gazette service as Architectural assistant or sub-engineer by the Government of India or the State Government with 5 years experience in building design, construction and supervision.
Associate Membership of the Institute of Town Planner or Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Town & Country
5. Town Planner Planning which makes him eligible for such membership or recognized by the state Government for the post of Assistant Director, Town planning Holding a degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering or equivalent thereto: or Post Diploma in Town Planning and Architecture from recognized Board with ten years experience in Town Planning, Development and supervision :
Provided that no person who immediately before the coming into force of these rules, in any area, was holding a license from any municipal corporation/ from municipal council for carrying out any work which is now in this rule included within the competence of a
supervisor shall be refused a license to work as Supervisor merely on the ground of qualification prescribed in the rule."

 (3) Any person desirous of getting a license under this rule shall apply to the Authority with attested copies of:-
(i) Certificates on which the claim is based; and
(ii) Receipt in token of payment of license fee.
(4) the Authority granting a license shall maintain a register giving therein the details of the person to whom license is issued or renewed.
(5) The license shall be valid for period of one year and renewable for the like period.
(6) Fee - The annual fee for grant of license shall be as under:-
(1) for Architect, Structural Engineer, Engineer and Town planner. - Rs.500.00
(2) for Supervisor - Rs. 250.00
(3) for Group or Agency - Rs.1250.00
(7) A license may be renewed for similar period after the expiry of the period of the original license on payment of fee prescribed in sub-rule(6).
(8) Competence of the license. - license shall work in accordance with the terms of his license.        (9) A licensed Architect/Structural engineer/Engineer/Supervisor/Town Planner shall be competent to perform the duties indicated under each:-
(A) Architect-Competence.- The licensed Architect shall be competent to carryout the work related to the permission for building and shall be entitled to submit:-
1(a) all plans and information connected with permission for all building irrespective of size and height;
(b) structural details and calculations for residential buildings on plot up to 500 square meters and up to three storey's or 11 meters in height;
(c) certificate of supervision and completion of all buildings;
(d) all plans and related information connected with permission for development of area up to 1 hectare; and
(e) certificate of supervision for development of land area upto 1 hectare.
(B) Structural Engineer-Competence.- The licensed Structural Engineer shall be competent to carry out the work relating to permission of building etc., and shall be entitled to submit:-
2(a) All plans and information connected with permission for residential buildings on plot up to 500 Sqm. and up to three stories or 11 m in height.
(b) The structural details and calculation for all buildings;
(c) Certificate of supervision and completion of all buildings;
(d) All plans and related information connected with permission for development of area up to one hectare;
(e) certificates of supervision for development of land area up to one hectare.
(C) Engineer-Competence.- The licensed Engineer shall be competent to carry out the work related to the permission for building as given below and shall be entitled to submit :-
3(a) all plans and information connected with residential building on plot up to 300 sqm. and up to two stories or 7.5 m in height.
(b) structural details and calculation for all buildings up to 500 sqm and four Stories (15m);                  (c) certificate of Supervision and completion for all buildings;
(d) all plans and related information connected with permission for development of area up to 1 hectare; and
(e) Certificate of supervision for development of land area up to 1 hectare.
(D) Supervisor-Competence.- The licensed Supervisor shall be entitled to submit:-
(a) all plans and related information connected with the permission for residential buildings up to 200 sqm. and up to two stories or 7.5 meters height;
(b) Certificate of supervision for buildings in (a).
(E) Town Planner-Competence. - The licensed Town Planner shall be entitled to submit:-
(a) all plans and related information connected with permission for development of all areas;
(b) Certificate of supervision for development of land of all areas.
(F) Group or Agency. - When an agency or group of qualified architects, engineers, town planners is practicing, then the qualification and competence of work shall be the combination of the individual qualisfications and competence.
27. Grant of permission or refusal.-(1) The Authority may either sanction or refuse the plans and specification or may sanction them with such modifications or directions as it may deem necessary and thereupon shall communicate its decisions to the person giving the notice(see Appendix-D).
(2) In case of proposal for development work, if in the opinion of the Authority, the layout of plots. or alignment of the street or access away is not adopted to or would detrimentally affect the layout or development of adjoining lands, the authority shall require the applicant to alter the layout as deemed necessary. The details of layout of roads. of quality not less than 150mm. W. B. M. Road, laying of water supply drainage lines to meet the requirement of water supply and sewage affluent of the population to the level of the municipal main, as decided by the Authority shall be furnished to the entire satisfaction of the Authority or the owner may deposit an amount equal to the expenses for such development, as estimated by the Authority.
28. Limitation period for grant or refusal of permission.- If within period prescribed in sub-section (5) of Section 30 of the Act, the Authority fails to intimate in writing to the person, who has given the notice, of its refusal of sanction, the notice with its plans and statements shall be deemed to have been sanctioned. Subject to the condition mentioned in this rule, nothing shall be construed to authorize any person to do anything in contravention of or against the terms of lease or titles of the land or against any other law operating on the site of the work.
29. Reasons to be given when permission refused.- In the case of refusal the Authority shall give the reasons and relevant provisions of the rule which the plans contravene. The Authority shall as far as possible advise all the objections to the plans and specifications in the first instance itself and ensure that no new objections are raised when they are resubmitted after compliance of earlier objections.
30. Owner to resubmit plan complying with objections.- Once the plan has been scrutinized and objections have been pointed out, the owner or person giving notice shall modify the plan to comply with the objections raised and resubmit it. The Authority shall scrutinize the re-submitted plan and if there be further objections, the plan shall be rejected.
31. Responsibilities and duties of the owner.- (1) Neither the granting of the permit nor the approval of drawings and specifications nor inspections made by the Authority during erection of the building shall in any way relieve the owner of such building from full responsibility for carrying out the work accordance with the requirements of these rules.
(2) Every owner shall-
(a) permit the Authority or person authorized by it or the Building Officer or person duly authorized by him to enter the building or premises for which the permit has been granted at any reasonable time for the purpose of ensuring the compliance of these rules;
(b) submit a document of ownership or right or interest in relation to the site;
(c) obtain, where applicable, from the Authority, permission relating to building, zoning, grades, sewers, water-mains, plumbing, signs, blasting, street, occupancy, electricity, highways and all other permission, required in connection with the proposed work;
(d) give notice to the Authority of the intention to start work on the building site( See Appendix-E);
(e) give notice in writing to the Building Officer to arrange inspection when the work reaches plinth level (See Appendix- F)
(f) give written notice to the Authority regarding completion of work described in the permission (See Appendix-G) ; and
(g) obtain permission for occupancy (See Appendix-H) from the Authority prior to any:-                         (i) Occupancy of the building or part there-of after construction or alteration of that building or part; or
(ii) change in the class of occupancy of any building or part thereof;
(h) Upon the request of the owner, the authority will issue occupancy certificate of the building within 30 days from the receipt of such request. If such permission is not issued within 30 days from receipt of the application or suitable instruction for changes have not been issued by the authority within the period it would be deemed that the occupancy permission has been issued as per clause (g).
(3) In case of owner failing in fulfilling the responsibilities and duties, the building officer will take action as per the relevant provisions of M.P. Municipal Corporation Act, 1956 (No.23 of 1956) and M.P. Municipalities Act, 1961 (No.37 of 1961)
32. Temporary occupancy. - Omitted.
33. Documents at site. - (1) Where tests of any materials are made to ensure conformity with the requirements of these rules, records of the test data shall be kept available for inspection during the construction of the building and for such period thereafter as required by the Authority.
(2) The person to whom a permission is issued shall during construction keep-
(a) post in conspicuous place on the property in respect of which the permission was issued, a copy of the permission for building and or development, as the case may be; and
(b) a copy of the approved drawings and specifications referred to in –rule 17 on the property in respect of which the permission was issued.
34. Inspection.- (1) Generally all construction or work for which permission is required shall be subject to inspection by the Authority and certain types of construction involving unusual hazards or requiring constant inspection shall have continuous inspection by special inspectors appointed by the Authority. 
(2) Inspection, where required, shall be made within 7 days following the receipt of notice after which period the owner shall be free to continue the construction according to the sanctioned plan. At the first inspection, the Authority shall determine to the best of its ability that the building has been located in accordance with the approved site plans. The final inspection of the completion of the work shall be made within 21 days following the receipt of notice.                                                                  (3) When inspection of any construction operation reveals that any lack of safety precaution exist, the Authority shall have right to direct the owner to stop the work immediately until the necessary remedial measure to remove the violation of safety precautions are taken.
35. Demolition of Building.- Before a building is demolished, the owner shall notify having service connections within the building such as water, electric, gas, sewer, and other connections. A permission to demolish a building shall not be issued until a release is obtained from the utilities stating that their respective service connections and appurtenant equipment, such as meters and regulators have been removed or sealed and plugged in a safe manner.
36. Architectural control. - (1) Compliance with the previous provisions of these rules is adequate for normal building, But for major public building complexes or buildings coming up in an important area or monumental buildings in cities, the aesthetics of the whole scheme may also have to be examined, vis-à-vis existing structures. In addition, any development which may mark the general characteristics and environment of historical, architectural or other monuments should also be subject to the provisions of this rule.
Note.- This clause is intended to very few structures to come up in the vicinity of historically important structures or monuments recognized or declared under any law for the time being in force and the scrutiny shall be limited to the external architectural features only so as to ensure an aesthetic continuance of the existing structures with the new.
(2) The Authority may, with the approval of the Government, appoint an Art Commission for examining schemes of such buildings. This Commission may consist of elite of city , such as an architect, engineer, sculptor, painter, writer, landscape specialist and well known representatives of the town , city or area concerned. 
(3) The Commission may select only the important buildings as in sub-rule (i) and examine the same. The Licensed Architect, Structural Engineer, Engineer, Supervisor or Town planner as the case may be, who has signed the plan may be examined either alone or with the owner. A study of the plan elevations, models etc. shall be made. The architect shall explain in general terms the purposes which the building is to serve and the main conditions which have influenced him in preparing the design. The Commission after full discussion, may communicate their decision in writing to the parties concerned. The Commission may recommend a change in the whole scheme or suggest modifications in the existing scheme. 
(4) The Art Commission may also advise the Government, on schemes which will beautify the city and add to its cultural vitality.


37. Land use classification and uses permitted.- Land use Classification- The various land use classification shall be as indicated below :-

1 Residential Zone Residential
Residential with shop
Lines at Ground Floor
2 Commercial Zone Local Commercial Area
Distt. Commercial Area
3 Industrial Zone Service Industries
General Industries
Special Industries
4 Green Zone    
5 Special Reservations    

38. (1) Industries permitted in R1, R2 and commercial Zones.- Subject to other provisions of this rule-
(i) Industries listed in part-I of Appendix J may be allowed in zone R1 ; provided that not more than 5 workers at a time are employed in such industry and it does not employ or use any steam, electricity, oil, water or any other mechanical power : Provided further that the industries listed at serial number 1 to 38 may be permitted the use of electric power load of maximum of 1 K.W.
(ii) Industries listed in Part I and II of Appendix J may be allowed in R2 Zone provided that an industry in part II uses only electricity with a maximum load of power indicated against each and as per conditions laid down therein;
(iii) Industries listed in part III of Appendix J with a maximum power load of 5 K.W. may be allowed in Commercial zone, in addition to industries listed in part I and Part II.
(2) Building use and occupancies to be according to Development plan.- The various building uses and occupancies permitted in the various zones shall be as given in the Development plan.        (3) Uses to be in conformity with the zone.- Where the use of building or premises is not specifically designated on the Development plan, it shall be in conformity with the zone in which they fall .
(4) Uses as Specifically Designated on Development plan. - Where the use of a site is specifically designated on the Development plan, it shall be used only for the purpose so designated.
(5) Non conforming Uses – No plot shall be used for any use, occupancy or premises other than the uses identified in rule 37 except with the prior approval of the Authority.
39. Means of access – (1) No Building to deprive any other Building of means of Access : No building shall be erected so as to deprive any other building of the means of access.
(2) Building/plot to abut on a public/private means of Access : Every building/plot shall, as far as may be, abut on a public/private means of access like streets/roads duly formed.
(3) Construction of Building not to encroach upon an area set upon for means of Access : Every person who erects a building shall not at any time erect or cause or permit to be erected any building which in any way encroaches upon or diminishes the area set apart as means of access required under these rules.
(4) Width of means of Access : (a) The residential plots shall abut on a public means access like streets or road. Plots which do not abut on a street road shall abut-be opposite to or have access from spaces directly connected from the street or road. The width and their length of means of access shall be as nearly as be as given in Table-3. In no case, development on plots shall be permitted unless it is accessible by a public street of width not less than 6 meters. 

Width and length of means of access
[Rule 39(4)]

Sl. No Width of means of access in meters Length of means of access in meters
1 6.0 100
2 7.5 150
3 9.0 250
4 12.0 400
5 18.0 1000
6 24.0 Above 1000

Note :(1) The means of access shall be clear of marginal open spaces of at least 3 meters from the existing building line.
(2) If the development is only on one side of means of access, the rescribed width may be reduced by 1 meters in each case.
(b) Other Buildings – For all industrial buildings, theatres, cinema houses, assembly halls, stadium, educational buildings, markets other buildings which attract large crowed, the means of access shall not be ess than the following -

Width of means of access in meters Length of means of access in meters
12.0 200
15.0 400
18.0 600
24.0 above 600

 Further in no case shall the means of access be lesser in width than the internal access ways in layouts and sub-division.
(5) Pathways – The approach to the buildings from road/street or internal means of access shall as far as may be, through paved pathway of which not less than 1.5 meters provided its length is not more than 30 meters.                                                                                                                              (6) Width of Pathway for low income housing schemes – In the case or special housing schemes for Low Income Group and Economically Weaker Sections of Society developed up to two storied Row/Cluster Housing Scheme, the pathway width shall be 3 meters which shall not serve more than 8 plots on each side of pathway; the length of the pathway shall be not more than 50 meters
(7) Length of means of access – Length of main means of access shall be determined by the distance from the farthest plot (building) to the public street. The length of the subsidiary access way shall be measured from the point of its origin to the next wider road on which it meets.
(8) Authority may require larger width of means of access in general interest : In the interest of general development of an area, the Authority may require the means of access to be of larger width than that required under sub-rule (4). 
(9) Boundary of plots in existing built up area to be shifted with reference to control line of street – In existing built up areas in the case of plots facing street/means of access less than 4.5 meters in width, the plot boundary shall be shifted to be away by 2.25 meters from the central line of the street/means of access way to give rise to a new street/means of access way width of 4.1 meters.
40. Leveling etc. of means of access – (1) Means of access shall be leveled, matalled, flagged, paved, sewered, drained, channelled, lighted, laid with water supply line and provided with trees for shade to the satisfaction of the Authority free of encroachment by any structure or fixture so as not to reduce its width below the minimum required under sub-rule (4) of rule 39 and shall be maintained in a condition to the satisfaction of the Authority.
(2) If any private street or any other means of access to a building is not level led, matalled, flagged or paved, sewered, drained, channeled, lighted or laid with water supply line or provided with trees for shade to the satisfaction of the Authority, it may by written notice require the owner or owners of the several premises situated in front of or adjoining the said street or other means of access or abutting thereon or to which access is obtained through such street or other means of access or which shall benefit by works executed to carry out any or more of the aforesaid requirements in such manner as it shall direct.
(3) If any structure or fixture is set upon a means of access so as to reduce its width below the minimum required, the Authority may remove or cause to be removed the same further and recover the expenses so incurred from the owner. 
41. Access from Highways/Important Roads – No premises other than highway amenities like petrol pumps, motels shall have an access direct from highways and such other roads not less than 52 meters in width which the Authority with the approval of the Highway Authority, shall specify from time to time. The Authority, shall maintain a register of such roads which hall be open to public inspection at all times during office hours. The portion of such roads on which direct access may be
permitted shall be as identified in the development plan. However, in case of existing development on highways/other roads referred to above the operation of this clause shall be exempted. These provision shall however be subject to the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Highway Act 1936 (XXXIV of 1936) and National Highway Act, 1956 (48 of 1956).
42. Additional provisions for buildings other than residential buildings – For building other than residential the following additional provisions of means of access shall be ensured :-
(a) The width of the main street, on which the building abuts shall not be less than 12 meters and one end of this street shall join another street of width not less than 12 meters;
(a) The approach to the building and open spaces on its all sides up to 6 meters width and the layout for the same shall be done in consultation with Fire Authority of the city as approved by the Government and the same shall be hard surface capable of taking the weight of fire engine, weighing up to 18 tones. The side open space shall be kept free of obstructions and shall be motor-able; and
(b) Main entrance to the plot shall be of adequate width to allow easy access to the fire engine and in no case it shall measure less than 4.5 meters. The entrance gate shall fold back against the compound wall of the premises, this leaving the exterior access way within the plot free for movement of fire service vehicles. If main entrance at boundary wall is built over, the minimum clearance shall be 4.5 meters.
42 -A Additional provisions for buildings above 12.5 m height.
(a) For building above 12.5 m. and up to 18 m. height :-
(i) The size of the plot shall not be less than 1000 sq.m. and minimum plot frontage shall not be less than 18 meters. Allowable coverage shall not exceed 30%.
(ii) The width of main street on which frontage of the building abuts shall not less than 12 meters.      (b) High rise buildings :-
1- For building above 18 meters and up to 24 m. height –
(i) The size of the plot shall not be less than 1500 sq.m. and minimum plot frontage shall not be less than 21 meters. Allowable coverage shall not exceed 30%
(ii) The width of main street on which frontage of the building abuts shall not be less than 18 meters.
2- For building above 24 m. height –
(i) The size of plot shall not be less than 2000 sq.m. and minimum plot frontage shall not be less than 30 m. allowable coverage shall not exceed 30%.
(ii) The width of main street on which frontage of the building abuts shall not be less than 30 m.
(c) For building having height more than 12.5 meters and up to 18 meters the necessary drawings and details shall be submitted to the Authority incorporating all the fire fighting measure recommended in National Building Code Part-IV The occupancy permit shall be issued only after ensuring that the fire fighting provisions are physically provided.
(d) For all high rise building site clearance from District Committee under third proviso to sub-rule (1) of Rule 14 shall be necessary. After the site clearance by the committee, the planning permission from the Town & Country Planning and building permission from the Authority shall be necessary .
(e) The approach to the building and open spaces on its all sides up to 6 meters width and its layout shall be proposed in consultation with the Fire Authority of the city as approved by the Government and its surface shall be as hard as is required to bear the weight of fire engine of 18 tonnes The said open space shall be kept free of obstruction and shall be motor-able; and
(f) Main entrance to the plot shall be of adequate width to allow easy access to the fire engine and in no case it shall measure less than 4.5 meters. 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 the main entrance at boundary wall is built over the minimum clearance shall be 4.5 meters.                                                                                                                43. Cul-De-Sacs- Cul-de-sacs giving access to plots and extending from 150 to 275 meters in length with an additional turning space at 150 meters will be allowed only in residential areas provided that cul-de-sacs would be permissible only on straight roads and further provided that cul-de-sacs and shall be higher in level than the level of starting point of such dead end road, the turning space. in which case shall be not less than 81 square meters in area with no dimension being less than 9 meters.
44. Alley- Alley shall be provided in commercial and industrial area except where Authority may relax this requirement or when assured provision is made for service access such as off street loading/un-loading and parking consistent with an adequate for the use provided. The width of the alley where provided shall not be less than 6 meters and no dead end alley shall be permitted unless provided with an adequate turn around facilities.
45. Intersection of Roads - (1) The layout shall be provided at the junctions of roads in such a way that as far as possible all roads meet at right angle. Roads meeting at less than 300 should be avoided. However, in case it is necessary to do due to unavoidable circumstance, adequate and satisfactory arrangement has to be made from traffic and circulations, point of view.
(2) For junctions of roads meeting at right angles as well as other than right angles. the rounding off or cut of or splay or similar treatment shall be done, to the satisfaction of the Authority, depending upon the width of roads, the traffic generated, the sighting angle etc.
46. Building Line.-- Subject to rule 56, building line shall be set back at least 3 meters from internal means of access in a layout of buildings in a plot. 
47. Community Open Spaces and Amenities.-(1) Residential and Commercial Zones.-In any layout or sub-division of land measuring 0.2 hectare or more in residential and commercial zones, the community open spaces shall be reserved for recreational purposes which shall, as far as possible, be provided in one place or planned out for the use of the community in clusters or pockets.
(2) Minimum area.-The community open spaces shall be provided catering to the needs of area of layout, population for which the layout is planned and the category of dwelling units. A following minimum provision shall be made :-
(i) 10 per cent. of the area of the layout; or
(ii) 0.3 to 0.4 hectare / 1000 persons; for low income housing the open spaces shall be 0.2 hectare / 1000 persons.
(3) Area of recreational space.- No recreational space shall be generally less than 450 square meters.                                                                                                                                                    (4) Minimum average dimension of recreational space..- The minimum structure as pavilion or gymnasia up to 25 square meters in area may be if the average width of such recreational space is less than 24 meters, the length there of shall not exceed two and half times the average width. However, depending on the configuration of the site, commonly open spaces of different shapes may be permitted by the Authority as long as the open spaces provided serve the needs of the immediate community contiguous to the open spaces.
(5) Pavilion gymnasia.--In such recreational spaces, a single storied structure as pavilion or gymnasia up to 25 square meters in area may be permitted; such area may be excluded from floor area ratio calculations; no toilet block shall be permitted. 
(6) Independent means of access.-- Each recreational area and the structure on it shall have an independent means of access. Independent means of access may not be insisted upon if recreational space is approachable directly from every building in the layout. Further the building line shall be at least 3 meters away from the boundary of recreational open space.
48. Industrial Zones.-(1) Amenity open space in Industrial Zones.- In the case of sub-division of land in industrial zones of area 0.8 hectares or more, 5 per cent of the total area shall be reserved as amenity open space which shall also serve as a general parking space; when such amenity open space exceeds 1500 square meters the excess area could be utilized for the construction of building for banks, canteens, welfare centers and such other common purposes considered necessary for the
industrial use as approved by the Authority.
(2) Amenity open space in Industrial plots.- Further in all industrial plots measuring 1000 square meters more in area. 10 percent. of the total area shall be provided as an amenity open space to a maximum of 2500 square meters. Such an amenity open space shall have a means of access and shall be so located that it would be conveniently utilised as such by the persons working in the industry. 
49. Other Amenities. - (1) In addition to commonly open spaces, the layouts shall provide for the community facilities on the scale laid down in Table 4

No. Facilities required Scale of
Area required and remark
Main Type Sub Type (No required)  
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. Educational
Nursery School
(3 to 5 age group)
1 for 4000
0.1 hectare.
    Primary School
(5 to 11 age 
1 for 4000
0.6 hectare for density up to
250 persons per hectare.
        0.5 hectare for density from
251 to 500 persons per hectare.
        0.4 hectare for density of 501
persons per hectare & above
    High School
(11 to 16 age
1 for 16000
2.0 hectares for density up
to 250 persons per hectare.
        1.8 hectares for density from
251 to 500 persons per hectare.
    Degree College 1 for
4 to 6 hectares.
2. Health Facilities Health center 1 for every
1.0 hectare with residential
staff quarters
    General Hospital 1 for every
4.0 hectare for 200 beds with
ancillaries and staff quarters.
3. Commercial
shopping centre.
up to 10
shops for
0.05 to 0.1 hectare
    Local shopping
up to 20
shops for
0.4 hectare.
    Zonal shopping
up to 80 to
100 shops
for 80000
2.5 hectare.
4. Communication
facilities and
Sub- post office 1 for every
100 square meters
    Post and
Office cum
Delivery and
exchange of
1000 lines.
1 for every
1.0 hectare.
      1 in all
12 meters. x 12 meters.
    Police Station
with staff quarters.
1 for every
0.8 hectare.
    Police post with
staff quarters
1 for every
0.4 hectare.
    Fire Station
staff quarters.
1 for every
5 kilometer
0.8 hectare
5. Social and 
Cultural Facilities
Religious building 1 for every
0.8 hectare location not on a
intersection of roads and 60
meters away from Junctions.
Hall and library.
1 for every
0.3 hectare.
    Cinemas 1 for every
0.3 hectare with parking location in Zonal shopping centers, business and commercial area not in residential zone.
6. Facilities for
industrial area.
Labour Welfare
1 for every
40 Hectare.
0.2 hectare.
shops Bus
5 shops of
10 square
meters each.
0.2 hectare.
    Health center 1 for every
200 hectare.
0.6 hectare.
    Post Office   0.04 hectare.
  0.06 hectare.
    Bank   200 square meters.
    Petrol pump
cum- service station.
  30 meters x 45 meters.
    Police Station
with staff quarters.
  0.4 hectare.
    Fire station
staff quarters.
  0.8 hectare.

Note. -The requirements of essential amenities for low income housing shall be as given in Appendix M.
(2) Table 4 based on population shall be the guide line to workout different requirements of sub-division plan. The density proposed in the Master Plan shall guide the development to workout the actual population of an area. In areas where a Master Plan or a Regional Plan has not been prepared, the density pattern for that area shall be determined by the Authority in consultation with Additional Director, Town and Country planning.
(3) An application can be made to the Authority on prescribed form as given in Appendix K to obtain proposal's of Development Plan or Zoning Plan for the land in which as applicant may be interested for preparation of sub division proposals to develop the area. The Authority shall supply to the applicant such information as may be necessary for him to prepare a sub-division plan for his land in accordance with the zoning plan or the Development plan or any proposed land use or density pattern, as the case may be, with in thirty days from the date of receipt of such application by the Authority.
50. Requirements of Site. - No piece of land shall be used as a site for the construction of building  (a) if the Authority considers that the site is in–sanitary or that it is dangerous to construct a building on it. :
(b) if the site is within a distance of 9 meters of the highest water mark and if there be major water–course nearby the distance of the plot from the same shall be 9 meters from average high flood mark or 15 meters from the defined boundary of water course, whichever is more;
(c) if the owner of the building has not shown to the satisfaction of the Authority all the measures required to safeguard the construction from constantly getting damp;
(d) if the building is for assembly use like cinemas and theaters as well as for public worship, which has not been previously cleared by the Authority;
(e) it the buildings is proposed on any area filled up with carcasses, excreta filthy and offensive matter till the production of certificate form Health Officer and Municipal Engineer to the effect that it is from the health and sanitary point of view, fit to be built upon;
(f) if the site is not drained properly or is incapable of being well drained;
(g) if the use of the said site is for the purpose which in the opinion of the Authority, will be a source of annoyance to the health and comfort of the inhabitants of the neighborhood;
(h) if the plot has not been approved as a building site either by Authority or City Improvement Trust/Board or Planning Authority;
(i) if the proposed occupancy of the building on the site does not conform to the land use proposals in the development plans or zoning regulations.
(j) if the building has to be constructed over/under a Municipal drain/ sewer line or water main or overhead transmission line.
51. Surface Water Drains. - (1) Any land passage or other area within the cartilage of a building shall, if the Authority so requires, be effectively drained by surface water drain or other means.          (2) Written Permission Required to Join Water Drain to a Sewer. - The written approval of the Authority shall be obtained for connecting any subsoil or surface water drain to a sewer.
52. Distance from Electric Lines.- (1) No verandah, balcony or the like shall be allowed to be erected or re-erected or any additions or alterations made to a building within the distance quoted below in accordance with the current Indian Electricity Rules and its amendments from time to time between the building and any overhead electric supply line. : -

(a) Low and Medium voltage lines and service lines. 2.5 1.2
(b) High voltage lines up to and including 33000 volts. 3.7 1.2
(c)  Extra high voltage lines beyond 33000 volts. (see note)  

Note :- For building close to extra high voltage lines beyond 33000 volts clear horizontal corridor of 15 meters, or as specified in the latest version of the Indian Electricity Rules shall be provided.
(2) The minimum clearance specified in sub-rule (1) above shall be measured from the maximum sag for vertical clearance and from maximum deflection due to wind pressure for horizontal clearance.
53. Size of plots.- (1) Residential :-
(i) Subject to the limitation of the Urban (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976 (No. 33 of 1976), each plot shall have a minimum size/front age corresponding to the type of development as given below :-

Type of Development Plot size (Sq. meters) Frontage (meters)
Detached building above 250 above 12
Semi-detached building 125-250 8 to 12
Row type building 50-125 4.5 to 8

 (ii) For Low Income Group Housing, the minimum plot size shall be as follows with a coverage not exceeding 75% :-

Type of Development Minimum Plot size
Incremental housing with one room cooking space and combined  bath and W.C. on ground floor and future extension of one room and a bath on first/ground floor.  30 Square meters
Two roomed house on each floor for group housing/ individual ownership housing. 40 Square meters

Note. - (1) The minimum size of plots takes into account the need for incremental housing. In the case of cities with population less than 0.5 million, the size of the plot may be increased by 331/3 percent.
(2) In exceptional cases in metropolitan cities with population more than 1 million the size of plots may be brought down to 25 square meters in case of low income house colonies located in congested areas or in areas as described by the Authority                                                                    Provided that in case of high rise building the plot shall not be less than 1500 sq. meters and the width of the plot shall not be less than 21 meters . Subject to the minimum road width stipulation being fullfilled for the relevant catagory of plots.
(2) Industrial.- The size of plot shall not be less than 300 square meters and the width of plot shall not be less than 15 meters.
(3) Other land uses.- The minimum size of plots for buildings for other uses like business, educational, mercantile, assembly (cinema theatre), mangal karyalaya, petrol filling stations etc. shall be as decided by the Authority subject to the clause (i) to (iii) below :-
(i) Assembly Halls /Theatres.- The Minimum size of plot for assembly building/theaters used for public entertainment with fixed seats shall be in the basis of seating capacity of the building at the rate of 3 Sq mts. per Seat.
(i-a) Cinema Halls (except multiplexes) the following rules are added

1. Minimum width of road on which Cenema Plot is abutting – 18 Mts.
2. Minimum area of the plot per person - 2000 Square meter or 4 Sq. mt per person whichever is more.
3. Ground coverage. - 33% of the total plot area. (on ground)
4. Floor Area Ratio - 1:1:25
5. Marginal Open Spaces - Front –Minimum 15 Mts.
  Both sides – 6 Mts.
  Rear – 6 Mts.

Note:- Maximum 10% of the FAR may be used for Commercial use incidental with Cinema  activities.

• Rule 82,83,84 and other rules related with public facilities in Madhya Pradesh Bhumi Vikas Rules, 1984 Shall have to be followed.
Rules mentioned for parking, exit, public facilities and related activities must be followed.
(ii) Mangal Karyalaya/Kalyan Mandapam/Barat Ghar/Community Halls.- 
The size of plot shall not be less than 1000 square meters.
(iii) Petrol filling Station.-
(a) National high ways
For the site of petrol Pump situated on the National Highways, norms as decided by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Government of India Shall be applicable :-
(b) Norms for the site of the petrol pump situated on the road with in planning area except National Highways shall be as follows :

No. Population Minimum lot size within
The planning area
Frontage of
the Plot
road with
on frontage
of the plot
from road
Permissibility in land used of approved
development plan
Only Fuel
Fuel Filling
Station with
Services and
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Up to 1 lakh 20x20 35x35 20/35 18 100 Residential
Industrial. Public and semi Public And Agriculture
2 Above 1 lakh 20x20 35x35 20/35 24 100

 Note :- All dimensions are in meter.
1. Road junction as shown in the map of Traffic and Transportation plan enclosed with Development Plan book shall be accepted for column No.6 in the table above.
2. Provision for distance from Road junction shall not be applicable on roads of widths 18m. and above having service roads. However, the petrol pump owner shall have to construct service road and footpath in front of the petrol pump up to 250-250 meters on either sides of the petrol pump at his own cost.                                                                                                                                                  3. Minimum plot size for retail outlet for farmer service center in rural areas shall be as per column (4)
4. Workshop shall not be permitted in the plots of column (3)
5. For plot mentioned in column No.4 maximum built up areas shall not exceed 40% of the total plot area which may includes workshop and other services and facilities such as snack, stall drinking water, ATM, toilets ( Ladies and gents) etc.
6. Ladies and gents toilets, drinking water, equipments for fire fighting shall be necessarily provided in all fuel filling stations.
7. The minimum distance between two petrol pumps in the same direction shall be 300 meters, whereas distance between two petrol pumps on either side of the road having central verge shall be minimum 100 meters. On the road having no central verge the distance between two petrol pumps to be constructed on either side of the road shall remain 300 meters.
Provided that the distance between two petrol pumps to be constructed on city road other than National Highways shall be as specified by the Director in the respective Master Plan/ Development plan of the City.


(i) Classification

54. Classification of Buildings.- Buildings are classified on the basis of occupancy as follows :-
(a) Residential;
(b) Educational;
(c) Institutional;
(d) Assembly;
(e) Business;
(f) Meracantile (Will include both retail and wholesale stores);
(g) Industrial (Will include low, moderate and high fire hazards);
(h) Storage;
(i) Hazardous.
(ii) Open Spaces (within a Plot)
55.General – (1) Every room intended for human habitation shall abut on an interior or exterior open space or an open verandah open to such interior or exterior open space.                                               (2) Open spaces to cater for lighting and ventilation requirement.- The open spaces inside or around building have essentially to cater for the lighting and ventilation requirements of the rooms abutting such open spaces and in the case of building abutting streets in the front, rear or sides, the open spaces provided shall be sufficient for the future widening of such streets.
(3) Open spaces separate for each building or wing.- The open spaces shall be separate or distinct for each building and where a building has two more wings, each wing shall have separate or distinct open spaces for the purposes of light and ventilation of the wings.
(4) Separation between accessory and main buildings more than 7 meter in height shall not be less than 1.5 meters. For buildings up to 7 meters in height no such separation shall be required.
56. Residential Buildings.- Exterior open spaces.- (1) Front open spaces.-(a) 
Every building facing street shall have a front space, forming an integral part of the site as below :-     

Front open space Min. Width of street facing the plot
(i) 1.5 meters* up to 7.5 meters
(ii) 3.0 meters 7.5 to 18 meters
(iii) 4.5 meters 18 to 30 meters
(iv) 6.0 meters above 30 meters.

For building up to a maximum height of 7 meters.                                                                                  Note.- In case the two or more sides of the building front a street, the values apply to the average width subject to a minimum of 1.8 meters for cases (ii),(iii) and (iv).
(b) For streets less than 7.5 meters in width the distances of the building (building line) shall be at 5 meters from the center line of the street.
Note- This limiting distance has to be determined by the Authority for the individual road/street width taking into account the traffic flow.
(2) Rear Open Space.- (a) Every residential building shall have a rear open space, forming an integral part of the site of an average width of 3 meters and at no place measuring less than 1.8 meters except in the case of back-to-back sit the width of the rear open space shall be 3 meters throughout. Subject to the condition of free ventilisation, the open space left up to half the width of the plot shall also be taken into account for calculating the average width of the rear open space. For plots of depth less than 9 meters, for buildings up to 7 meters in height, the rear open space may be reduced to 1.5 meters.                                                                                                                        (b) Rear open space to extend through the rear wall.- The rear open space shall be co-extensive with the entire face of the rear wall. If a building abuts on two or more streets, such rear open space shall be provided through-out the entire face of the rear wall. Such rear wall shall be the wall on the opposite side of the face of the building abutting on the wider street unless the Authority otherwise directs.
(3) Side open space.-(a) Every semi-detached and detached building shall have a permanently open airspace, forming integral part of the site as below :-
(i) For detached buildings there shall be minimum side open spaces or 5 meters on both the sides.
*Note.- For detached residential building up to7 meters in height on plots with a frontage less than 12 meters one of the side open space may be reduced to 1.5 meters.
(ii) For semi- detached building there shall be a minimum side open space of 3 meters on one side
Note.- For Semi-detached building up to 7 meters in height on plots with a frontage less than 9 meters [see rule 53 (i)] the side open space may be reduced to 1.5 meters.
(iii) For row-type buildings, no side open space is required.
(b) In the case of semi-detached buildings, the open spaces provided on one side shall be as in this sub-rule and all habitable rooms shall abut either on this side open space or front and rear open spaces or an interior open space.
(4) Provision of sub-rule (2) and (3) not to apply to certain parking lock up garage.- The provisions of sub-rules (2) and (3) are not applicable to parking lock up garage up to 3 meters in height located at a distance of 7.5 meters from any street line or from boundary of the plot.
(5) Provision of sub-rule (1) to (3) to apply to residential building up to 10 meters in height.-The open spaces mentioned in sub-rules (1) to (3) shall be for
residential buildings up to height of 10 meters.
(6) Open space for building of more than 10 meters height.- For building of height above 10 meters the open spaces (sides and rear) shall be as given in Table 5. The front open spaces for increasing heights of building shall be governed by rule 62 (a).                                                             

Open spaces for different height of buildings
[Rule 56 (6) ]

S. No Height of building in meters Open space to be left around building excepting front on plot in meters
1 10 3
2 15 5
3 18 6
4 21 7
5 24 8
6 27 9
7 30 10
8 35 11
9 40 12
10 45 13
11 50 14
12 53 and above 16

Note 1 :- For buildings above 24 meters in height, there shall be a minimum front open space of 6 meters.
Note 2.-Where rooms do not derive light and ventilation from exterior open space the width of such exterior open space as given in column (3) may be reduced by 1 meter subject to a minimum of 3 meters and maximum of 8 meters. No further projections shall be permitted .
Note.3- If the length or depth of the building exceeds 40 meters, add to column (3) 10 per cent of length or depth of building minus 4.0 meters.
(7) Height of Building subject to front open space.-The front open space would govern the height of the building (See Rule 62).
(8) Interior open spaces.-(a) Inner Courtyard- (i) The whole of one side of every room excepting bath, water closet and store room and not abutting on either the front, rear or side(s) open spaces shall abut on an inner courtyard, whose minimum width shall be 3 meters.
(ii) Further the inner courtyard shall have an area, throughout its height, of not less than the square of one-fifth the height of the highest wall abutting the courtyard; provided that when any room (excluding staircase bay and bathroom and water closet ) is dependent for its light and ventilation on an inner courtyard, the dimension shall be such as is required for each wing of the building.
(iii) Where only water closet and bath room are abutting on the interior courtyard, the size of the interior courtyard shall be in line with the provision for ventilation shaft as given in clause (b).
(b) Ventilation Shaft.- For ventilating the spaces for water closet and bath room if not opening on the front. side. rear and interior open spaces, shall open on to the ventilation shaft, the size of which shall not be less than the values given below :-

Height of buildings in
Size of ventilation shaft in
square meters
Minimum size of shaft
in meters
Up to 10  1.2 0.9
12 2.8 1.2
18 4.0 1.5
24 5.4 1.8
30 8.0 2.4
above 30 9.0 3.0

Note 1.- For buildings above 30 meters mechanical ventilation system, shall be installed besides the provision of minimum ventilation shaft.
Note 2.- For fully air-conditioned residential buildings for lodging purposes the ventilation shaft need not be insisted provided the air-conditioning system works in an un-interrupted manner; also there is an alternate source of power supply.
(c) Outer Courtyard. - The minimum width of outer courtyard (distinguished from its depth) shall be not less than 24 meters. If the width of the outer courtyard is less than 2.4 meters, than it shall be treated as a notch and the provisions of outer courtyard shall not apply. However. if the depth of outer courtyard is more than the width. the provisions of rule 55 (3) shall apply for the open spaces to be left between the wings.
(9) Joint open air space.- (a) Every such interior or exterior open air space. unless the latter is a street, shall be maintained for the benefit of such building exclusively and shall be entirely within the owner's own premises. 
(b) If such interior or exterior open air space is intended to be used for the benefit of more than one building belonging to the same owner, then the width of such open air space shall be one specified for the tallest building as specified in sub-rules (5) and (6) of Rule 56 abutting on such open air space.                                                                                                                                                      (c) If such interior or exterior open air space is jointly owned by more than one person, then its width shall also be as specified in rule 59 provided that every such person agrees in writing to allow his portion of such joint open air space to be used for the benefit of every building abutting on such joint open air space and provided he sends such written consent to the Authority for record. Such common open space shall henceforth be treated as a permanently open air space required for the purposes of these rules. No. boundary wall between such joint open air space shall be erected
or raised to a height of more than 2.0 meters.
57. Open spaces for other occupancies.- Open spaces or other occupancies shall be as follows :-
(a) Educational Buildings. - Except for nursery school, the open spaces around the building shall be not less than 6 meters.
(b) Institutional Building.- The open spaces around the building shall not be less than 6 meters. and
(c) Assembly Building.- The open space at front shall not be less than 12 meters and the other spaces around the building shall not be less than 6 meters.
Note.- However if assembly buildings are permitted in purely residential zones, the open spaces around the building shall not be less than 12 meters.
(d) Business, Mercantile and Storage Buildings- The open spaces around buildings shall not be less than 4.5 meters. Where these are situated in purely residential zone or residential with shops line zone, the open spaces may be relaxed.
(e) Industrial Buildings. - The open spaces around the building shall not be less than 4.5 meters for heights up to 16 meters with an increase of the open spaces of 0.25 meters for every increase of 1 meter or fraction thereof in height above 16 meters.
(f) Hazardous Occupancies. - The open space around the building shall be as specified for industrial buildings [see clause (e) above].
58. Projections.- (1) Projection into open spaces- Every open space provided either interior or exterior shall be kept free from erection thereon and shall be open to the sky except as below :-
(a) Cornice, roof or weather shade not more than 0.75 meter wide;
(b) Sunshade over window/ventilators or other openings not more than 0.75 meters wide;                  (c) Canopy at level not lower than lintel level of the first floor, but not to be used as a sit out with clearance of 1.5 meters between the plot boundary and the canopy;
*(d) Projected balcony at higher floors of width not more than 1.20 meters; Provided that the balcony area may be merged with the adjoining room to the extent of 10 per cent of the floor area; and
(e) Projection rooms balconies [see clause (d) at alternate floors such that rooms of the lower two floors get light and air and the projection being not more than the height of the storey immediately below. 
However these projections into open spaces shall not reduce the minimum required open front, rear or side spaces.
(2) Accessory Building - The following accessory buildings may be permitted in the open spaces: -
(a) In existing building, sanitary block of 2.4 meters in height subject to a maximum of 4 square meters in the rear open space at a distance of 1.5 meters from the rear boundary may be permitted.
(b) Parking lock up garages not exceeding 2.6 meters from plinth level in height and an area not exceeding 20 square meters shall be permitted in the side or rear open spaces at a distance of 7.5 meters from any road line or the front boundary of the plot :
Provided that the space allowed for garage may be permitted to be used for any other purposes and construction up to one more floor on it may be allowed. However, the area so allowed shall be included in the covered area but shall be treated as an exception to open space; and
(c) Suction tank and pump room each up to 2.5 square meter in area.
(3) Projections into street.- In existing built up or congested areas no projection of any sort whatever except sun-shade extending more than 23 centimeters below a height of 4.3 meters shall projects over the road or over any drain or over any portion outside the boundaries of the side provided that the projection arising out of the vertical part of the rain water spouts projecting at the road level or the water pipe may be permitted in accordance with the drainage plan:
Provided that in congested shopping streets not having heavy vehicular traffic, the Authority may as a special case allow projection of balconies not more than 0.75 meter in width over footpaths at a height not lower than 3.65 meters from the center line of the street.
(4) Porticos in existing developed area. - Porticos in Bazar areas of existing developed areas may be permitted to project on road land subject to the following limitations :-
(a) porticos may be allowed on such roads leaving a minimum clear space of 19 meters between kerbs;
(b) it shall not be less than 3 meters wide;
(c) nothing shall be allowed to be constructed on the portion which shall be used as an open terrace;
(d) nothing shall be allowed to project beyond the line or arcades; and
(e) the space under the portico shall be paved and channeled according to the directions of the authority.
(5) Sunshades over windows and ventilators.- Projections of sunshades over windows or ventilators in existing built-up or congested areas when permitted by the Authority shall fulfill the following conditions :-
(a) No sun-shade shall be permitted over the road or over any drain or over any portion outside the boundaries of the site below a height of 2.8 meters from the road level;
(b) Sunshades provided above a height of 2.8 meters from the ground level shall be permitted to project up to a maximum width of 60 centimeters of the road over which they project exceeds 9 meters in width; and 
(c) No Sunshade shall be permitted on roads less than 9 meters width or on roads having no footpath.
59. Limitation to open spaces - (1) Safeguard against reduction of open spaces- No construction work on a building shall be allowed if such work operates to reduce an open air space of any other adjoining building belonging to the same owner to an extent less than what is prescribed at the time of the proposed work or to reduce further such open space if it is already less than that prescribed.
(2) Additions or Extensions to a building.- Additions or extensions of building shall be allowed provided the open spaces for the additions or extensions would satisfy rule 56 after such additions or extensions are made.
60. Group housing.- (1) Multi-storied blocks to be preferred- Group housing development may preferably be in multistoried blocks; it shall not be a customary subdivision of land into streets and plots. The layout plan shall be governed by good design standards suiting the site and socio-economic requirements of the occupants as may in its discretion be decided by the Authority.
(2) Access to dwelling in low- cost housing.- Access to dwellings in low cost housing for weaker sections of the society shall be provided with footpaths and their width shall be governed by design requirements. The footpaths shall open on a residential street or cul-de-sac or loop street or preferably 6 meters width.
(3) Minimum size of plots. - The minimum size of the plots for this type of development shall be 5000 square meters.
(4) No limitation on floors and height. - No limit to floors and height shall be applicable except in areas near protected monuments and airports etc., but the coverage and floor area ratio for various densities may be as given in Table 6 unless otherwise provided in the Development plan.

 S.No.  Gross residential density Persons/Hectare Maximum coverage in per cent. Floor area ratio
1 125 25 0.75
2 250 30 1.25
3 425 33 1/3 1.50
4 500 35 1.75
5 625 35 2.00

Note.- The coverage shall be calculated on the basis of the whole area reserved for group housing after deducting-
(i) the area of any highway, any road up to 25 Meters and major residential road of 18 Meters wide road around the Group Housing Area (residential street, loop street, cul-de-sac ,service lanes and footpaths shall not be deducted);
(ii) the area of school (excluding sites for Nursery Schools) and other community facilities within the Group Housing Area; and
(iii) the open space except playgrounds and tot lots of local nature. 
(iii) Area and Height Limitations :
*61. Floor Area Ratio.- The Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for different use group shall be as given below in Table 7.

 S.No. Use Group    
1 Residential   F.A.R and Density may be adopted as provided in the Development Plans of
respective places.
2 Business
1.00 Neighborhood shopping center
    1.20 Sub-district shopping center/ District shopping center
    1.50 Central Business district area
    3.00 Administrative Areas
3 Education 1.00  
4 Institution 1.50  
5 Assembly 1.50  
 6 Industrial 0.60 Up to 250 square Meters
    0.55 25o to 300 square meters
    0.50 300 square Meters to 0.2 hectare
    0.45 0.8 to 1.2 hectare
    0.40 1.2 to 2.8 hectare
    0.30 above 2.8 hectares

Note. - 1. In case where the owner of the plot surrenders and vests in the Authority a portion of the plot for the prescribed road width of a public road without claiming any compensation shall be allowed floor area ratio calculated adding twice the area as surrendered by him to the remaining area of his plot.
2. In case of redevelopment of Jhuggi-Jhopdi area, an additional FAR upto a limit of 0.50 may be allowed in addition to the permissible FAR that area, provided that the permissibility of building height is maintained.
3. For plots from 200 sqm. to 500 sqm. only one servant quarter and for plots above 500 sqm. 2 servant quarters shall be permitted in addition to the FAR stipulated. The size of one servant quarter shall not be more than 20sqm. which shall include one dwelling room having floor area not less than 11 sqm. and the remaining 9 sqm. may be used for cooking verandah and one toilet.                          4. For Flatted Development (i.e. residential units in flats) and Group housing of four or more Floors, on plots of 425 sqm. or more in area if the covered parking with a height of 2.4 meters is provided within the permissible ground coverage, such area of parking shall not be counted for the purpose of Floor Area Ratio and permissible. height calculations.
5. In case of redevelopment of areas in the old part of any city/town (after redevelopment plan have been prepared) the old and dilapidated structures may be reconstructed and if needed, an additional FAR up to an extent of 0.25 shall be sanctioned in addition to normal prescribed FAR of the area subject to the height restrictions of buildings in that area. Provided that no such benefit shall be given if a redevelopment plan for the area has not been prepared.
16. Relaxation up to 100% in existing F.A.R. shall be allowed to establish software units under Information Technology.
62. Height Limit. - The height and numbers of storeys shall be related to floor area ratio, open spaces and the width of the street opposite the plot as per details given below :-
(a) the maximum height of building shall not exceed one and half times the width of road abutting plus the front of open spaces. 
(b) if a building abuts in two or more streets of different widths, the building shall be deemed to face such street as has the greater width and the  height of the building shall be regulated by the width of that street and may be continued to this height to a depth of 24 meters along the narrower street subject to conformity of rule 56; and 
(c) for building in vicinity of aerodromes, the maximum height of such building shall be as given in Table.8; 
Provided that nothing contained in this rule shall be construed to confer any right to construct a building greater in height than what may be permitted by the authority in any area keeping in view the existing fire-fighting equipments and other civil amenities available in the said area.

[Rule 62 (c)]

Sl. No Limits of distance from the aerodrome reference point of buildings, structures or installations measured horizontally Permissible height of building,
Structures or installation from
aerodrome reference point.
1. International Civil Airports and their alternates..
  (a) Between 8534 Meters and 22224 M 152 Meters
  (b) Between 7315 Meters and 8534 M 152 Meters
  (c) Between 6096 Meters and 7315 M 91 Meters
  (d) Between 4877 Meters and 6096 M 61 Meters
  (e) Between 4267 Meters and 4877 M 49 Meters
  (f) Between 3658 Meters and 4267 M 37 Meters
  (g) Between 3048 Meters and 3658 M 24 Meters
  (h) Between 2438 Meters and 3048 M 12 Meters
  (i) Between 2438 Meters and less   Nil, except with the prior concurrence of the Local
2. Other Civil Airports and Civil Aerodromes .
  (a) Between 7925 Meters and 22224 M 152 Meters
  (b) Between 6709 Meters and 7925 M 152 Meters
  (c) Between 5486 Meters and 6709 M 91 Meters
  (d) Between 4267 Meters and 5486 M 61 Meters
  (e) Between 3658 Meters and 4267 M 49 Meters
  (f) Between 3048 Meters and 3658 M 37 Meters
  (g) Between 2438 Meters and 3048 M 24 Meters
  (h) Between 1829 Meters and 2438 M 12 Meters
  (i) Between 1829 Meters and less   Nil, except with the prior concurrence of the Local

 Note1. - For serial No. (g), (h) and (i) no trees should be planted within the limits of the distances  indicated.                                                                                                                                                  Note 2. - Irrespective of their distance from the aerodrome (that is beyond 22224 Meters of the aerodrome/ aerodrome reference point) not radio masts or such similar type of installations exceeding 152 Meters in height should be erected without prior permission to the concerned civil aviation authority.
Note 3. - No building, structure or installation exceeding the height indicated in 1 and 2 of the table should be permitted without prior consultation with the local aerodrome authority.
Note 4. - The location of a slaughter house/butcher house and other areas for activities like depositing of garbage in garbage dumps which would generate the collection of high flying birds like eagles / hawks, etc, shall not be permitted within a radius of 10 kilometers from aerodrome reference points.
63. Height exceptions–Roof Structures. – The following appurtenant structures shall not be included in the height of the building unless the aggregate area of such structures including pent-houses exceeds one-third of the area of roof of the building upon which they are erected :–
(a) roof tanks and their supports;
(b) Ventilating, air-conditioning, lift rooms and similar service equipment;
(c) roof structure other than plant-houses; and
(d) chimneys and parapet walls and architectural features not exceeding I meter in height.
64. Planting of trees. - In all new layouts of building each plot having an area of 100 square Meters or more shall be planted with trees after the completion of construction of building. The number of trees to be planted shall be worked out at 100 square Meters for one tree of the area of individual plot. The occupancy certificate for the building will be issued only when the authority is satisfied that the provisions of this rule have been complied with. Every effort shall be made to protect the existing trees on the plot.
(iv) Requirements of parts of building
65. Plinth. - (1) Main Building. - The plinth or any part of a building or out house shall be so located with respect to surrounding ground level that adequate drainage of the site is assured. The height of the plinth shall be not less than 45 Centimeters from the surrounding ground level.
(2) Interior courtyard. - Every courtyard shall be raised at least 15 Centimeters above the level of the center of the nearest street and shall be satisfactorily drained.                                                        66. Habitable rooms.- (1) Height.- The height of all rooms for human habitation shall not be less than 2.6 Meters measured form the surface of the floor to the lowest point of the ceiling (bottom of slab). In case of pitched roof, average height of rooms shall not be less than 2.6 Meters. The minimum clear head room under a beam, folded plates or caves shall be 2.4 Meters. In case of air-conditioned rooms a height of not less than 2.4 meters measured from the surface of the floor to the lowest point of air-conditioning duct or the false ceiling shall be provided.
(2) The requirements of sub-rule (1) apply to residential business and mercantile buildings. For educational and industrial building the following minimum requirements apply:-
(a) Educational building - Ceiling height 3.6 meters for all regions: in cold region 3 Meters.
(b) Industrial building- Ceiling height 3.6 Meters except when airconditioned 3 Meters (Factory Act, 1948 and rules thereunder shall govern such height where applicable).
(3) Size - (i) The area of habitable room shall not be less than 9.5 square meters where their is only one room with a minimum width of 2.4 meters. Where there are two rooms, one of these shall not be less than 9.5 square Meters and the other be not less than 7.5 square Meters with a minimum width of 2.1 Meters. In the case of hostels in educational institutions the minimum size of a habitable room for single person shall be 7.5 square Meters.
(ii) However, in the case of special housing schemes for Economically Weaker Section of Society, Low Income Group Housing, Slum Clearance scheme or industrial labour housing schemes, the norms for the size of the rooms shall be as follows:-
(a) A single room tenament shall consist of a room not less than 9.5 square Meters in area with a minimum width of 2.4 Meters and a multipurpose space of area not less than 4.0 square Meters, with a minimum width of 1.5 Meters;
(b) In case of double room tenament there shall be a living room not less than 9.5 square Meters in area and another room not less than 7.5 square Meters in area.
67. Kitchen- (1) Height. - the height of a kitchen measured from the surface of floor to the lowest point in the ceiling (bottom slab) shall not be less than 2.6 Meters except for the portion to accommodate floor trap of the upper floor.
(2) Size - The area of a kitchen where separate dining area is provided, shall be not less than 5.0 square Meters and with a minimum width of 1.8 Meters. Where there is a separate store, the area of the kitchen may be reduced to 4.5 square Meters. A kitchen, which is intended for use as a dining area also, shall have a floor area of not less than 7.5 square Meters with a minimum width of 2.1 Meters.
(3) Other requirements - Every room to be used as kitchen shall have.-
(a) unless separately provided in a pantry, means for the washing of kitchen utensils which shall lead directly or thorough a sink to a grated and trapped connection to the waste pipe:
(b) an impermeable floor;
(c) A flue, if found necessary; and
(d) a window or ventilator or opening of size not less than as specified in note 3 of sub-rule (3) of rule 80.
68. Bathroom and Water Closets (1) Height.- The height of a bathroom or water closet measured from the surface of the floor to the lowest point in the ceiling (bottom of slab) shall not be less than 2.2 Meters.
(2) Size (i) The size of a bathroom shall not be less than 1.5 square Meters. The floor area of water closet shall be 1.1 square Meters with a minimum width of 0.9 meter. If bath and water closet are combined, its floor area shall not be less than 2.4 square Meters with a minimum width of 1.2 Meters. The area of W.C. with wash basin shall not be less than 1.3 square Meters;
(ii) In case of special Housing Scheme referred to in rule 66(3) (ii), the sizes of bathrooms/water closets shall be as follows:-
(a) Independent water closet – 1.1m X 0.9 meter.
(b) Independent bathroom – 1.3m X 1.1 meter.
(c) combined bathroom and closet–2.0 square Meters width minimum width of 1.1 Meters.
(d) Water closet with wash basin.– 1.3 square Meters.
(3) Other requirements. - Every bathroom or water closet shall.–
(a) be so situated that at least one of its walls shall open to external air;
(b) not be directly over or under any room other than another water closet, washing place, bath or terrace, unless it has a water tight floor;
(c) have the platform or seat made of watertight non-absorbent material;
(d) be enclosed by wall or partitions and the surface of every such wall or partitions shall be finished with a smooth impervious material to a height of not less than 1 meter above the floor of such a room;                                                                                                                                                        (e) be provided with an impervious floor covering, sloping towards the drain with a suitable grade and not towards verandah or any other room; and
(f) have a window or ventilator, opening to a shaft or open space, of area not less than 3 square Meters with side not less than 0.3 meter.
(4) No room containing water-closet shall be used for any purpose except as a lavatory and no such room shall open directly into any kitchen or cooking space by a door, window or other opening. Every room containing water–closet shall have a door completely closing the entrance to it.
69. Ledge or Tand/Loft.- (1) Height.- It shall have a minimum head-room of 1.5 Meters.
(2) Size.- A ledge of "TAND" in a habitable room shall not cover more than 25 per cent of the area of the floor on which it is constructed and shall not interfere with the ventilation of the room under any circumstances.
(3) Loft. - A loft, if provided, on a kitchen shall not exceed 25 per cent of the area of kitchen and shall leave minimum height of 2.2 Meters under the loft. On bathroom, water-closet and corridor, the loft may cover as much area as would allow a person to keep article there with reasonable space for body movement.
70. Mezzanine (Entresol) Floor.- (1) Height.- It shall have a minimum height of 2.2 Meters.
(2) Size. - the minimum size of the mezzanine floor, if it is to be used as a living room, shall not be less than 9.5 square Meters. The aggregate area of such mezzanine floor in a building shall in no case exceed 1/3 of the plinth area of the room in which it is provided.
(3) Other requirements.- A mezzanine floor may be permitted over a room or a compartment:– Provided that :– 
(a) It conforms to the standards of living rooms as regards lighting and ventilation in case the size of mezzanine floor is 9.5 square Meters or more;
(b) It is so constructed as not to interfere, under any circumstances, with the ventilation of the space over and under it;
(c) Such mezzanine floor is not sub-divided into smaller compartments;
(d) Such mezzanine floor or any part of it shall not be used as a kitchen; and                                      (e) in no case a mezzanine floor shall be closed so as to make it liable to be converted into unventilated compartments.
71. Store room- (1) Height- The height of a store room shall be not less than 2.2 Meters.
(2) Size- The size of a store room, where provided in a residential building shall not be less than 3 square Meters.
72. Garage- (1) Height-The height of a garage shall be not less than 2.2 Meters.
(2) Size - The size of garage shall be as below :-
(a) Private Garage- 2.5 Meters X 5.0 Meters minimum; 
Provided that the authority may permit space for garage in a residential building to be converted into living room with permission to construct thereon up to first floor only for use as servant's quarter;
(b) Public Garage.- Based on the number of vehicles parked etc., (See rule 82 parking space).
73. Basement- (1) Basement shall not be used for residential purpose.
(2) The construction of the basement shall be allowed by the Authority in accordance with the land use and other provisions specified under these rules.
(3) Basement may be put to only the following uses to be constructed within the prescribed set-backs and prescribed building lines subject to maximum coverage on Floor 1 (entrance floor);-
(a) Storage of house-hold or other goods of ordinarily combustible arterials;
(b) Strong rooms, bank cellars;
(c) Air- Conditioning equipment and other machine used for services and utilities of the building; and ;
(d) Parking spaces.
(4) The basement shall have the following requirement, namely :-
(a) every basement shall be in every part at least 2.4 Meters in height from the floor to the underside of the roof slab of ceiling;
(b) adequate ventilation shall be provided for the basement. The ventilation requirements shall be the same as required by the particular occupancy according to these rules. Any deficiency may be met by providing adequate mechanical ventilation in the form of blowers, exhaust fans, air-conditioning systems, or the like;                                                                                                                                (c) the minimum height of the ceiling of any basement shall be 0.9 meter and maximum of 1.2 Meters above the average surrounding ground level;
(d) adequate arrangements shall be made such the surface drainage does not enter the basement;
(e) the walls and floors of the basement shall be watertight and be so designed but the effect of the surrounding soil and moisture, if any, are taken into account in design and adequate damp proofing treatment is given; and
(f) the excess to the basement shall be separate from the main and alternate staircase providing access and exit from higher floors. Where the staircase is continuous incase of building served by more than one staircase the same shall be of enclosed type serving as a fire separation form the basement floor and higher floors. Open ramps shall be permitted if they are constructed within the building line subject to the provision of clause (d).
(5) The construction of multi level basement shall be allowed by authority in accordance with land use and other provisions specified under these rules subject to the condition that:-
(a) The minimum frontage of the plot shall be 21 Meters and the minimum average depth be 30 Meters and such plots abuts 18 Meters vide road, and
(b) They shall be allowed only in detached buildings. 
(6) Omitted.
74. Parapet.- Parapet walls and handrails provided on the edges of roofs terraces, balcony or verandah shall not be less than 1.05 meters in height from, the finished floor level.
75. Boundary Wall- The requirements of boundary wall are given below:-
(a) except with the special permission of the Authority, the maximum height of the compound wall shall be 1.5 Meters above the center line of the front street. Compound wall up to 2.4 Meters height may be permitted if the top 0.9 meters of open type construction of a design to be approved by the Authority;                                                                                                                                                  (b) the rear and side compound walls shall not have a height more than 3Meters above the central line of the service road in case it exists other wise 2 Meters shall be measured above the central line of the front street, In case of a corner plot the height of the boundary wall abutting on the side road shall also not be more than 1.5 Meters till the court yard width starts; and
(c) the provisions of (a) and (b) are not applicable to boundary walls of jails, electric sub-stations, transformer stations, institutional buildings, like sanatoria, hospitals, industrial buildings like work-shops, factories and educational buildings like schools, colleges, including the hostels and other uses of public utility undertaking, where height up to 2.4 Meters may be permitted by the Authority.
76. Septic Tanks.- Where a septic tank is used for sewage disposal, the location, design and construction of the septic tank shall conform, to the following requirements;-
(i) Location of Septic Tanks and Sub-Surface absorption systems.- A sub-soil dispersion system shall not be within 18 Meters from any source of drinking water, such as well, to mitigate the possibility of bacterial pollution of water supply. It shall also be as removed from the nearest habitable building as economically feasible but not within 2 Meters thereof so that there is no damage to the structures.
(ii) Other Requirements. (a) Dimensions of septic tanks.- Septic tanks shall have minimum width of 75 centimeters minimum depth of one meter below the water level and a minimum liquid capacity of one cubic meter. Length of tanks shall be 2 to 4 times the width;
(b) septic tanks may be constructed of brick work stone masonry concrete or other suitable materials as approved by the Authority;
(c) under no circumstances should effluent from a septic tank be allowed into an open channel drain or body of water without adequate treatment; 
(d) minimum nominal diameter of pipe shall be 100 millimeters. Further at junctions of pipes in manholes, direction of flow from a branch connection should not make an angle exceeding 45 degrees with the direction of flow in the main pipe;
(e) the gradients of land drains, under-drainage as well as the bottom of dispersion trenches and soak ways should be between 1: 300 and 1: 400 :                                                                                  (f) every septic tank shall be provided with ventilating pipe of at least 50 millimeters diameter. The top of the pipe shall be provided with a suitable case of mosquito proof wire mesh. The ventilating pipe shall extend to a height, which would cause no smell nuisance to any building in the area. Generally, the ventilating pipe may extend to a height of about 2 Meters when the septic tank is at least 15 Meters away from the nearest building and to a height of 2 Meters above the top of the building when it is located closer than 15 Meters;
(g) when the disposal of septic tank effluent is to seepage pit, the seepage pit may be of any suitable shape with the least cross-section dimension of 90 centimeters and not less than 100 centimeters in depth below the invert level of the inlet pipe. The pit may be lined with stone, brick or concrete blocks with dry open joints which should be backed with at least 7.5 centimeters of clean coarse aggregate. The lining above the inlet level should be finished with mortar. In the case of pits of large dimensions, the tope portion may be narrowed to reduce the size of the reinforced cement concrete cover slabs. Where no lining is used, specially near trees, the entire pit should be filled with loose stones. A masonary ring may be constructed at the top of the pit to prevent damage by flooding of the pit by surface run off. The inlet pipe may be taken down a depth of 90 centimeters from the top as an anti-mosquito measures; and
(h) when the disposal of septic tank effluent is to a dispersion trench, the dispersion trench shall be, 50 to 100 centimeters deep and 30 to 100 centimeters wide excavated to gradient and shall be provided with 10 to 25 centimeters of washed gravel or crushed stone. Open jointed placed inside the trench shall be made of unglazed earthenware pipes clay or concretes and shall have minimum internal diameter of 75 to 100 millimeters. Each dispersion trench should not be longer than 30 meters and trenches should not be placed closer than 1.8 Meters.
77. Staircase.-(1) The minimum clear width and maximum riser of staircases for buildings shall be as given in sub-rule (2) to (4).
(2) Minimum Width.-The minimum width of staircase shall be as follows:- 
(i) Residential buildings (Dwellings)  - 0.85 Meters
Note.- For row housing with two storeys the minimum width shall be  - 0.75 Meters
(ii) Residential hotel buildings.  - 1.5 Meters
(iii) Assembly buildings like auditorium, theatres and cinemas.  - 1.5 Meters                                          (iv) Educational buildings-up to 24 m in height  - 1.5 Meters
more than 24 m in height  - 2.0 Meters
(v) Institutional buildings-up to 10 beds - 1.5 Meters
more than 10 beds - 2.0 Meters
(vi) All other buildings - 1.5 Meters
(3) The landing width shall be a minimum of twice the staircase width plus 15 centimeters.
(4) Minimum Tread - The minimum width of tread without nosing shall be 25 centimeters for residential buildings. The minimum width of tread for other buildings shall be 30 centimeter.
(5) Maximum Riser -The maximum height of risers shall be 17 centimeters for residential buildings and 15 centimeters for other buildings and these shall be limited to 15 numbers per flight.
(6) Head Room -The minimum head-room in a passage under the landing of a staircase shall be 2.2 Meters. The minimum clear head-room in any staircase shall be 2.2 Meters.
78. Roofs- (1) The roof of a building shall be so constructed or framed as to permit effectual drainage of the rain water there from by means 0f sufficient rain-water pipes of adequate size, whenever required, so arranged. Jointed and fixed as to ensure that the rain-water is carried away from the building without causing dampness in any part of the walls or foundations of the building or those of an adjacent building. 
(2) The Authority may require rain-water pipes to be connected to a drain or sewer to a covered channel formed beneath the public footpath to connect the rainwater pipe to the road gutter or in any other approved manner. 
(3) Rain-water pipes shall be affixed to the outside of the external walls of the building or in recesses or chases cut or formed in such external walls or in such other manner as may be approved by the Authority. 
*(4) Rain/Roof water harvesting method shall have to be provided on all type of buildings having plot size more than 140 Square meter as per the options mentioned in Appendix – "N".                              ( V ) Lighting and Ventilation
79. Lighting and Ventilations of Rooms.- (1) Rooms shall have for the admission of light and air, one or more opening, such as windows and ventilators, opening directly to the external air or into an open verandah with a maximum width of 2.4 meters.
(2) Where the light 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 1. Lighting and Ventilation of the Code as revised from time to time.
(3) Notwithstanding the area of openings obtained under sub-rue (2), the minimum aggregate area (see Notes 1 to 3) of such openings excluding doors inclusive of frames shall not be less than one-tenth of the floor area. 
Note 1.- If a window is partly fixed, the open able area shall be counted.
Note 2.- No portion of a room shall be assumed to be lighted, if it is more than 7.5 meters away from the opening assumed for lighting that portion.
Note 3.- Area of openings as given in this sub-rule shall be increased by 25 percent in case of a kitchen.
(vi) Lift
*80. Provision of Lifts.- Provision for lifts shall be made for building more than 12.5 meters in height. Planning and designing of lifts shall be done in accordance with the provision given in Part-VIII Building Services Section 5. Installation of lifts and Escalators, of the Code as revised from time to time.
(vii) Parking Space
**81. Parking Space.- The off-street parking spaces and other than off street parking spaces given in the Appendix L. and L-A. respectively shall be considered by the Authority in conjunction with any other law for the time being in force relating to the development of land.
(viii) Exits
82. Exit Requirements.- (1) General.- The following general requirements apply to
exits :–
(a) every building meant for human occupancy shall be provided with exits sufficient to permit safe escape of occupants in case of fire or other emergency:                                                                        (b) in every building exits shall comply with the minimum requirements of this part except those not accessible for general public use:
(c) all exits shall be free of obstruction.
(d) no building shall be altered so as to reduce the number, width or protection of exits to less than that required:
(e) exits shall be clearly visible and the routes to reach the exit shall be clearly marked and sign posted to guide the population of floor concerned:
(f) all exit ways shall be properly illuminated;
(g) fire fighting equipment, where provided along exits, shall be suitably located and clearly marked but must not obstruct the exit way and yet there should be clear indication about its location from either side of the exit way;
(h) alarm devices shall be installed to ensure prompt evacuation persons inside through the exits;
(i) all exits shall provide continuous means of access to the exterior of a building or to an exterior open space leading to a street; and 
(j) exits shall be so arranged that they may be reached without passing through another occupied unit, except in the case of residential buildings;
(2) Types of Exits:-
(a) Exits shall be either of horizontal or vertical type. An exit may be doorway, corridor, passageway to an internal staircase or external staircase, ramps or to a verandah and/or terraces which have access to the street or to roof of a building. An exit may also include a horizontal exit leading to an adjoining building at the same level.
(b) Lifts and escalators shall not be considered as exits.
(3) Number and size of Exits- the requisite number and size of various exits shall be provided based on the number of persons occupying or visiting each room, area of floor based on the occupant load capacity of exits, travel distance and height of buildings as per provisions of clause (i) to (iii) below :–
(i) Arrangement of Exit- Exits shall be so located that the travel distance, on the floor shall not exceed 22.5 meters for residential, educational institutional and hazardous occupancies and 30 meters for assembly business, mercantile, Industrial and storage occupancies. When ever more than one exit is required for a floor of a building, exits shall be placed as remote from each other as possible. All the exits shall be accessible from the entire floor area at all floor levels.                            (ii) Occupant Load:- The population in rooms, areas of floors shall be calculated based on the occupant load given in table 9 :–

(Rule 82)

+ Occupant load in dormitory portions of homes for the aged. Orphanages. insance asylums and the like, where sleeping accommodation is provided, shall be calculated at not less than 7.5 square meters gross area person. 
++ The gross area shall include, in addition to the main assembly room or space, any occupied connecting room or space in the same, storey or in the storeys above or below, where entrance is common to such rooms and space and they are available for use by the occupants of the assembly place. No deductions shall be made in the gross area for corridors, closets or other subdivision and area shall include all space serving the particular assembly occupancy.
(iii) Capacity of Exits. - The capacity of exits (doors and stairways) indicating the number of persons that could be safely evacuated through a unit exit width of 50 centimeters shall be as given in Table 10 :-                                                                                                                                                            

[Rule 82 (3) (iii)]


(iv) Number of staircases - For all other building excepting single and multifamily dwellings below 15 meters in height, there shall be a minimum of two stairways and one of them shall be an enclosed stairway and the other shall be on the external wall of building and shall open directly to the exterior, interior open space or to any open place of safety.
(v) Minimum width for stairways - Notwithstanding the detailed provision for exists as per clause (i) to (iii) above the provisions of sub-rule (2) of rule 77 will govern the width of stairways.
(4) Other requirements of individual exits - The detailed requirements of individual exits are given in clauses (I) to (IX) below :–
(I) Doorways - (a) Every exits doorway shall open into an enclosed stairway, a horizontal exit, or a corridor or passage way providing continuous and protected means of egress.
(b) No exit doorway shall be less than 100 centimeters in width. Doorway shall be not less than 200 centimeters in height. Doorways for bathrooms water closet or store shall not be less than 75 centimeters.
(c) Exit doorways shall, as far as possible, 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 90 centimeters overhead or sliding doors shall not be installed.
(d) Exit door shall not open immediately upon a flight of stairs, a landing equal to at least the width of the door shall be provided in the stairway at each doorway, level of landing 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.
(II) Revolving Doors - (a) Revolving doors shall not be used as required exits except in residential, business and mercantile occupancies, but shall not constitute more than half the total required door width. 
(b) When revolving doors are considered as required exit way the following assumption shall be made :-
(i) each revolving door shall be credited one half a unit exit width :
(ii) revolving doors shall not be located at the foot of a stairway. Any stairway served by a revolving door shall discharge through a lobby or foyer.
(III) Stairways - Subject to the provision of rule 77– 
(a) interior stairs shall not be constructed of ordinarily combustible materials throughout.
(b) Interior staircase shall be constructed as a self-contained unit with at least one side adjacent to an external wall. Wherever a building is not identified by clause (ii) of sub rule (6) of rule 17 exceeds 10.5 meters in height and is served by a staircase the same shall be of enclosed type;
(c) A staircase shall not be arranged around a lift, shaft unless the latter is entirely enclosed by a material of fires resistance rating as that for type of construction itself. For building more than 15 meters in height, the staircase location shall be to the satisfaction of the competent fire Authority as approved by the Government.
(d) The minimum width of treads shall be governed by sub-rule (4) of rule77. The treads shall be constructed and maintained in a manner to prevent slipping.
(e) The maximum height of riser shall be governed by sub-rule (5) of rule 77.
(f) Handrails shall be provided with a minimum height of 90 centimeters from the center of the tread.
(g) The minimum headroom in a passage under the landing of staircase and under the staircase shall be governed by sub-rule (6) of rule 77.
(h) No living space, store or other fire risk shall open directly into the staircase.                                    (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 from a drought lobby.
(j) In the case of assembly, institutional, residential hotels and business buildings the exit sign with arrow indicating the way to the escape route shall be provided at a height of 0.5 meter from the floor level on the wall and shall be illuminated by electric light connected to corridor circuits. All exits way marking sign should be flush with the wall and so designed that no mechanical damage shall occur to them due to moving of furniture or other heavy equipment. Further landings or floor shall have floor indication boards indicating the number of floor as defined in rule 2
(28).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 0.5 x 0.5 meter.
(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, Wherever the building is served by more than one staircase one of the staircase may lead to basement level provided the same is separated at ground
level by either a ventilated lobby with the discharge points at two different ends or through enclosures
(IV) Fire Escape or External Stair :-
(a) Fire escape shall not be taken into account in calculating the evacuation me of a building.
(b) All fire escape shall be directly connected to the ground.
(c) Entrance to fire escape shall be separate and remote from the internal staircase.
(d) The route to fire escape shall be free from obstructions at all times, except a doorway leading to the fire escape which shall have the required fire resistance.
(e) Fire escape shall be constructed of non-combustible materials.
(f) Fire escape stairs shall have straight flight not les than 75 centimeters wide with 15 centimeters treads and risers not higher than 19 centimeters. The number of risers shall be limited to 16 per flight.
(g) Handrails shall be of a height not less than 90 centimeters.                                                               (V) Spiral Stairs (fire escape) - (a) The use of spiral staircase shall be limited to own occupant load and to a building of height of 9 meters unless they are connected to platforms, such as balconies and terraces to allow escapes to pause.
(b) A spiral fire escape shall be not less than 150 centimeters in diameter and shall be designed to give adequate headroom.
(VI) Roof Exit - Where roofs are used as roof gardens or for other habitable purposes, sufficient stairways shall be extended to it to provide the necessary exit facilities required for such occupancy.
(VII) Ramps - (a) Ramps with a slope of not more than 1 in 40 may be permitted for and shall comply with all the applicable requirements of required stairways as to enclosure, capacity and limiting dimensions. Ramps shall be surfaced with approved non-slipping material.
(b) The minimum width of the ramps in hospitals shall be 2.25 meters.
(c) Handrails shall be provided on both side of the ramps.
(d) Ramps shall lead directly to outside open space at ground level of courtyards or safe place.
(VIII) Corridors - (a) The minimum width of a corridor shall be 1.0 meter.
(b) For building more than 15 meters in height the inter-connecting corridor between staircases shall be provided with at least one smoke stop door across the corridor or enclosed space between the doors in the enclosing walls of any two staircase.
(IX) Refuge areas - (a) For all buildings exceeding 15 meters in height excepting multi-family building, one refuge area on the floor immediately above 18 meters shall be provided.
(b) Refuge areas shall be provided on the external walls as cantilever projections or in any other manner (which will not be covered in floor area ratio) with a minimum area of 15 square meters and to be calculated. based on the population on each floor at the rate of 1 square meter per arson.
*"Rule 82-A". Facilities for physically handicapped persons in all public buildings/ public residence:-  (1) Access path/ walkway .- Access path from plot entry and surface parking to a building entrance shall be minimum of 1800 mm. wide having even surface without any steps. Slops, if any, shall not have gradient greater than 5% selection of floor material shall be made suitably to attract or to guide visually impaired persons (limited to colored floor material) whose colour and brightness is conspicuously different from that of the surrounding floor material or the material that emit different sound to guide visually impaired persons here- in- after referred to as guiding floor material "(Appendix-O)". Finishes shall have a non slip surface with a texture traversable by a wheel chair, curbs, wherever provided should blend to a common level. 
(2) Parking :- For parking of vehicles for handicapped people the following provisions shall be made:-
(a) Surface parking for two car spaces shall be provided near entrance for the physically handicapped persons with maximum travels distance of 30.0 meter from building entrance;
(b) The width of parking bay shall be minimum 3.6 meter ;
(c) The information stating that the space is reserved for wheel chair users shall be conspicuously displayed;
(d) Guiding floor material shall be provided or a device which guides visually impaired persons with audiable signals or other devices which serves the same purpose shall be provided.
(3) Building requirements.- The specified facilities for the buildings for physically handicapped persons shall be as follows:- 
(a) Approach to plinth level;
(b) Corridor connecting the entrance/exit for the handicapped;
(c) Stair-ways;
(d) Lift;
(e) Toilet;
(f) Drinking water
(4) Approach to plinth level.- Every building should have at least one entrance accessible to the handicapped and shall be indicated by proper signage. This entrance shall be approached through a ramp together with the stepped entry.
(5) Ramped Approach.-- Ramp shall be finished with non slip material to enter the building minimum width of ramp shall be 1800 mm with maximum gradient 1:12 length ramp shall not exceed 9.0 meter having 800 mm high handrail on both side standing 300 mm beyond top and bottom of the ramp. Minimum gap from the adjacent wall to the handrail shall be 50 mm.
(6) stepped Approach- For stepped approach Size of trade shall not be less than 300 mm and maximum riser shall be 150 mm. Provision of 800 mm high handrail on both sides of the stepped approach similar to the ramped approach.
(7) Exit/Entrance Door- Minimum clear opening of the entrance door shall be 900 mm and it shall not be provided with a step that obstructs the passage of a wheel chair user. These shall not be raised more than 12 mm.
(8) Entrance Landing- Entrance landing shall be provided adjacent to ramp with the minimum dimension 1800 mm X 2000 mm. The entrance landing that adjoin the top end of a slope shall be provided with floor material to attract the attention of visually impaired persons limited to coloured floor material whose colour and brightness conspicuously different from that of the surroundings for material or the material that emit different sound to guide visually impaired persons hereinafter referred to as "guiding floor material" (Appendix-O). Finishes shall have a non slip surface with a texture traversable by a wheel chair. Curbs wherever provided should blend to a Common level.
(9) Corridor connecting the entrance/exit for the handicapped- The Corridor connecting the entrance/exit for handicapped leading directly outdoors 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 shall be 1500 mm ;
(c) Incase there is a difference of level slope ways shall be provided with slope of 1:2;
(d) Handrails shall be provided for ramps/slope ways.
(10) Stair ways- One of the stair-ways near the entrance/exit for the handicapped shall have the following provisions:–
(a) The minimum width shall be 1350 mm;                                                                                              (b) Height of the riser shall not be more than 150 mm and width of the tread 300 mm. The steps shall not have adrupt (square) nosing;
(c) Maximum number of riser on a height shall be limited to 12;
(d) Handrails shall be provided on both sides and shall extend 300 mm on the top and bottom of each flight of steps.
(11) Lifts- Wherever lift is required as per rules, provision of at least one lift shall be made for the wheel chair user with the following cage dimensions of lift recommended for passenger lift of 13 persons capacity by & Bureau of Indian Standards:-
Clear internal depth   - 1100 mm
Clear internal width   -  2000 mm
Entrance door width   - 900 mm
(a) A handrail not less than 600 mm long at 1000 mm above floor level shall be fixed adjacent to the control panel;
(b) The lift lobby shall be of an inside measurement of 1800 mm X 1800 mm or more;
(c) The time of an automatically closing door should be minimum 5 seconds and the closing speed should not exceed 0.25 meter per second;
(d) The interior of the cage shall be provided with a device that audibly indicate the floor the cage has reached and indicates that the door of the cage for entrance/exit is either open or closed.
(12) Toilets-- One special W.C. in a set of toilet shall be provided for the use of handicapped with essential provision of wash basin near the entrance for the handicapped:-
(a) The minimum size shall be 1500 mm X 1750 mm;
(b) Minimum clear opening of the door shall be 900mm and the door shall swing out ;
(c) Suitable arrangement of vertical / horizontal handrails with 50 mm clearance from wall shall be made in the toilet;
(d) The W.C. seat shall be 500 mm from the door.
(13) Drinking Water :- Suitable provision of drinking water shall be made for the handicapped near the special toilet provided for them.                                                                                                        (14) Designing for Children.- In the building meant for the pre-dominant use of the children, it will be necessary to suitably alter the height of the handrail and other fitting and fixture etc.


Guiding / warning floor material.- The floor material to guide or to warn the visually impaired persons with a change of colour or material with conspicuously different texture and easily distinguishable from the rest of the surrounding floor materials is called guiding or warning floor material. The materials with different texture gives audible signals with sensory, warning when a person moves on this surface with walking stick. The guiding / warning floor material is meant to give the directional effect or warn a person at critical places. This floor material shall be provided in the following areas:-
(a) The access path to the building and to the parking area;
(b) The landing lobby towards the information board, reception, lifts, stair cases and toilets;
(c) Immediately at the beginning /end of walk-way where there is a vehicular traffic;
(d) At the location abruptly changing in level or beginning / end or a ramp;
(e) Immediately in front of an entrance/exit and the landing.
Proper Signage.- Appropriate identification of specific facilities within a building for the handicapped persons should be done with proper signages. Visually impaired persons make use of other senses such as hearing and touch to compensate for the lack of vision. Whereas visual signals benefit those with hearing disabilities.
Signs should be designed and located so that they are easily legible using suitable letter size (Not less than 20 mm high). For visually impaired persons information board in braile should be installed on the wall at a suitable height and it should be possible to approach them closely. To ensure safe walking there should not be any protruding sign which creates obstruction in walking. Public Address System may also be provided in busy public areas.
The Symbols /information should be in contrasting colour and properly illuminated because people with limited vision may be able to differentiate amongst primary colours. International mark for wheel chair as shown below installed at the lift, toilet, staircase, parking areas etc. That have been provided for the handicapped.                                                                                                                                 

(a) The Government may designate a person or body to be designated as the "Fire Authority".
(b) No high rise building shall be approved unless cleared, in writing by the Fire Authority.
(c) Every building shall be designed and constructed to ensure fire safety and this shall be done in accordance with part IV.
Fire Protection:– "of the code as revised from time to time. In the case of high rise building and buildings with more than 400 sq. meters ground coverage and all other buildings of industrial, storage, assembly and hazardous type, this building scheme shall conform to Schedule I of these rules".
**84. "Structural Design"- The Structural design of foundation, masonry, timber, plain concrete, rein-forced concrete, pre-stressed concrete and structural steel shall be carried out in accordance with "Part-VI Structural Design, Section 1-Loads, Section 2- Foundation, Section 3- Wood, Section 4- Masonry, Section 5- Concrete, Section 6- Steel of National Building Code of India, taking in to consideration all relevant Indian Standards prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards including the Indian Standards given below:----
For Earthquake prone areas in 15 districts namely, Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Damoh, Narsinghpur, Raisen, Hoshangabad, Betul Sehore, Dewas, East Nimad, West Nimad, Indore Dhar and Jhabua and such other districts, as may be notified from time to time as earth quake prone areas the structural design must be in accordance with :----

1. For R.C.C. Construction and Pucca-brick construction
(i) IS : 1893 - 1986
(ii) IS : 13920 - 1993 (to be read with IS : 456, IS : 1893)
(iii) IS : 4326 - 1993 (to be read with IS ; 1893)
2. For low strength masonry or clay, mud and blocks
(iv) IS : 13827 - 1993
(v) IS : 13828 - 1993
3. For Repair and Strengthening
(vi) IS : 13935 - 1993
4. IS : 1893-1984 "Criteria for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures (Fourth Revision)" June, 1986.          5. IS : 13920 – 1993 " Ductle detailing of Reinforced Concrete Structure subject to Seismic Forces Code of Practice" November, 1993.
6. IS : 13828 – 1993 "Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction of Building Code of Practice (Second revision)" October, 1993.
7. IS : 13828 – 1993 "Improving Earthquake Resistance of Low Strength Masonry Building-Guidelines" August, 1993.
8. IS : 19827 – 1993 "Improving Earthquake Resistance of Earthen Building Guidelines" October, 1993.
9. IS : 13935 - 1993 " Repair and Seismic Strengthening of Building Guidelines" November, 1993.
(Note :- Whenever an Indian Standard of the National Building Code is referred the latest provision in the Standard or the relevant Codes of Practice should be adhered to.)
85. Quality of Materials and Workmanship - (1) Quality of material - All materials and workmanship shall be of good quality conforming generally to accepted standards of public Works Department of the State of Indian Standards Specifications or as included in Part V Building Materials and Part VII Constructional Practices and Safety of the Code as revised from time to time.
(2) Quality of materials may be relaxed in LIG Scheme - For housing schemes put up for economically weaker sections and low income groups the quality of materials to be used may be relaxed subject to the approval of the Authority :  Provided that the housing units constructed of combustible materials are properly segregated from fire protection point of view.
(3) Used Material - The use of old building material shall be allowed in construction provided that these conform to the standards of new materials as specified above.
(4) Storage of materials - All building materials shall be stored on the building site in such a way as to prevent deterioration or impairment of their structural and there essential properties. Further, the storage of materials shall be done exclusively within a building plot. If in congested area where it is not possible to store with building plot, temporary storage of materials like sand, stone, etc. may be permitted on the public roads by Authority provided that such storage does not cause serious traffic,
nuisance, both pedestrian and vehicular.
(5) Burrow pits dug in the course of construction - All burrow pits dug in the course of construction and repair of building, roads, embankments and the like shall be deep and connected with each other in the formation of drain directed towards the lowest level and properly sloped for discharge into a river stream, channel or drain and no person shall creates any isolated burrow pit which is likely to cause accumulation of water which may bread mosquitoes.
(6) Demolition - Following provisions shall apply for any demolition work within any area to which these rules apply :-
(a) Before commencing any work of demolition, a careful and detailed study shall be made of the structure to be demolished including its surroundings. While working out the plan of demolition, safety of the adjoining structures shall be ensured and a certificate to that effect by the licensed technical personnel shall be produced. The final plan of sequence of operations shall have to be approved by the Authority. 
(b) Before commencing any demolition work, specific permission shall be obtained from the authority, and shall be pasted prominently at the site. 
(c) If the structure to be demolished is one which may have hidden damage caused by fire, flood or earthquake, measures necessary to prevent accidental collapse, such as breaking, shorting and the like shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Authority.
(d) Prominent danger signs shall be pasted all round the property and all openings giving access to the structures shall be barricaded and closed to all except the workmen. During night, warning light shall be placed on or above all barricades.
(e) All gas, water, electricity, steam and other service lines shall be shut off outside the property line after notifying the service companies and authorities concerned and obtaining their approval. Any temporary service connections required for the demolition work shall be separately taken and arranged in such a manner as to afford safety to the workmen.
(f) When work is not in progress, watchman shall be provided to prevent unauthorized entry of the public into the danger zone. 
(g) All necessary safety appliances shall be issued to workers before starting of work.
(h) Safety distances to ensure the safety of the public shall be clearly marked and indicated by signs. All main roads shall be kept open. Diversions for pedestrians shall be constructed, where necessary for safety.              86. Building Services - The planning design, Installation, Electrical installation, air conditioning and heating work, shall be carried out in accordance with Part VIII "Building Services", Section-2- "Electrical installation", Section-3 - "Air conditioning and Heating" of the Code as revised from time to time.
87. Plumbing Services - The planning, design, construction and installation of water supply, drainage and sanitation and gas supply system shall be in accordance with Part-IX "Plumbing Service" Section-I "Water supply" Section-2, "Drainage and Sanitation" and Section-3, "Gas Supply" of the Code as revised from time to time. 
88. Requirement of water supply in buildings - The requirement of water supply for various occupancies shall be as given in Tables 11, 12 and 13, subject to availability thereof.

Sl. No Type of Occupancy Consumption per head per day (in liters) subject to availability
1 Residential :  
  (a) In living units 135
  (b) Hotels with lodging accommodation (per bed) 180
2 Educational :  
  (a) Day Schools 45
  (b) Boarding Schools 135
3 Institutional (Medical Hospitals) :  
  (a) Number of beds not exceeding 100 340
  (b) Number of beds exceeding 100 450
  (c) Medical quarters and hostels 135
4 Assembly-Cinema theaters, auditoria and like
(per seat of accommodation)
5 Government/Semi/Public business 45
6 Mercantile (Commercial)  
  (a) Restaurants (per seat) 70
  (b) Other business buildings 45
7 Industrial :  
  (a) Factories where bath rooms are to be
  (b) Factories where no bath rooms required to
be provided
8 Storage (including warehousing) 30
9 Hazardous 30
10 Intermediate stations (excluding mail and
express stops)
45 (25)*
11 Junction stations 70 (45)*
12 Terminal stations 45
13 International and Domestic Airports 70

 * The values in parenthesis are for stations where bathing facilities are not provided.
Note - The number of persons for serial No. 10 to 13 shall be determined by the average passengers handled by the station daily, due consideration may be given to the station workers and workers likely to use the facilities.

Flushing Storage Capacities subject to availability

Sl No Classification of Building Storage capacity
1 For tenements having common
900 liters net per water closet seat.
2 For residential premises other than tenements having common conveniences. 270 liters net for one water closet
seat and 180 liters for each if
additional seat in the same flat.
3 For factories and workshops 900 liters per water closet seat and
180 liters per urinal seat.
4 For cinemas public assembly halls etc. 900 liters per water closet seat
and 350 liters per urinal seat.

Domestic Storage Capacities

Sl No No. of floors Storage capacity Remarks
  For premises occupied as
tenements with common
1 Floor 1 (Ground) Nil Provided no down-take fittings are installed.
2 Floor 2,3,4,5 and upper
500 litres per tenement  
  For premises occupied
as flats or block
1 Floor 1 Nil Provided no down take fittings are installed.
2 Floor 2,3,4,5 and upper floors 500 litres per tenement  

Note 1 - If the premises are situated at a place higher than the road level in front of the premises storage at ground level shall be provided on the same lines as on floor 2
Note 2 - The above storage may be permitted to be installed provided that the total domestic storage calculated on the above basis is not less than the storage calculated on the number of down take fittings according to the scales given below :-

Downtake-taps 70 liters each
Downtake-taps 135 liters each
Bath-tubs 200 liters each

89. Requirements of Sanitary fittings - The sanitary fittings and installations for different occupancies shall be as given in Tables 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25.

Sanitation Requirements or shops and commercial offices

Sl No Fitments For Personnel
1 For Personnel One for every 25 persons or part thereof exceeding 15 (including employees and
    For female personnel 1 for every 15
persons or part thereof exceeding 10.
2 Drinking Water Fountain One for every 100 persons with a minimum of one each floor.
3 Wash Basin One for every 25 persons or part thereof.
4 Urinals Same as at serial No.3 of Table 19.
5 Cleaner's Sink One per floor minimum, preferably in or adjacent to sanitary rooms.

Note - Number of customers for the purpose of the above calculation shall be the average number of persons in the premises for a time interval of one hour during the peak period. For male-female calculation of ratio 1:1 may be assumed.

Sanitation requirements for hotels

Sl. No Fitments For
public and
For public rooms For non-residential staff
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Water
1 per 8
of the room
minimum of
2 in both
1 per 100
upto 400
persons for
over 400
add at the
rate of 1 per
persons or
part thereof
2 for 100
up to 200
over 200
add at
the rate
of 1 per
100 or
1 for 1-15
2 for 16-35
3 for 36-65
4 for 66-100
1 for 1-12
2 for 13-25
3 for 26-40
4 for 41-57
2 Ablution
1 in each
water closet
1 in each
water closet
1 in each
1 in each
water closet
1 in each water
One water tap with draining arrangements shall be provided for every 50 persons or part thereof
in the vicinity of water closet and urinal.
3 Urinals   1 for 50
persons or
part thereof
Persons Nil up
to 6
1 for 7-20
2 for 21-40
3 for 41-70
4 for 71-100
4 Wash
1 per 10
omitting the
installed in
the room
1 per water
closet and
1 for
1 for 1-15
2 for 16-35
3 for 36-65
4 for 66-100
1 for 1-12
2 for 13-25
3 for 26-40
4 for 41-57
5 for 58-77
6 for 78-100
5 Baths 1 per 10
of the room
with bath in
6 Slop sinks 1 for 30 bed
rooms (one
per floor
7 Kitchen
1 in each
1 in each
1 in each
1 in each
1 in each

Sanitation requirements for Educational Occupancy

Sl. No Fitments Nursery
Boarding Institution Other Educational Institutions
For Boys For Girls For Boys For Girls
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Water
One per 30
pupils or
part thereof
One per 8
pupils or
One per 6
pupils or
part thereof
One per 80
pupils or part
One per 50
pupils or part
2 Ablution
One in each
water closet
One in
One in
each water
One in each
water closet
One in each
water closet
One water tap with draining arrangements shall be provided for every 50 persons or part thereof in the vicinity
3 Urinals One per
25 pupils
or part thereof.
One per 20
pupils or part
4 Wash
One per 30
pupils or
part thereof
One per 8
pupils or
part thereof
One per 60
pupils or
part thereof
One per 80
pupils or part
One per 80
pupils or part
5 Baths One bath
sink per 40
One or
every 8
pupils or
part thereof
One for
every 6
pupils or
part thereof
Nil Nil
6 Slop sinks One for
every 50
pupils or
part thereof
One for
every 50
pupils or
part thereof
One for
every 50
pupils or
part thereof
One for every
50 pupils or
part thereof
One for every
50 pupils or
part thereof
7 Kitchen
  One per
One per
One per floor
One per floor

Note - For teaching staff, the schedule of fitments shall be the same as in the case of office building (table-19).

Sanitation requirements for Institutional (Medical) occupancy Hospitals

Sl. No Fitments Hospitals with
indoor patient
wards  For males and
for females
Hospitals with outdoor
patient wards
male personnel
female personnel
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Water
One for every 8
beds or part
One for
every 100
persons or
part thereof
Two for
every 100
persons or
part thereof
One for every
25 persons or
part thereof
One for
every 15
person of
2 Ablution
One in each
water Closet
One in
each water
One in each
water Closet
One in each
water Closet
One in
One water tap with draining arrangements shall be provided for every 50 persons or part thereof in the vicinity of water closet and urinals.
3 Wash
2 up to 30 bed
add one for
every additional
30 beds or part
One for
every 100
persons or
part thereof
One for
every 100
persons or
part thereof
One for every
25 persons or
part thereof
One for
every 4
persons or
4 Baths with shower One Bath with
shower for
every 8 beds or
part thereof
One on each
One on
each floor
5 Bed pan
One for each
6 Cleaners
One for each
One per
One per
One per
One per
7 Kitchen
sinks and
kitchen is
One for each
8 Urinals One for each
One for
every 50
persons or
part thereof
nil up to 6
1-for 7 to 20
2-for 21-45
3-for 46-70
4-for 71-100
persons for
101 to 200
persons add
at the rate of 3
For over 200
persons add
at the rate of
2.5 percent

Sanitation requirements for Institutional (Medical) occupancy
(Staff Quarters and Hostels)

Sl. No Fitments Doctor's Dormitories Nurses Hostel
For male staff For male staff
1 2 3 4 5
1 Water Closet One for 4 persons One for 4 persons One for 4 persons or part thereof
2 Ablution taps One in each water
One in each water closet One in each water closet
3 Wash basins One for every 8
persons or part thereof
One for every 8
persons or part thereof
One for every 8 persons or part thereof
4 Baths with shower One for 4 persons or
part thereof
One for 4 persons
or part thereof
One for 6 persons or part thereof
5 Cleaners sink One per floor
One per floor
One per floor minimum

Sanitation requirements for Government and Public Business
occupancies and offices

Sl. No Fitments For males personnel For female personnel
1 2 3 4
1 Water closet One for every 25 persons or part thereof One for every 15 persons or part thereof
2 Ablution taps One in each water closet.
One water tap with draining arrangement shall be 
provided for every 50 persons or part thereof in
the vicinity of water closets and urinals.
One in each water closet
3 Urinals Nil up to 6 persons
One for 7-20 persons
2 for 21-45 persons
3 for 46-70 persons
4 for 71-100 persons
For 101 to 200 persons add at the rate of 3 percent.
For over 200 persons add at the rate of 2.5 percent.
4 Wash basins One for every 250 persons or part thereof.  
5 Drinking water
One for every 100 persons with a minimum of one for each floor.  
6 Baths Preferably one on each floor  
7 Cleaners Sinks One per floor minimum preferably in or adjacent to sanitary rooms  

Sanitations requirements for Residence

Sl. No Fitments Dwelling with
Dwelling without individual
1 2 3 4
1 Bath Rooms 1 provided with water tap 1 for every three tenements
2 Water closet 1 1 for every three tenements
3 Sink (or NAHANI) in the  floor 1  
4 Water Tap 1 1 with draining arrangements in each tenement in common bath rooms and common water closets

Note : Where only one water closets is provided in a dwelling, the bath and water closet shall be separately accommodated.

Sanitation requirements for Assembly Occupancy Buildings
(Cinema Theatres and Auditoriums)

Sl. No Fitments For public  For staff
males females males females
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Water Closet 1 per 100 persons up
to 400 persons. For over 400 persons,
add at the rate of 1 per 250 persons or
part thereof.
3 per 100 persons up to 200 persons.
For over 200 persons add at the rate of 2 per
100 persons or part thereof.
1 for 1-15 persons
2 for 16-35 persons
1 for 1-12 persons
2 for 13-25 persons
2 Ablution taps 1 in each water closet 1 in each water closet 1 in each water closet 1 in each water closet
3 Urinals 1 for 50 persons or
part thereof
Nil up to 6 persons.
1 for 7-20 persons.
2 for 21-45 persons.
4 Wash basins 1 for every 200
persons or part
1 for every 200 persons part thereof. 1 for 1-15 persons 1 for 1-12 persons
5 Drinking Water  Fountains 1 for 100 persons or part thereof 2 for 16-35 persons 2 for 13-25 persons

Note : It may be assumed that two-thirds of the number are males and one-third females.

Sanitation Requirements for Assembly Occupancy Buildings
(Art Galleries' Libraries and Museums)

Sl. No   Fitments For public  For staff
males females males females
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1 Water Closet 1 for 50 seats
upto 200 seats.
For over 200
seats add at
the rate of one
per 100 seats
or part thereof.
1 for 50 seats upto
200 seats. For over
200 seats, add at the
rate of one per 100
seats or part thereof.
1 for 1-15 persons.
2 for 16-35 persons
3 for 36-65 persons
4 for 66-100 persons
1 for 1-12 persons
2 for 13-25 persons
3 for 26-40 persons
4 for 41-57 persons
5 for 58-77 persons
6 for 78-100 persons
2 Ablution taps 1 in each water closet 1 in each water closet 1 in each water closet 1 in each water closet
One water tap with draining arrangements shall be provided for every 50 persons or part thereof in the vicinity of water closets and urinals.
3 Urinals One per 50 seats.   Nil upto 6 persons
1 for 7-20 persons
2 for 21-45 persons
3 for 46-70 persons
4 for 71-100 persons
4 Wash
  1 for every water closet provided    
5 Kitchen
sinks and
dish washer
  1 in each kitchen.    
6 Stop or
service sink.
  1 in each kitchen.    

Note : It may be assumed that two-thirds of the number are males and one-third females.

Sanitation Requirements for Factories

Sl. No Fitments Dwelling with
Dwelling without individual
1 2 3 4
1 Water closets 1 for 1-15 persons
2 for 16-35 persons
3 for 36-65 persons
4 for 66-100 persons
1 for 1-12 persons
2 for 13-25 persons
3 for 26-40 persons
4 for 41-57 persons
5 for 58-77 persons
6 for 78-100 persons
    For 101 to 200 persons, add at the rate of 3 percent.
For over 200 persons and at the rate of 2.5 percent
For 101 to 200 persons, add
at the rate of 5 percent.
For over 200 persons add at
the rate of 4 percent.
2 Ablution Taps 1 in each water closet 1 in each water closet
One water tap with draining arrangements shall be provided for every 50 persons or part thereof in the vicinity of water closets and in urinals.
3 Urinals Nil up to 6 persons.
1 for 7-20 persons
2 for 21-45 persons
3 for 46-70 persons
4 for 71-100 persons
For 101 to 200 persons add at the rate of 3 percent.
For over 200 persons add at the rate of 2.5 percent.
4 Washing taps with draining arrangements  1 for every 25 persons or part thereof. 1 for every 25 persons or part thereof.
5 Drinking water 
1 for every 100 persons with a minimum of one on each floor.  
6 Baths (preferably
As required for particular trades or occupations.  

Note.- For many trades of a dirty dangerous character, more extensive provisions are required.

Sanitary Requirements for Large Stations and Airports

Sl No Place  WC for Males WC for female Urinals for Males only
1 2 3 4 5
1 Junction station
stations and bus
3 for first 1000
persons and 1
for every
1000 persons
or part there of.
4 for first 1000
persons and 1 for
every additional
1000 persons or
part thereof.
4 for every 1000 persons
and 1 for a very additional 1000 persons or part thereof.
2 Terminal stations
and bus terminals
4 for first 1000
persons and 1
for every
1000 persons
or part thereof.
5 for first 1000
persons and 1 for
every subsequent
2000 persons or
part thereof.
6 for first 1000 persons and 1 for every additional 1000
persons or part thereof.
3 Domestic 2* 4* 2*
  Airports, Min.      
  for 200 persons 5 8 6
  for 400 persons 9 15 12
  for 600 persons 12 20 16
  for 800 persons 16 26 20
  for 1000 persons 18 29 22
4 International
  for 200 persons 6 10 8
  for 600 persons 12 20 16
  for 1000 persons 18 29 22

* At least one Indian style water closet shall be provided in each toilet. Assume 60 males to 40 females in any area.
Note.- Provisions for wash basin, bath including shower stalls, shall be in accordance with Part IX Section 2 Drainage and Sanitation of the Code.


90. Cinemas, Theatres and Public Assembly Halls- (1) No permission for construction of a building for cinema shall be granted by the Authority unless it conforms to the provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Cinema (Regulations) Act, 1952 (No. XVII of 1952) and the rule made there under.
(2) Set back from regular line of the street for Cinema/Assembly Building.- No person shall erect a building intended to be used as a cinema theatre or public assembly hall or convert the use of any existing building to any such purpose unless such building is set back at least 9 meters from the regular line of the street or from the street, if no such, line exists. Further the location for such building shall be governed by the provisions of development plans (if any) and subject to approval of the Authority.
*90–A Permissible activities in multiplex shall be as under :-
(1) Multiplex means such building in which separately two or more cinema halls are installed separately with or without shopping area which in case of former, shall be called multiplex cum-shopping.
(2). Activities permissible in multiplex or “In Multiplex-cum shopping” shall be as under –
1. Entertainment area such as two or more screen cinema halls, concert hall, 3-D cinema hall, video games arcade, disco the que go carting, 3 dimension arena, bowling alley and other activities which come in this category.
2. Food zone complex, restaurant, café bar lounge bar, pub ice cream parlor and similar activities.
3. Lodging means areas like hotels, with rest rooms, suites etc.
4. Commercial establishment, shops, office complex etc.
Provided that –
a. Activities mentioned in Sr. No.3 & 4 shall be permissible up to 50% of the total built up area.
b. Inside height of the Multiplex hall shall not be less then 8 meters.
c. Norms for, establishment of new multiplex – cum – shopping and for conversion of old cinemas to multiplexes :–

S.No. Development Norms Commercial Such uses in dev. Plan in
Which cinema is
permissible/is not in
To convert old Cinema halls
into Multiplexes.
1 2 3 4 5
1 F.A.R. 2 1.5 1:1.0, 1:1:25, 1:1.5, 1:1.75 For Old cinema halls abutting 12 meters, 18 meters, 24 meter. & 30 meters wide road
2. Minimum
Plot area
5 Sq. mt. per person
for More than 500
Minimum 3000 Sq.
mt. or 5 Sq. mt. per
person. where is
  4 Sq. mt. per person
  Minimum 2500 Sq.
Mt. For less than
500 person
    4 Sq. mt. per person
3. Maximum
50%   35% 40%
4. MOS 3 sides ( Left / Right
Rear ) 6.0 mt. For
one basement.
Front-10.5 mt other 3 sides   ( Left / Right / Rear) 6.0 mts. For
one basement.
  front – 9.0 mt. other 3 sides
(Left/ Right /Rear ) 6.0 mts. For
one Basement.
  For every additional
Basement sides and
Rear MOS will
Increase by 1.0 mt.
For every additional
basement sides and
rear MOS will
increase by 1.0 mt.
  For every additional basement
sides and rear MOS will increase by 1.0 mt.
5 Maximum Height of
for Building
30 meters 30 Meters 18 mts. 24 mts, 27mts. 30 mts.
Respectively plots abutting 12
mts. 18 mts. 24 mts. and 30
Wide roads.
6 Minimum Parking
Area :–
a For towns having
population more
than10 laces.
1 Car space for every
45sq. mt. built up
1 Car space for every 45
Sq. m. built up area.
1 Car space for every 45 sq. m.
b For towns for every
having population
between 2 laces to
10 laces
1Car space 50 sq. m.
built up area.
1 Car space for every 50
s. M. built up area.
1 Car space for every 50 sq. m.
built up area.
c For towns having
population less than
2 lacs
1 Car space for every
55sq. m. built up
1Car space for every 55
sq. m. built up area.
1 Car space for every. 55 sq. m.
built up area
7.Minimum width of road in front of plot :–
a For town having
population up to 2
24 meters 24 meters 12 meters
b For – towns having
population more
than2 lacs.
30 meters 30 meters 12 meters
8 Other provision All the four sides of
the plot shall have
accessibility of fire
Brigade with out any
All the four sides of the
plot shall have
accessibility of Fire
Brigade with out any
All the four sides of the plot
shall have accessibility of Fire
Brigade with out any

 Other Conditions.
- Calculation of Parking spaces shall be as follows :-
- Parking area required for each car (1 car space ) :-
(i) basement - 35sq. mt.
(ii) stilts - 30sq. mt.
(iii) open spaces - 25sq. mt.
No parking shall be allowed in marginal open spaces. Multiplex shall be fully air conditioned.
- Orders issued from time to time by the commercial tax department as well as by any concerned department of the government shall be binding on all colonizers, builders, agencies besides owned contracted by the government or any other person who so ever is engaged in construction of multiplex or multiplex complexes. Rule 82, 83, 84 and other Rules related with public facilities in Madhya Pradesh Bhumi Vikas rules 1984 shall have to be followed.
90. B-Establishment of Malls.-
(1) "Shopping Mall-Integrated Multi stories shopping mall" means a building where retail shops are available on one or more floors along with sufficient public places and amenities, security arrangement and parking under one roof.
(2) "Open mall" means a building or group of buildings where storage, godown, logistics, administrative facility, parking (open or covered), & sufficient security arrangement is available along with retail. 
2. The planning norms for Malls shall be as follows :-

S.No. Planning norms Norms for Integrated
Multistoried mall
proposed on land
designated under
commercial use in
Development plan of the
Norms for Integrated
multistoried mall
proposed on land
designated under such
uses where local
shopping is permissible
in DP of the town/ or in
such towns where DP
is not inforce
Norms for city
level open mall
where storage,
godown, logistic
facility is available
along with retail,
under commercial
use in
Development plan
of the town
1 2 3 4 5
1 FAR 01:02.0 01:01.5 01:02.0
2 Minimum area of
2500 Sq. mt. 3000 or as
provided in
Development Plan
whichever is more
10000 sq. mt.
3 Maximum ground
50 pc 35 pc 50 pc
4 Minimum Marginal
open spaces
Front 9.0 mt./half the height of the building (which ever is more)
other sides 6.0 mt. (if only one basement) is
proposed & for every additional basement 1.0
mt. should be added to all side MOS.
Front 9.0 mt./ half the height of the building
(which ever is more) other sides 6.0 mt. (if
only one basement) is
proposed & for every additional basement 1.0 mt. should be added to all side MOS.
Front 12.0 mt./ half the height of the building (which ever is more) other
sides 6.0 mt. (if
only one basement) is
proposed & for
every additional
basement 1.0 mt.
should be added
to all side MOS.
5 Maximum height of
30 mts. 30 mts. 30 mts.
6 Minimum parking area :      
A Towns having 
population more then 10 lacs.
One car space for every 45 sq. mts. built up area. One car space for
every 45 sq. mts.
built up area.
One car space for every 45 sq. mts. built up area.
B Towns having
population between
2 to 10 lacs
One car space for every 50 sq. mts. built up area. One car space for
every 50 sq. mts.
built up area
One car space for every 50 sq. mts. built up area.
C Towns having
population less than
2 lacs
One car space for every 55 sq. mts. built up area. One car space for
every 55 sq. mts.
built up area.
One car space for every 55 sq. mts. built up area.
7 Minimum width of the road in front for towns:
A Having population
Upto 2 lacs
24 mts. 24 mts. 24 mts.
B For towns having
population more
than 2 lacs.