18. Requirements of site: 

18.1 Sites containing deposited refuse: No building shall be constructed on any site, on any part of which there is deposited refuse, excreta or other offensive matter objectionable to the RMC Until such refuse has been removed from there and the site has been prepared or left in a manner suitable for building to the  satisfaction of the RMC. 

18.2  No permission to construct a building on a site shall be granted, if the site is within nine (9) meters of the highest watermark of a tank, unless the owner satisfies the RMC that he will take such measures as will prevent any risk of the domestic drainage of the building passing into the tank. Further the RMC may require the floor of the lowest storey of such building to be raised above the normal maximum flood level of the adjoining ground or to such other level as the RMC may specify. 

precautions necessary, the floor of the site between the walls of any building erected thereon shall be rendered damp-proof to the satisfaction of the RMC. 

18.2.2 Surface water drains: Any land passage or other area within the cartilage of a building shall, if the RMC so requires, be effectively drained by surface water drains or other means.

The written approval of the RMC shall be obtained for connecting any sub-soil or surface water drain to a sewer

18.3.  No permission to construct a building on a site shall be granted if the site is over a municipal drain, sewer line , water mains or under/beneath electric supply lines and telephones cable. 

18.4. Provisions regarding use indifferent land use zone as per the prevailing Master Plan shall be governed by appendix’M’. 

18.4.1 No permission to construct a building on a site shall be granted if the construction of the building thereon is for public worship, which in the opinion of the RMC will wound the religious feeling of any class of persons in the vicinity thereof. Further no permission shall be granted if the said site is for the purpose of establishing an industrial building (factory, warehouse or work place) or cinema which will be a source of annoyance or danger to the health of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood in the eye of the RMC. 

18.5  Distance from electric lines: No verandah, balcony, saiban or the like shall be allowed to be erected or reerected 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 

  Voltage lines  Vertically (In meters) Horizontally  (In meters) 
(A)   Low and medium  voltage line   and service   lines. 2.5   1.2  
(B) High voltage lines up to and   including   33,000 V 3.7   2.0
(C) Extra high voltage lines 3.7 (plus 0.3m  beyond for every for every  33,000 V additional additional    part thereof) 2.0(plus 0.3m part thereof) 

18.6 Means of access :

(i) Every building/plot shall abut on a Public/ private means of access like street/road duly constructed. Every person who erects a building shall not at any time erect or cause or permit to erect any building which in any way encroaches upon or diminishes the area set apart as means of access required in the Bye-laws. No building shall be erected so as to deprive any other building of the means of access. 

(ii)  The minimum width of the road/street required for the access to a building in an existing colony not developed by any authorised Agency such as RMC, RRDA, Housing Board, Co-operative societies, Government and semi-Government organisation will be as follows

1. Upto 50 meter   3.0 meter   

2. Exceeding 50 mtr.  4.5 meter   and upto 100 mtr  

3. Exceeding 100 mtrs.  6.0 meter   and upto 300 mtr  

4. Exceeding 300 mtrs  7.5 meter 


The length of road will be determined by  measuring it either from one end to other end of the road excluding the width of the  connecting road or from one end of the road to the termination point of the road.  

(iii)  The building of more than 12.0 meters height shall have a minimum existing means of access of 6.0 meters width. 

(iv) The buildings of more than 16.0 meters height shall have a minimum existing means of access of 12.0 meters width . 

(v)  The maximum permissible height of a building shall be governed by sec 21.2(a) calculated on the basis of actual existing width of the road. 

(vi) For plots/dwelling units located along a pedestrianised or vehicular Cul-de-sac road provisons of  of NBC part –III will be followed. 

(vii) As per direction of the High court for drange purpose 0.6 mtrs width will be added in all areas an all types of colonies. 

(viii) If any private means of access is exclusive with no exits or entry to any other Plot from it, and   less than 150m in length, having a minimum width of 7.5m, abutting to any common wider thoroughfare which is equal to or more than 7.5m the same will be treated as if the plot is fronting to the common wider thoroughfare, otherwise the existing width of such means of access shall be considered for development of such interior plots. 

18.6.1 In the existing and developed colonies: In the case of plots facing street/means of access less than the specified as in 18.6(ii) in width, the plot boundary shall be shifted to be away by half the requisite width from the central line of the street to give rise to a new street/means of access way as specified in 18.6(ii). Height of the building on such plot will be regulated by sec 21.2(a).  The minimum width of the road/street  required for the access to the building in an existing colony or developed by any  authorised Agency such as RMC.  RRDA,Housing Board, Co-operative societies, Government  and  semiotic. organisations shall be 7.5 Meters. 

18.6.2 (i) In the New and developing areas width of means of access will be 7.5min case length of means access is 0-150 metres and 9 meters in case its length exeeds 150 metres.  The encroachment from both sides will be  removed by measuring half of the required width from the centre line of the width of road in case of a road taken up by Road Construction Department, RRDA, Municipal Corporation, Co-operative societies, Housing board or any Government or Semi Government organisation, and in other cases half of the required width of land from each side of revenue plot / owner's  plot on either side will be taken into account to make it upto the requisite width and the construction falling between the said width of road will be removed as an encroachment. (ii)   In old city and developed area means of access will remain as per the building effective from 01/05/2002 which is given in clause

18.6(ii) 18.6.3 Pathway

 The approach to the building  from road/street/means of access shall be through paved pathway for width not less than 1.5 meter provided its length is not more than 30 metres. 

18.6.4 lf any structure or fixture is set upon a means of access so as to reduce its width  below the minimum required, the RMC may remove the same and recover the expenses so incurred from the owner. 

(ii) No building shall be erected so as to deprive any other building of the means of access as provided in the bye-law 

(iii)  Every person who erects a building shall not at any time erect or cause or permit to be erected or re-erected any building which in any way encroaches upon or diminishes the area so set apart for this purpose. 

(iv) Every such means of access shall be drained and lighted to the satisfaction of the RMC and manhole covered or other drainage, water or any other fittings laid in such means of access shall be as flushed with the finished surface level so as not to obstruct the safe travel over the same

 (v) A person who undertakes construction work on building shall not reduce the access to any building previously existing below the minimum width as required under sub-clause (ii). 

19. Minimum size and Requirement of plots

19.1 For industrial areas, the minimum size of the plot shall he 550 sqm. 
 In the case of service industries and industrial estates, the minimum size of the plot shall be as determined by the RMC in  consultation with the Chief Town Planner/Town Planner. 

19.2 In commercial areas the minimum plot sizes for shops shall be 15 sq.m, with a minimum width of 2.4 m. 


 Kiosks shall not be included in the  Commercial shops.  

19.3 In the case of plots for assembly occupancies like cinema in existing built up area, the minimum width of the plot shall be 25 m and it shall ¬ on a street of width not less than 15m. In the case of newly developed areas outside the existing built up area, the width of the plot for assembly occupancies shall not be less than 30m and shall front on street width not less than 27m 

20. Open space (within a plot) 

20.1 Residential building:

 Every room intended for human habitation shall abut on interior or exterior open space or an open 

verandah ( maximum width of verandah shall be 2.4m) open to such interior or exterior open space. 

20.1.1 Exterior open space: Exterior open spaces shall be provided within the plot boundaries at the front, rear and sides of residential building with different plot widths, depths and heights as per the minimum requirements detailed below in Table 2A-I & 2A-II along with the notes