In pursuance of the provisions contained in clause (m) of sub-section (2) of section 12 and clause (c) of subsection (2) of section 13 of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development 1976, the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority hereby makes the following Regulations.
1.1 SHORT TITLE-EXTENT AND COMMENCEMENT
1.1.1 These regulations may be called the revised draft general development control regulations of the revised draft development plan of AUDA (including ahmedabad municipal corporation area).
1.1.2These Regulations shall come into force on and from the date prescribed in the notification of sanction of the Development Plan.
1.1.3Subject to the provisions of the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act-1976, these Regulations shall apply to all the developments in the Urban Development Area including Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation area notified under sub-section (2) of section 22 of the Act vide Gujarat Government, Panchayat, Housing and Urban Development Notification No.GHB/ R1 / UDA / 1177 / 646 (3) – q-2 Dated 31st January, 1978 as may be modified or amended from time to time.
1.1.4The sanctioned General Development Control Regulations of AUDA are hereby Modified, Revised and Replaced by these Regulations.
Not withstanding such modifications and revision, anything done or any action taken under the
regulations in force prior to such modification shall be deemed to be valid and continue to be so valid, unless otherwise specified
In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms and expressions defined as follows shall have the meaning indicated against each of them.
The terms and expressions not defined in these regulations shall have the same meanings as in the Gujarat Town Planning & Urban Development Act, 1976 or Local Acts and the rules framed there under or as mentioned in National Building Code (NBC) as the case may be, unless the context otherwise requires.
Means the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976 (President Act No.27 of 1976) and B. P. M. C. ACT 1949 or Local Acts as stated in the context.
2.2 ADDITIONS AND /OR ALTERATIONS
Means any change in existing authorised building or change from one use to another use, or a structural change such as additions to the area or height, or the removal of part of a building, or a change to the structure such as the construction or cutting into or removal of any wall or part of a wall, partition, column, beam, joist, floor including a mezzanine floor or other support or a change to or closing of any required means of ingress or egress or a change to fixtures or equipments, as provided in these regulations. The addition to any existing structure shall only be permitted if it complies with the provisions of regulation No.18.4.
Means any surface or a structure with character, letter or illustration, applied there to and displayed in any manner whatsoever out of doors for the purpose of advertising giving information regarding or to attract the people to any place, person, public performance, article or merchandise, and which surface or structure is attached to, forms part of, or is connected with any building or is fixed to a tree or to the ground or to any pole, screen, hoarding or displayed any space or in or over any water body included in the limits of notified area of Competent Authority.
Means the process of treating air to control simultaneously its temperature, humidity, cleanliness and distribution to meet the requirement of an enclosed space.
Means roads, streets, open spaces, parks, recreational grounds, play-grounds, gardens, water supply, electric supply, street lighting, drainage, sewerage, public works and other utilities, communication network, surface and convenience.
Apartment/Flats shall means residential buildings constructed in a detached or semi-detached manner being designed as Ground Floor plus more upper floors and constructed as separate dwelling unit with common staircase.
2.7AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM
Means an arrangement of pipes and sprinklers, automatically operated by heat and discharging water on fire, simultaneously an audible alarm.
2.8 BASEMENT OR CELLAR
Shall mean the lower storey of a building having at least half of the clear floor height of the basement or cellar below average ground level.
Means all types of permanent building defined in (a) to (r) below, but structure of temporary nature like tents, hutment as well as shamianas erected for temporary purposes for ceremonial occasions, with the permission of the Competent Authority, shall not be considered to be "buildings".
(a) "Assembly building" means a building or part thereof where groups of people congregate or gather for amusement, recreation, social, religious, patriotic, civil, travel and similar purposes. "Assembly building" include buildings of drama and cinema theatres, city halls, town halls, auditoria, exhibition halls, museums, "marriage hall”, “skating rings”, gymnasia, stadia, restaurants, eating or boarding houses, place of worship, dance halls, clubs, gymkhanas, road, air, sea or other public transportation stations and recreation piers.
(b) “Business building" means any building or part thereof used for transaction of record therefor, offices, banks, all professional establishments, court houses classified as business buildings if their principal function is transaction of business and/or keeping of books and records.
(c) "Detached building" means a building with walls and roofs independent of any other building and with open spaces on all sides.
(d)''Semi-Detached Building" means a building having one or more side attached with wall and roof with other building.
(e) "Educational building" means a building exclusively used for a school or college, recognised by the appropriate Board or University, or any other Competent Authority involving assembly for instruction, education or recreation incidental to educational use, and including a building for such other uses incidental thereto such as a library or a research institution. It shall also include quarters for essential staff required to reside in the premises, and a building used as a hostel captive to an educational institution whether situated in its campus or not.
(f) "Hazardous building" means a building or part thereof used for, -
(i) storage, handling, manufacture or processing of radio-active substances or of highly combustible or explosive materials or products which are liable to burn with extreme rapidity and/or producing poisonous fumes or explosive enabatuibs.
(ii) storage, handling, manufacture or processing of, which involves highly corrosive, toxic obnoxious alkalis, acids, or a other liquids, gases or chemicals producing flame, fumes, and explosive mixtures or which result in division of matter into fine particles and capable of spontaneous ignition.
(g) “Industrial building" means a building or part thereof wherein products or, material are fabricated, assembled or processed, such as assembly plants, laboratories, power plants, refineries, gas plants, mills dairies and factories.
(h)"Institutional building” means a building constructed by Government, Semi-Government organisations, public sector undertakings, registered Charitable Trusts for their public activities, such as education, medical, recreational and cultural , hostel for working women or men or for an auditorium or complex for cultural and allied activities or for an hospice, care of orphans, abandoned women, children and infants, convalescents, destitute or aged persons and for penal or correctional detention with restricted liberty of the inmates ordinarily providing sleeping accommodation, and includes dharamshalas, hospitals, sanatoria, custodian and penal institutions such as jails, prisons, mental hospitals, houses of correction, detention and reformatories building constructed for the promotion of Tourism such a, stared hotels, clubs, golf course, sport stadium and all activities of Tourist Unit as may be declared by Government from time to time.
(i) "Mercantile building" means a building or part thereof used as shops, stores or markets, fordisplay and sale of wholesale or retail goods or merchandise, including office, storage and service facilities incidental thereto located in the same building.
(j) “Low rise building” shall mean a building having height up to 16.50 mts. and having ground floor plus four floors. However hollow plinth up to 2.8 mts and parapet on terrace up to 1.5mts shall not be counted.
(k) "High-rise building" shall mean building other than mentioned in 2.9 (j) “Low Rise Building ” provided the maximum permissible height shall not exceed 40 mts.
(l) "Office building" means a building or premises or part thereof whose sole or principal use is for an office or for office purposes or clerical work, "Office purposes” includes the purpose of administration, clerical work, handling money, telephone, telegraph and computer operation; and clerical work" includes writing, book-keeping, sorting papers typing, filing, duplicating, punching cards or tapes, machines calculations, drawing of matter for publication and editorial preparation of matter of publication.
(m)“Public Building” means a building constructed by Government, Semi-Government organisations, public sector under-takings, registered Charitable Trust or such other organisations for their non-profitable public activities
(n) "Residential Building" means a building in which sleeping accommodation is provided for normal residential purposes, with or without cooking or dining facilities, and includes one or more family dwellings, lodging or boarding houses, hostels, dormitories, apartment houses, flats and private garages of such buildings.
(o) "Special Building" means
(i) a building solely used for the purpose of a drama or cinema theatre, motion picture a drive-in-theatre, an assembly hall or auditorium, town hall, lecture hall, an exhibition hall, theatre museum, stadium, community hall, marriage hall.
(ii) a hazardous building;
(iii) a building of a wholesale establishment;
(iv) centrally air-conditioned building which exceeds 15 mts. in height, in case where in building is constructed on stilt
(p) "Storage Building" means a building or part thereof used primarily for storage or shelter of goods, merchandise and includes a building used as a warehouse, cold storage freight depot, transit shed, store house, public garage, hanger, truck terminal grain elevator, barn and stable.
(q) "Unsafe Building" means a building which,
(i) is structurally unsafe,
(ii) is insanitary,
(iii) is not provided with adequate means of egress,
(iv) constitutes a fire hazard,
(v) is dangerous to human life,
(vi) in relation to its existing use constitutes a hazard to safety or health or public welfare by reasons of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation or abandonment.
(r) "Wholesale establishment" means an establishment wholly or partly engaged in wholesale trade and, manufactures wholesale outlets, including related storage facilities, warehouses and establishments engaged in truck transport, including truck transport booking warehouses.
2.10 BUILDING LINE
means the line up to which the plinth of a building adjoining a street or an extension of a street or on a future street may lawfully extend and includes the lines prescribed, in any T.P. scheme
and/or Development Plan.
2.11 BUILDING UNIT
Shall mean a land/plot or part of a land/plot or combination of more than one land/plot as approved by the Competent Authority. Provided however where an alignment has been fixed on any road by any Competent Authority, the building unit shall mean and refer to the land excluding the portion falling in alignment.
2.12 BUILT-UP AREA
Means the area covered by a building on all floors including cantilevered portion, if any, but except the areas excluded specifically under these Regulations.
2.13 COMPETENT AUTHORITY
Means any person or persons or Authority or Authorities authorized by the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority/Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation as the case may be to perform such functions as may be specified. Different persons or Authorities may be authorized to perform different functions.
Means a construction by means of which a flue is formed for the purpose of carrying products of combustion to the open air and includes a chimney stack and the flue pipe.
Means a structural overhang provided over opening on external walls for protection from the weather.
Means a fully or partially enclosed space permanently open to the sky within a building at any level, inner chowk being enclosed on all sides except as provided in Regulation 11 and 12 and an outer chowk having one unenclosed side.
2.17 COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
Means that material which when burnt adds heat to a fire when tested for combustibility in a accordance with the IS : 3808-1966 Method of Test for Combustibility of Building Material, National Building Code.
2.18 CONTIGUOUS HOLDING
Means a contiguous piece of land in one ownership irrespective of separate property register cards/record of rights.
Means a common passage or circulation space including a common entrance hall.2.20 COURTYARDMeans a space permanently open to the sky within the site around a structure and paved/concrete.
2.21 COMMON PLOT
Shall mean a common open space exclusive of margins and approaches, at a height not more than ground level of the building unit. The owner shall have to give an undertaking that the common plot shall be for the common use of all the resident or occupants of the building unit, free of cost.
On sanction of the development permission, the common plot shall deem to have vested in the society/association of the residents/occupants. In case such society or Association is to be formed, the possession/custody of common plot shall remain with Competent Authority until such association/society is formed. The common plot shall not be sold to any other person and it shall not be put to any other use except for the common use of the residents/occupants.
Means the person who is legally empowered to construct or to execute work on a building unit, building or structure, or where no person is empowered, the owner of the building unit, building or structure.
Means a building used as a place of religious assembly, a rest house, a place in which charity is exercise with religious or social motives, or a place where in a certain section of people have a right of, or are granted, residence without payment or nominal payment.
Means a system or a line of pipes, with their fittings and accessories such as manholes, inspection chambers, traps gullies, floor traps used for drainage of building or yards appurtenant to the buildings within the same cartilage. A drain includes an open channel for conveying surface water or a system for the removal of any liquid.
2.25 DWELLING UNIT
Means a shelter consisting of residential accommodation for one family. Provided that the minimum accommodation in a dwelling unit shall be one room of minimum carpet area of 9 sq.mts. with a minimum side of 2.4 Mts. and a w.c.
2.26 ENCLOSED STAIRCASE
Means a staircase separated by fire resistant walls and doors from the rest of the building.
2.27 EXISTING BUILDING
Means a building or a structure existing authorised before the commencement of these Regulations.
2.28 EXISTING USE
Means use of a building or a structure existing authorised before the commencement of these Regulations.
Means a passage, channel or means of egress from any building, storey or floor area to a street or other open space of safety; horizontal exit, outside exit and vertical exist having meanings at (i),
(ii) and (iii) respectively as under :
(i) "HORIZONTAL EXIT" :- means an exit which is a protected opening through or around at fire wall or bridge connecting two or more buildings.
(iii) "VERTICAL EXIT" :-means an exit used for ascending or descending between two or More levels, including stairways, smoke-proof towers, ramps, escalators and fire escapes.
2.30 EXTERNAL WALL
Means an outer wall of a building not being a party wall even though adjoining a wall of another building and also means a wall abutting on an interior open space of any building.
2.31 ESCAPE ROUTE
Means any well ventilated corridor, staircase or other circulations space, or any combination of the same, by means of which a safe place in the open air at ground level can be reached.
2.32 FIRE AND/OR EMERGENCY ALARM SYSTEM
Means an arrangement of call points or detectors, sounders and other equipment for the transmission and indication of alarm signals working automatically or manually in the event of fire.
2.33 FIRE LIFT
Means a special lift designed for the use of fire service personnel in the event of fire or other emergency.
2.34 FIRE PROOF DOOR
Means a door or shutter fitted to a wall opening, and constructed and erected with the requirement to check the transmission of heat and fire for a specified period.
2.35 FIRE PUMP
Means a machine, driven by external power for transmitting energy to fluids by coupling the pump to a suitable engine or motor, which may have varying outputs/capacity but shall be capable of having a pressure of 3.2 kg/cm2 at the topmost level of multi-storey or high rise building.
2.36 FIREPUMP-BOOSTER FIRE PUMP
Means a mechanical/electrical device which boots up the water pressure at the top level of a multi-storied/high- rise building and which is capable of a pressure of 3.2 kg/cm2 at the nearest point.
2.37 FIRE RESISTANCE
Means the time during which a fire resistant material i.e. material having a certain degree of fire resistance, fulfils its function of contributing to the fire safety of a building when subjected to prescribed conditions of heat and load or restraint. The fire resistance test of structures shall be done in accordance with IS: 3809-1966 Fire Resistance Test of Structure.
2.38 FIRE SEPARATION
Means the distance in meter measured from any other building on the site or from another site, or from the opposite side of a street or other public space to the building.
2.39FIRE SERVICE INLET
Means a connection provided at the base of a building for pumping up water through-in-built fire-fighting arrangements by fire service pumps in accordance with the recommendation of the Chief Fire Officer.
Means an enclosed staircase which can only be approached from the various floors through landings or lobbies separated from both the floor area and the staircase by fire resisting doors.
Means the lower surface in a storey on which one normally walks in a building, and does not include a mezzanine floor. The floor at ground level with a direct access to a street or open space shall be called the ground floor; the floor above it shall be termed as floor 1, with the next higher floor being termed as floor 2, and so on upwards.
2.42FLOOR SPACE INDEX (F.S.I.)
Total floor area including walls of all floors Floor Space Index = Plot Area / Building Unit.
Provided that the following shall not be counted towards computation of F.S.I.
(i)Parking spaces without any enclosures and partitions of any kind, with clear height of 2.4 mts. and in case of slabs with beams, height should not exceeds 2.8 mts.
(ii)Spaces of hollow plinth with maximum clear height of 2.8 Mts. including beams in residential buildings only (not even in mixed development) at ground level without any enclosures/walls and partitions in any form.
(iii) Interior open spaces and ducts required under these Regulations.
(iv)Basement exclusively used for required parking with maximum clear height of 2.6 Mts. excluding beams.
(v)Security Cabin up to 4 sq.mts.
(vi)Weather shed up to 0.60 mt width.
(vii)Stair case with maximum intermediate landing width equal to the width of stair, maximum landing width at floor level shall be twice the width of stair.
(viii lift, lift well with lift cabin, stair cabin, lift landing of lift well and water tank.
(ix)Open air space/chowk required under this regulation in Walled City and Gamtal.
(x)Electric room as specified by A.E.C. or G.E.B.
2.43 FLOOR AREA
Means Built up area excluding area of walls.
Front as applied to a plot; means the portion facing the road and in case of plot abutting on more than one road and or more than 18 Mts. in width, the front shall be decided by the Competent Authority considering the existing and future development trend of the surrounding area.
Means a foundation unit constructed in brick work, stone masonry or concrete under the base of a wall column for the purpose of distributing the load over a large area.
Means that part of the structure which is in direct contact with and transmitting loads to the grounds.
2.47HEIGHT OF BUILDING
Means the vertical distance measured from the average ground level/ high flood level/plot level and up to the top of the finished level of the top most floor slab in case of flat roofs and upto the midpoint of the height of the slopping roof excluding the genuine stair cabin, water tank and lift- room. The height of the slopping roof shall be taken as an average height of the relevant floor.
Note :- High flood level shall be decided by Competent authority.
Shall mean all land that have been included by the Govt./Collector within the site of village, Town or city on or before the date of declaration of intention to make a Town Planning Scheme or publication of Draft Development Plan but shall not include any such other land which may thereafter be included within the site of any village by the Govt./Collector under the provision of Land Revenue Code.
Shall mean the level of the crown of the existing nearest constructed road or existing ground level, High flood level whichever is higher as may be decided by Competent Authority.
Note :- High flood level shall be decided by Competent authority.
Means a building or a portion thereof designed and used for the parking of vehicles.
Means a building or portion thereof, designed other than as a private garage, operated for gain, designed and/or used for repairing, servicing, hiring, selling or storing or parking motor-driven or other vehicles.
Means a room occupied or designed for occupancy for human habitation and uses incidental thereto, including a kitchen if used as a living room, but excluding a bath-room, water closet compartment, laundry, serving and storing, pantry, corridor, cellar, attic, store-room, pooja-room and spaces not frequently used, height of such room shall not be less than 2.80 Mts. measured from finished floor to finished ceiling.
2.53HEIGHT OF A ROOM
Means the vertical distance measured from the finished floor surface to the finished ceiling/slab surface. The height of a room with a pitched roof means the average height between the finished floor surface and the bottom of the eaves and the bottom of the ridge.
Means customary home occupation other than the conduct of an eating or a drinking place offering services to the general public, customarily carried out by a member of the family residing on the premises without employing hired labour, and for which there is no display to indicate from the exterior of the building that it is being utilised in whole or in part for any purpose other than a residential or dwelling use and in connection with which no article or service is sold or exhibited for sale except that which is produced therein, which shall be non- hazardous and not affecting the safety of the inhabitants of the building and the neighbourhood, and provided that no mechanical equipment is used except that as is customarily used for purely domestic or household purposes and /or employing licensable goods. If motive power is used, the total electricity load should not exceed 0.75 KW. "Home Occupation" may also include such similar occupations as may be specified by the Competent Authority and subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.
2.55 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
(i) Means radio active substances
(ii) Material which is highly combustible or explosive and/or which may produce poisonous fumes explosive emanations, or storage, handing, processing or of which may involve highly corrosive, toxic, obnoxious alkalis or acids or other liquids;
(iii) Other liquids or chemicals producing flame, fumes, explosive, poisonous, irritant or corrosive gases or which may produce explosive mixtures of dust or fine particles capable of spontaneous ignition.
Means a mechanically guided car, platform or transport for persons and materials between two or more levels in a vertical or substantially vertical direction.
Shall mean an intermediate floor between two floor with a maximum height of 1.2 Mts. and which is constructed and adopted for storage purpose. The loft if provided in a room shall not cover more than 30% of the floor area of the room.
Shall mean space fully open to sky provided at the plot level from the edge of the building wherein built-up area shall not be permitted except specifically permitted projections under this regulation.
2.59 MEZZANINE FLOOR
Shall mean an intermediate floor between two floors overhanging or overlooking a floor beneath.
2.60 NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE AND CIVIC CENTRE
Neighbourhood Centre and civic Centre shall include following activities such as sectoral shopping centre, market, office building, cinema, small hospital, playground, swimming pool, Town hall, open air theatre, civic and cultural facilities, library, higher secondary school, parking plots, public utility and service building such as post office, fire station, police station, religious building and building of public uses.
2.61 NATURAL HAZARD
The probability of occurrence, within a specific period of time in a given area, of a potentially damaging natural phenomenon.
2.62 NATURAL HAZARD PRONE AREAS
Areas likely to have moderate to high intensity of earthquake, or cyclonic storm, or significant flood flow or inundation, or land slides/mud flows/avalanches, or one or more of these hazards.
Note: Moderate to very high damage risk zones of earthquakes are as shown in Seismic Zones III, IV and V specified in IS:1893; moderate to very high damage risk zones of cyclones are those areas along the sea coast of India prone to having wind velocities of 39 m/s or more as specified in IS:875(Part 3;) and flood prone areas in river plains (unprotected and protected) are indicated in the Flood Atlas of India prepared by the Central Water Commission.
Means not liable to burn or add heat to a fire when tested for combustibility in accordance with the IS-3808-1966 Method of Test for Combustibility of Building Materials.
2.64 OCCUPANCY OR USE
Means the principal occupancy or use for which a building or a part of it is used or intended to be used, including contingent subsidiary occupancies; mixed occupancy building being those in which more than one occupancy are present in different portions of the building.
2.65 OPEN SPACE
Means an area forming an integral part of the plot, left permanently open to sky.
“Owner”, in relation to any property, includes any person who is for the time being, receiving or entitled to receive, whether on his own account or on account of or on behalf of, or for the benefit of, any other person or as an agent, trustee, guardian, manager or receiver for any other person or for any religious or charitable institution, the rents or profits of the property; and also includes a mortgaging possession thereof.
Means a low wall or railing built along the edge of roof of a floor.
2.68 PARKING SPACE
Means an enclosed or unenclosed covered or open area sufficient in size to park vehicles. Parking spaces shall be served by a driveway connecting them with a street or alley and permitting ingress or egress of vehicles.
Means an interior non-load bearing divider wall one storey or part storey in height.
2.70 PERMANENT OPEN AIR SPACE
Means air space permanently open -
(i) if it is a street,
(ii) if its freedom from encroachment is protected by any low or contract ensuring that the ground below it is either a street or is permanently and irrevocably appropriated as an open space.
In Determining the open air space required for construction of a building, any space occupied by an existing structure may, if it is ultimately to become a permanently open air space, be treated as if it were already such a place.
Means a valid permission or authorisation in writing by the Competent Authority to carry out development or a work regulated by the Regulations.
Plinth shall mean the portion of the external wall between the level of the street and the level of the storey first above the street.
2.73 PLINTH AREA
Means the built-up covered area measured at the floor level of the basement or of any storey.
Means a covered surface supported on pillars or otherwise for the purpose of a pedestrian or vehicular approach to a building.
2.75 PUBLIC PURPOSE
The expression “Public Purpose” includes-
1) The provision of village sites, or the extension, planned development or improvement of existing village sites ;
2) The provision of land for town or rural planning ;
3) The provision of land for planned development of land from public funds in pursuance of any scheme or policy of Government and subsequent disposal thereof in whole or in part by lease, assignment or outright sale with the object of securing further development as planned ;
4) The provision of land for a corporation owned or controlled by the state ;
5) The provision of land for residential purposes to the poor or landless or to persons residing in areas affected by natural calamities, or to persons displaced or affected by reason of the implementation if any scheme undertaken by Government, any local Authority or a corporation owned or controlled by the state ;
6) The provision of land for carrying out any educational, housing, health or slum clearance scheme sponsored by Government or by any Authority established by Government for carrying out any such scheme or with the prior approval of the appropriate Government by a Local Authority or a society registered under the societies Registration Act, 1860 or under any corresponding law for the time being in force in a state, or a co-operative society within the meaning of any law relating to co-operative society for the time being in force in any state;
7) The provision of land for any other scheme of development sponsored by Government or with the prior approval of appropriate Government, by a local Authority ;
8) The provision of any premises or building for locating a public office, but, does not include acquisition of land for Companies.
2.76 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Shall mean development undertaken for sale to persons other than the one undertaking the development.
2.77 REGISTERED ARCHITECT / ENGINEER / STRUCTURAL DESIGNER, CLERK OF WORKS, SITE SUPERVISOR, DEVELOPER
Means respectively a person registered by the Competent Authority for the purpose of this Act as an Architect, Engineer, Structural Designer, Clerk of works, Site Supervisor, Developer, under these Regulations or any other Act prevailing for the area.
2.78 RETENTION ACTIVITY
Means an activity or use which is allowed to continue, not withstanding its non-conforming nature in relation to the use permitted in the adjoining or surrounding area.
2.79 RESIDENTIAL USE
Mean a use of any building unit for the purpose of human habitation only except hotels and hostels like business.
Means any 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, road-side trees and, hedges retaining walls, fences, barriers and railings within the street lines.
2.81 ROAD/STREET-LEVEL OR GRADE
Means the officially established elevation or grade of the centre 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.
2.82 ROAD/STREET LINE
Means the line defining the side limits of a road/street.
2.83 "ROAD WIDTH" OR "WIDTH OF ROAD/STREET"
Means the whole extent of space within the boundaries of a road when applied to a new road/street, as laid down in the city survey or development plan or prescribed road lines by any act or law and measured at right angles to the course or intended course of direction of such road.
2.84 SELF USE DEVELOPMENT
Means Development undertaken by an owner for his use.
2.85 SERVICE ROA
Means a road/lane provided at the front, rear or side of a plot for service purposes.
2.86 SHOPPING CENTRE OR COMMERCIAL CENTRE
Means a group of shops, offices and / or stalls designed to form market-office complex.
2.87 SMOKE-STOP DOOR
Means a door for preventing or checking the spread of smoke from one area to another.
2.88 STAIR COVER
Means a structure with a covering roof over a staircase and its landing built to enclose only the stairs for the purpose of providing protection from the weather, and not to be used for human habitation.
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.
Means an independent dwelling unit with a kitchen, or a cooking space.
2.91 TENEMENT BUILDING AND OWNERSHIP FLATS
Means residential building constructed in a semi-detached manner in a building unit, each dwelling unit is being designed and constructed for separate occupation with independent provision of bath, w.c.
2.92 TRAVEL DISTANCE
Means the distance from the remotest point of a building to a place of safety be it a vertical exit or an horizontal exit or an outside exit measured along the line of travel.
2.93 WATER CLOSET (W.C)
Means a privy with an arrangement for flushing the pan with water, but does not include a bathroom.
2.94 WATER COURSE
Means a natural channel or an artificial channel formed by draining or diversion of a natural channel meant for carrying storm and waste water.
2.95 WATER COURSE, MAJOR
Means a water course which carries storm water discharging from a contributing area of not less than 160 hectares, the decision of the Competent Authority on the extent of contributing area being final. A minor water course is one which is not a major one.
2.96 WATER TANKS OR TALAV OR POND OR LAKE
Means a natural existing low lying grounds forming a natural water body or wherein rain water gets collected and/or plots designated as Talav under the revised development plan or any other legitimate records.
2.97 "WAREHOUSE" OR "GODOWN"
Mean a building the whole or a substantial part of which is used or intended to be used for the storage of goods whether for storing or for sale or for any similar purpose. It is neither a domestic nor a public building, nor merely a shop if so used not a store attached to and used for the proper functioning of a shop.
1.Means an opening, other than a door, to the outside of a building, which provides all or part of the required ventilation.
2.99WIDTH OF A STREET
Means the clear average width of the existing carriage way and footpaths only on which the building or plot line abuts. The average width shall be computed by taking length of street between two extreme points on building unit abutting the street at right angles to the direction of such streets excluding the steps projections, forecourts, open areas of other spaces in front of the building erected or intended to be erected. However in case where a regular line of street is prescribed by the Competent Authority, such width shall be considered for the purpose of computing building height.