GASOLINE (MOTOR FUEL) FILLING STATIONS AND GASOLINE FILLING CUM SERVICE STATIONS
20.1.1 The term “Filling Station” is a place of retail business engaged in supplying and dispensing of Gasoline (Motor- Fuel) and motor oil essential for the normal operation of automobiles.
20.1.2The term “Filling cum Service station” is a place of retail business engaged in supplying goods and services essential for the normal operation of automobiles. These include dispensing Gasoline and Motor- oil, the sales and services of tyres, batteries and other automobiles accessories and replacement item and washing and lubrication. They do not include the body of tender work, painting or other major motors repairs and over hauling.
20.2 REQUIREMENTS OF FILLING STATIONS AND FILLING-CUM SERVICE - STATION.
20.2.1 SPACE REQUIREMENTS:
(1) The minimum size for the location of Filling Station and filling cum Service Station shall be as follows:
filling station 30.00 mts. x 36.50 mts. (In intensely developed areas the minimum frontage may be relaxed by the Authority after complete investigation).
Filling cum service station shall be 2000 sq.mts. having frontage not less then 30.00 mts.
(2) Except in hilly terrain, the plot should be on level ground.
(3) Every filling station should provide for one parking space for each four employees with a minimum of two car parking space.
(4) In the case of filling cum service stations in addition to parking space requirements given above provision should also be made for one car parking space for each service station.
(5) Common plot shall not be required.
20.3 TRAFFIC REQUIREMENTS:
(1) A filling station or filling cum service station is a major generator of traffic and as such present a degree of traffic hazard on the road on which it is sited. This potential traffic hazard determines the number of station that can be permitted in any section of the road or the highway or in a section of a city, the objective being to keep the traffic hazard to the minimum.
(2) A filling station or filling cum service station should not be located opposite a break or opening in the central verge on a dual carriage as this will encourage the traffic to cross the road while entering a filling station or filling cum service station.
(3) A filling station or filling cum service station preferably may not be sited too closed to an intersection to a traffic island on the main road. To assure satisfactory wearing distances, the minimum desirable distance between an access to a station and the tangent point of the traffic
island or intersection should be 80.00 mts.
(4) In the case of main road provided along with a service road or a marginal access road, the access to the station should be provided from the service the marginal access road and not from the main road.
(5) On road having heavy traffic, it is desirable to provide one station on either side of the road so that vehicles are not required to cross the road. On roads the traffic cannot support two filling station open on either side, one may be located on either sides provided the site is not close to a junction and confirm to the requirements of the 3 above.
(6) Sitting of the stations on road curves or bends are a safety hazard and should be avoided. Filling cum service station should not be located adjacent to the residential houses.
(7) The minimum distance of the property line of the filling station from the central line of the road must not be less than 15.00 mts. or half the proposed right of way of the road, whichever is more. In the case of National Highways, and major road in the urban areas they should be set back so as to be outside the ultimate right of way of the highway along which it is to be located. However, variations can be approved in special cases if allowed by the competent Authority after complete investigation.
(8) The heaping up of the oil cans and other goods within the premises which tend to create a sort of ugly character to the area should be discouraged, Preferential locations in highly congested highways in urban areas create traffic problems which need proper and careful examination. Similarly the concentration of filling station and service station etc. along traffic or arteries creates problems in maintaining street capacity thereby depriving the community facility for mass and quick transport along the highway in urban.
20.4 ENTRANCE AND EXIT CONSIDERATIONS:
(1) In all location of filling stations. The basic principle governing location as well as exit and entrance consideration is to minimize as much as possible interference with normal flow of traffic on the road.
(2) For easy flow of the station a minimum frontage of 30.00 mts. shall be provided with wide and easy entrance and exit kerbs, vehicles entering and leaving the station should be fully visible to the traffic on the main road and there should not be any obstruction to view between the filling station pumps and the road.
(3) The following minimum requirements for the ingress should be observed.
i) Maximum width of the drive ways at the side walk:9.00 mt
ii) Minimum angle of intersection of drive ways with the street pavement 60 (degree)
iii) Minimum angle of intersection of drive ways with the street pavement 60 (degree)
iv) Minimum distance from any drive way to any exterior property line: 6.00 mts.
v) Minimum distance from any driveway to any interior plot line : 3.00 mts.
vi) Minimum distance between kerbs sites : 9.00 mts
CONTROL OF SIGNS(HOARDINGS) AND OUTDOOR DISPLAY STRUCTURES AND PAGING TOWER AND TELEPHONE TOWER AND OUTDOOR DISPLAY STRUCTURES
Only authorised signs (Hoarding) paging tower and telephone towers will be permitted.
21.2 DESIGN AND SIZE
Every hoarding shall be designed so as to withstand the wind, dead, seismic and other loads and other structural requirements in accordance with the NBC.
In the case of shopping units in commercial areas and/or residential-cum-commercial buildings, the display boards shall be at the same height above the shopping arcade and shall ordinarily be 45.5 cms. to 61 cms. in height. The placement and size of the boards shall form a part of the building permission and no change therein shall be permitted nor shall any additional boards be allowed to be displayed.
Size of the hoarding along the various roads shall be permitted as prescribed by appropriate authority. The appropriate authority shall prescribe size of the hoarding according to the local conditions and requirements with prior intimation to the state government..
21.3 PROHIBITED SIGNS
The following signs are prohibited along major roads, having width beyond 18.00 Mts.
a) Any sign that by reason of its shapes, position or colour may be confused with an authorised traffic sign or signal.
b) Any sign containing the word "Stop" ,"Look" ,"Danger" or other similar word that might mislead or confuse the travelers.
c) Any sign that is attached to or printed on a rock or other natural objects and
d) Any sign that is located within a public right-of-way unless it is an official street name, traffic sign or signal or other official sign.
21.4 GENERAL RESTRICTIONS
1) No ground sign shall be erected to a height according to local conditions and requirements. Lighting, reflections may extend beyond the top of face of the sign.
2) Every ground sign shall firmly supported and anchored to the ground. Supports and anchors shall be of treated timber in accordance with good practice or metal treated for corrosion resistance or masonry or concrete.
3) No ground sign shall be erected so as to obstruct from access to or egress from any building and;
4) No ground sign shall be set nearer to the street line than the established building line.
5) Distance from the junction of road:- No sign or hoarding along roads shall be permitted in such a way that it is not obstructing the vision required for safe traffic movement.
6) Any hoarding which in the opinion of the Authority is likely to be confused wit unauthorised traffic sign or signal shall not be permitted.
7) No hoarding on road less than 10 Mts. wide shall be permitted in existing Walled City and Gamtal. Provided existing hoarding on Gandhi road and Relief road shall be allowed.
8) Any hoarding containing the words "Stop", "Look", "Danger" or other similar words that might mislead or confuse the travellers shall not be permitted.
9) No hoarding shall be permitted after keeping distance, according to local condition and requirements from any public park.
10) No hoarding shall be permitted in the open margin space of the building.
11) All permissions for hoarding shall be given only after getting certificate from registered structural engineer for the stability, safety of hoarding to be eracted.
21.5 HOARDING ON ROOF
Following provisions shall apply for Roof Signs.
a) Location: No roof sign shall be placed on or over the roof of any building, unless the entire roof construction is of non-combustible material. The top of sign board should confirm the building height regulations.
b) Projection: No roof sign shall project beyond the existing building line of the building on which it is erected or shall extend beyond the roof in any direction.
c) Support & Anchorage: Every roof sign shall be thoroughly secured and anchored to the building on or over which it is erected. All loads shall be safety distributed to the structural members of the building.
Following provisions shall apply for wall signs.
a) Dimensions: The total area of the sign shall not exceed 25 percent of the total area of the facade on which the sign is erected. The facade of the building shall be subdivided into blocks of uniform height and the area of the sign erected on particular block shall not exceed 25 percent of the area of that block.
b) Projection: No wall sign shall extend above the top of the wall or beyond the ends of the wall to which it is attached. At any place where pedestrians may pass along a wall, any wall sign attached there to shall not project more than 7.5 cms. there from within a height of 2.5 Mts. measured from the level of such place.
c) Support & Attachment: Every wall sign shall be securely attached to walls, wooden blocks or anchorage with wood used in connection with screws, staples or nails shall not be considered proper anchorage, except in the case of wall signs attached to walls of wood.
d) Reflectors: Lighting reflectors may project 2.4 Mts. beyond the face of the wall provided such reflectors are at least 4 m above the footpath level, but in no case shall such reflectors project beyond a vertical plane one meter inside the kerb line.
No projecting sign or any part of its supports or frame work shall project more than 2 meters beyond the main face of the building to which such sign is attached. At every place where pedestrians may pass underneath a projecting sign, an over-head clearance of at least 2.5 Mts. shall be maintained.
Comprehensive Sign Design: Particularly in the case of an existing structure where because of the code amendment new signage is likely to cover less of the building facade
21.8.2 No signs within 30 Mts. distance of a park entrances or institutional entrances shall be permitted.
21.9 HISTORIC BUILDINGS
The Competent Authority is empowered to deny the permission on the ground of ambiance of heritage buildings and precincts.
21.10DEPOSIT AND FEES
1) The fees for erection and maintenance of the hoarding shall be charged as decided by Competent Authority from time to time.
2) The fees for hoarding shall be paid by the applicant in advance, for the calendar year or part thereof.
21.11 TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE (PAGING, CELLULAR MOBILES, ‘V’ SAT. , MTNL ETC.)
1)Following provisions shall apply for telecommunication infrastructure.
a) Location : The Telecommunication Infrastructure shall be either placed on the building roof tops or on the ground or open space within the premises subject to other regulations.
b)Type of structure :(i) Steel fabricated tower or antennae’s on M.S. pole.
(ii) Pre-fabricated shelters of fibre glass or P.V.C. on the building roof top/terrace for equipment.
(iiiMasonry Structure/ Shelter on the ground for equipment.
(iv) D.G. Set with sound proof cover to reduce the noise level.
c) Requirement: (i) Every applicant has to obtain/ procure the necessary permission from the “Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation” (SACFA) issued by Ministry of Telecommunications.
(ii)Every applicant will have to produce the structural stability certificate from the registered structural engineer which shall be the liability of both parties
(iii) Applicant have to produce/ submit plans of the structure to be erected.
d)Projection: No Pager and/or Telephone Tower shall project beyond the existing building line of the building on which it is erected in any direction.
2)DEPOSIT AND FEES : The fees for erection and maintenance of the hoarding shall be charged as decided by Competent Authority from time to time.