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.



(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.


(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.


(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



Only authorised signs (Hoarding) paging tower and telephone towers will be permitted.


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..


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.


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.


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.


The Competent Authority is empowered to deny the permission on the ground of ambiance of heritage buildings and precincts.


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.


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.