In a step to boost the real estate construction, the environment ministry now plans to ease green norms. Once the green norms are eased more high-rise buildings can be constructed.
The people may see builders developing more high-rise buildings on the side of smaller roads and streets in the cities. Yes, this will be possible if the environment ministry eases the green norms for the construction sector.
By laying down the rules which limited the height of a building, the environment ministry had made it tougher for the real estate developers to create taller or multi-story buildings in cities. The height of the buildings was determined by its closeness to the nearest fire station and many other things similar to this.
Right now a 60-metered building will be given the clearance certificate only if the building is on a 30 m or above wide road and have a fire station within two kilometers distance.
In the same way a building which is built on 45-60 m. should have a 24 m. connecting road. The width of roads for a 30-45 m tall building should be 18 m. prescribes the act implemented by the environment ministry in February 2012. However these buildings are permitted even when there is no nearby fire station.
The February 2012 implementations also suggested the builders to get the NOC (non-objection clearance certificate) from the fire department of the State. Additionally the builders are required to get NOC from the state disaster management authorities as well. All these measures were taken in view of safeguarding the buildings and the increasing traffic in the city.
A committee; headed by Planning Commission member K Kasturirangan, has been set up by the environment ministry. The committee will review the existing regulations and other clearance conditions.
Sources close to the ministry said that the green norms and other regulations will be revised in favor of real estate sector. Besides realty sector, regulations applicable to roads and SEZs also will be reviewed by the committee.