Cidco’s new software promises quicker building permissions
Real estate developers in the city can now apply for building permissions online. The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) has taken yet another step to help bring in transparency and efficiency in granting permissions for building constructions. It has also reduced the number of no objection certificates (NOC) required.
Cidco has planned to adopt a customised version of the AutoDCR software, a building plan scrutiny and approval system, which will be officially launched within a week. It reads CAD drawings and maps them to the development control regulations for approval by municipal corporations and approving authorities.
With a large number of constructions expected in the NAINA project, Cidco can now control delays in the area by granting permissions faster.
The developers and investors have been hit hard owing to the delays by Cidco in granting permission.
The move comes after representatives of builders’ organisations raised the issue with Cidco.
“We have reduced the number of NOCs from nine to four. Permission for electric connections will be given against a bill for the same. There will be self-certification for fire-safety permission once the builders upload a film of the infrastructure in place,” said V Radha, joint managing director, Cidco.
“Once the AutoDCR software is commissioned, developers can submit their architectural plan, the maps and other documents online with their application. The software will verify the documents online and eligible applicants will be issued permissions online,” added Radha.
At a recently-held workshop in Cidco, vice chairman and managing director Sanjay Bhatia explained the software to city architects, representatives of builders and investors, who also suggested changes in the software.