Taller build­ings

Re­moves height re­stric­tion of 28 floors; build­ings should only get NOC from chief fire of­fi­cer

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE -

now go higher pro­vided they fol­low the fire norms and have no-ob­jec­tion cer­tifi­cate (NOC) from the chief fire of­fi­cer.

A civic of­fi­cial re­quest­ing anonymity, as he was not au­tho­rised to talk to the me­dia, said, “The DC rules for­mu­lated by the civic au­thor­ity in 1994 were based on the Na­tional Build­ing Code (NBC) of 1988, wherein the re­stric­tion of 92 me­tres ex­isted. Af­ter this, the NBC was amended twice, how­ever our DC rules were not amended. In the new amend­ment we have fol­lowed the lat­est NBC of 2005.”

The amend­ment states that if the build­ing has open space of max­i­mum 20 me­tres, there will be no re­stric­tion on height of the build­ing.

He said, “The res­i­den­tial build­ing which fol­lows the NBC’s fire norms and gets NOC from fire depart­ment will not have to abide by the 92-me­tre height re­stric­tion. The re­stric­tion was only on res­i­den­tial build­ings in Thane.Amendin­git,will­pave­way for high-rises in the city, in­creas­ing legal homes and also re­duc­ing prop­erty prices.”

TMC has is­sued a pub­lic no­tice of the amend­ment and asked for sug­ges­tions and ob­jec­tions from the peo­ple.

Fol­low­ing which, the pro­posal will go to the state for ap­proval. It will be im­ple­mented only af­ter state’s ap­proval.

The height re­stric­tion was only for res­i­den­tial build­ings not for com­mer­cial ones.

“The risk of fire is more in com­mer­cial build­ing com­pared to res­i­den­tial struc­tures. How­ever, the rule ex­cluded com­mer­cial build­ings. In Thane, no com­mer­cial build­ing is above 92 me­tres. How­ever if any­one would have ap­proached us, we would have to give per­mis­sion,” he added.

PRAFUL GANGURDE

The amend­ment states that if the build­ing has open space of max­i­mum 20 me­tres, there will be no re­stric­tion on height of the build­ing.

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