Kerala to integrate building permit
In a major step that is expected to avert delays and remove intermediaries, the state government has decided to integrate online building permit system of urban local bodies with height clearance system of Airport Authority of India (AAI) for various constructions. The NOCAS (No Objection Certificate Application System) of AAI that accepts online applications for height clearance for structures such as building, mast, chimney and billboard will be integrated with online permit system. The integration of the web-based systems is being done as part of ensuring ease of doing business under single window clearance. This will enable NOCAS to fetch required data from the servers of urban local bodies, process it and issue NOCS to applicants through the civic bodies. As per the present system, applicants who seek building permit have to produce NOC from the airport authority before respective local bodies.