Punjab plans to put restriction on maximum height of buildings
THE PUNJAB government is planig to put restriction in the maximum height of the buildings in the state.
The maximum height of the buildings may be fixed at less than 60 feet by reducing the density of the flats being constructed by the builders even for the residential purposes in the state.
Currently, there is no uniformity in the construction of flats being raised in the approved colonies by the Punjab Urban Development Authority now known as Greater Area Development Authority in different parts of the districts and towns.
In a bid to bring uniformity in the maintenance of height of the buildings, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has called a meeting of the heads of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority, local bodies and Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIC) on Tuesday.
This meeting will be presided over by principal secretary of Punjab Industries, AR Talwar.
A senior Punjab official said he has received report from different districts and towns of state and it was found that the aim of the builders was just to earn money by selling flats without proper roads, parks, parking facilities and other civic facilities.
He said certain rules will have to be imposed on the maximum height and number of flats to be constructed.
The recent building collapse in Jalandhar was a clear indication of violation of the zoning plan of the building bylaws.
Currently, there is no uniformity in the construction of flats in colonies
The PSIC would have to ensure that implementation of the maximum height of the factory buildings and its structural designs in 28 Industrial Focal Points located in various parts of the state.
The industries department cannot escape its responsibility of the structural design and safety of the building.
Officials will also be made responsible for checking the safety of workers through regular inspection during construction.