Hyderabad: High-rise buildings are again coming up in the city after a gap of three years. About 10 such projects scaling up to 35 floors, have been approved by the government. A majority of these are set in the western part of the city due to its close proximity to software firms, multinational corporations, airport and the Outer Ring Road.
In its efforts to increase the number of high-rises in the city, the Telangana government has come up with new guidelines, making it easier for builders to obtain such approvals from various departments. Builders need to obtain no-objection certificates from various departments.
Earlier it used to take months and years to obtain these permissions. But the Telangana government has made the task easier via online and has asked departments not to hold up applications for more than two weeks. With this, the approval process became simpler and easier.
“Earlier, there was a huge delay. The time to construct a high-rise building used to be lower than the time taken to get approvals. With this, several builders stayed away from taking up skyscraper projects. But Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao is keen on encouraging skyscrapers in the city and has relaxed norms. New guidelines were issued recently making the approval process simpler and easier,” said Mr C. Shekar Reddy, past president, CREDAI.
Builders need to obtain no-objection certificates from the fire service department, roads and buildings department (if approach road is closer to highways), civil aviation department, traffic police, electricity department, pollution control board etc.
The government has also reduced the impact fee on high-rise buildings and the norm of floor area ratio has also been relaxed. Due to this many builders are coming forward to take up high-rise building projects....