Haryana Revises Construction Norms, Allows Housing Colonies On Smaller Plots
The Haryana government, in order to increase the supply and stablise property prices in the state, on June 25, 2019 had revised the building norms to allow the construction of housing and commercial projects on smaller land parcels. The norms have been revised based on the zone a project falls under — hyper, high, medium or low, based on the circle rates and the market price of land in a particular area. This move is also aimed at keeping a check on the unauthorised construction and mushrooming of illegal colonies.
Revised norms and minimum area required
|Categorisation||Residential Plotted Colony (in acre)||Residential Group Housing (in acre)||Industrial Plotted Colony (in acre)||Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana (in acre)|
The state’s affordable housing policy, Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana, is expected to benefit the most from the revised norms. “There are a lot of smaller land parcels that can now be developed without any hindrance. The extension of the DDJAY scheme to Gurugram would mean more affordable housing,” district town planner RS Bhath was reported as saying in a Hindustan Times report.
However, the challenge of well-developed infrastructure, including roads, sewage, electricity and water, would still remain. These will have to be provided in an efficient and planned manner to ensure these units are saleable. Market experts have applauded this decision as it would cost the developers lesser to develop smaller projects. It will also be less time consuming and fast selling.
According to media reports, the revised norms will be placed in the public domain for 30 days for inviting objections and suggestions from stakeholders and general public. This feedback will be taken into account at the time of finalising the policy.
|Classification||Name of the towns|
|Hyper||Urban area in and around Gurugram, including the urban areas declared by the government for Gurgaon-Manesar Urban complex.|
|High||Faridabad- Ballabgarh Complex, Panchkula, Kalka, Pinjore Gual Pahari-Balola Bandhwari Complex in Gurgaon District, Sonepat-Kundli Urban Complex, Panipat.|
|Medium||Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ambala City, Ambala Cantt, Yamuna Nagar, Bahadurgarh, Jagadhari, Hisar, Rohtak, Ganaur , Palwal, Hodal, Rewari, Dharuhera-Bawal and Oil Refinery Panipat.|
|Low||All the other urban areas in the state.|