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No setback required for plots measuring less than 111 square metres in Jaipur

May 12, 2017, 9:55 am

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Jaipur: Houses on less than 111 square yard (90 square metres) can now be constructed on zero setback in Jaipur. The maximum height of construction on a plot measuring up to 100 square metres can be 8 metres. The Rajasthan government has allowed construction of houses on less than 111 square yard (90 metres) on zero setback in the state’s urban areas. What it basically mean is that you won’t have to leave any area on smaller plots. Experts say it's a controversial decisions as people would be able to construct homes on boundary walls on all sides of a plot, so there won’t be any ventilation. Urban development and housing (UDH) department had come up with a proposal in this regard. The proposal has been approved by the state government. Earlier it was necessary to leave setback even for homes constructed on smaller areas. Some other new UDH directions with regard to construction of houses are as follow:
  • For plots measuring between 90 metres and 10 metres, the front setback has to be 3 metre and the rear one 1.5 metre. There is no need to leave setback on the left and the right sides.
  • Setback rules for plots measuring more than 100 square metres have not been changed.
“While most people planning to construct houses on smaller areas will be happy with the decision, it will eventually not good for the development of the city. People will be forced to live in houses without any ventilation. The parking problem will get worse,” said Amit Agarwal, a real estate expert in Jaipur.

First published: May 12, 2017