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Unified building bylaws implemented in Rajasthan

Buildings across the state will be constructed under one set of rules.

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November 1, 2017, 10:11 am

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Jaipur: As per a major announcement, all existing building legalities implemented by local development bodies at various urban areas across Rajasthan will be replaced by Unified building by-laws 2017. ‘Unified bylaws’ were formally approved by the urban development department on Wednesday. It is expected that a notification regarding this will soon be out and that this is being done to ensure transparency.

Once implemented, this will ensure that building across the state will be constructed under one set of rules. The provisions have been made to promote the construction of multi-storey buildings. Local bodies will also discuss the issue of unorganized colonies and slum development.  Development in these areas can be now done in accordance with local bylaws. These exceptions will also be applicable to townships and areas of heritage and tourism relevance.

In such areas, official permission will be granted to have roads covering areas of 6 m or 20 ft. Shops covering an area of 30 ft will also enjoy the liberty of carrying out commercial activities. State-wide building law has come under implementation for the first time. These are expected to regularize the building scenario across the state. Introduction of Built-up Area Ratio (BAR), replacing the floor area ratio (FAR), will simplify the process for calculating floor area.

This is in accordance with the parking norm of ECU per 75 square meters of built-up space for commercial areas that have been bothering the developers. The promotion of asymmetric constructions in residential areas will approve the construction of plots less than 162 square meters.

Permitted building height in accordance to road width will be as per this:


Road width                                                Building Height Permitted


Less than 9 meters                                    Ground + 1 floor upto 8 meters


More than 9 meters less than 12 m       Ground + 2 floors upto 12.5 m


More than 12 m, less than 18 m             Ground + 3 floors upto 15 m


More than 18 m                                       1.5 times the road width + additional set back

First published: October 21, 2017