The Noida authority has begun implementing ‘building safety tips’ for group housing buildings to make sure residents’ safety from April 1. Underneath the new tips, if a developer applies for an occupancy certificates earlier than permitting residence house owners to maneuver in, they have to acquire a safety certificates from specialists appointed by the Noida authority.
On November 30, 2022, the authority’s 207th board authorised these new tips and determined to place them into effect on April 1, 2023.
“We’ll solely approve an occupancy certificates (OC) for a new building if the developer follows the established tips. The developer should rent an knowledgeable to conduct safety audits on the building’s structure after which subject a certificates. With out that certificates, we won’t subject OC to buildings to make sure the safety of residence house owners,” mentioned Ishtiyaq Ahmed, the Noida authority’s chief architect and city planner.
The authority will start accepting new OC purposes from builders on Monday beneath the new tips.
“The structure audit certificates is now required, in contrast to up to now when the authority would settle for purposes with out this certificates,” Ahmed added.
The authority has appointed Delhi Technical College, IIT Kanpur, MNIT Allahabad, BITS Pilani, AMU Aligarh, MNIT Jaipur, and CBRI Roorkee as knowledgeable companies to subject safety certificates for the housing tower constructions.
In keeping with the policy, the developer is chargeable for this audit for the primary 5 years, after which the accountability shifts to the residence house owners’ associations.
In the meantime, OC purposes submitted earlier than March 31, 2023, will probably be accomplished per the previous guidelines, mentioned officers acquainted with the matter.
“The present policy gives only some structural audit establishments as an possibility. Nonetheless, we request that every one IITs be empanelled because of the huge workload. Moreover, the building whose plans have already been authorised ought to be given ultimate approval by the identical company that carried out the structural audit within the first place. Moreover, if an objection is raised sooner or later and a structural defect is found, it’s apparent that the developer will right the issue and bear the associated fee. Nonetheless, if there isn’t any defect or minor defect, the developer shouldn’t be held accountable for the audit charges. As a substitute, the associated fee ought to be borne by the resident welfare affiliation or the complainant. A structural engineer or a consultant from the developer must also be included on this audit committee,” mentioned Manoj Gaur, President of Credai (Confederation of Actual Property Builders’ Associations of India) NCR (Nationwide Capital Area).