DDA approves proposal for incentivising green buildings

New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority today approved a proposal for incentivising green buildings and formulate regulatory mechanism to monitor construction, operation and maintenance of rainwater harvesting structures of buildings and campuses.

For this purpose, necessary modifications in the Master Plan 2021 (MPD 2021) were also approved in a meeting of the DDA held under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at the Raj Niwas today, DDA said in a statement today.

In order to encourage such buildings to come up, incentive by way of extra ground coverage, FAR (Floor Area Ratio) will be given by the local body concerned depending upon the provisions made, it said. Maximum incentive shall be 5 per cent in case of ground coverage and FAR. These incentives shall be based on the rating criteria prescribed by the rating agencies approved by the ministry concerned of the Union government for green buildings, the DDA said.

Other decisions taken at the meeting were approval for utilisation of enhanced FAR by co-operative group housing societies as provided in the new MPD 2021. As per this relaxation, the existing cooperative group housing societies may avail additional FAR as stipulated in MPD-2021 in terms of continuation or extension of new flats but subject to structural safety certificate from competent structural engineer and proper safety certificate from Delhi Fire Services and environment clearances, besides height clearances from Delhi Urban Art Commission, the statement
said.

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