The Noida Authority on October 1 started a process to examine maps of residential and industrial properties up to 1,000 square metres online. Officials said if the plan succeeds, they might extend online approval system to all categories.
The officials said approval of property maps account for almost 80% of the requests they receive daily. The Authority daily receives around four-five maps of residential property. In 2017, about 1,000 maps had been approved in the categories.
As part of the online approval process, a window for the Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) has been created on the Authority’s website. An applicant will need to create a username for uploading the map and the documents supporting it.
“Currently, we are starting with the online map approval for residential and industrial properties up to 1,000 square metres. Within three months, we will extend this facility to all other categories,” chief architect and town planner SC Gaur said.
The other property types that may soon come under online approval system include commercial, industrial properties over 1,000 square metres, group housing, institutional and properties in rural areas.
With the approval process now going online, Authority officials expect to do away with “human intervention” and allegations of corruption while examining maps. In the aftermath of the recent Shahberi building collapse, which claimed nine lives, it had been revealed that most buildings had either not been approved or had violated building bylaws.
Once an applicant has uploaded the map and documents on the website, he will be intimated online. “If there is any observation or objection on any of the aspects of the map, the same will be intimated via e-mail. Further, the amount required to be submitted for the process can also be deposited via the payment gateway system,” Gaur said.
In case an applicant wants to make changes to the map and re-submit the form after working on the observations or objections put up by the Authority, it can be done online without paying any extra fees within 21 days of the first submission.
Economic Times, Delhi/NCR