Delhi Byelaws

(as on 25-04-15, Last update on January 2015)

 

Residential Plot-Plotted Housing

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Maximum  ground  coverage,  FAR,  number  of  dwelling  units  for  different  size  of residential plots shall be as per the following table:

 

Area of Plot (sq. m)

Max. Ground

Coverage %

 

FAR

 

No. of Units

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Below 32

Above 32 to 50

Above 50 to 100

Above 100 to 250

Above 250 to 750

Above 750 to 1000

Above 1000 to 1500

Above 1500 to 2250

Above 2250 to 3000

Above 3000 to3750

Above 3750

90*

90*

90*

75**

75

50

40  50

40  50

40  50

40  50

40  50

350

350

350

300**

225

150 200

120 200

120 200

120 200

120 200

120 200

3

3

4

4

6

9

9

12

15

18

21

1 Added vide S.O. 2895(E) dated 23-09-2013

2 Added vide S.O. 2894(E) dated 23-09-2013

3 Modified vide S.O. 2983(E) dated 26-11-2014

 

  1. The local body concerned shall be competent to disregard variation of upto 2% in plot size, arising from conversion of area from sq. yard to sq.m. and to grant the norms applicable to the lower category of plot size in accordance to para (ii) below.
  1. *100% ground coverage shall be eligible for regularization of construction, already existing as on 22.09.06 on payment of charges as notified.
  2. Minimum size of the residential plot shall be 32 sqm. However, in case of Government sponsored economically weaker section schemes, size could be reduced further.
  3. **100% ground coverage and 350 FAR shall be eligible for regularization of construction already existing as on 22.09.06 on payment of charges as per the notification, in respect plot size between 100 to 175sqm.
  4. Permissible FAR and Dwelling Units shall not be less than MPD-2001 norms.

Total permissible coverage and FAR in any plot shall not be less than permissible and available to largest plot in next lower category.

Exemptions to ground coverage and FAR:

  • Stilts – less than 2.4m maximum clear height used for parking
  • Basement not used as office or habitable space
  • Mumty upto 3m height
  • Lift Machine room
  • Lift shaft – to be calculated only once on ground floor
  • Open staircases – uncovered and unenclosed on 3 sides
  • 750mm wide chajja
  • Wardrobes of maximum size 0.75m(depth) x 2m(external width), except on ground floor side setback
  • Canopy 4.5m length x 2.4m width over entrance, minimum clear ht of 2.2m (for detached blocks only)
  • 900mm balcony in setbacks and courtyards such that open space is not reduced by more than 30%.
  • Pergola of maximum 3.4 sqm area, 40% void and 2.2m clear height.

 

Setbacks for plots

(Note that setbacks for usually pre-defined in plotting and the same shall be applicable irrespective of present byelaws)

S.No. Plot size (in sq.m.) Minimum Setbacks (in metre)
Front Rear Side(1) Side(2)

1

2

3

4

5

6

Below 100

Above 100 and upto 250

Above 250 and upto 500

Above 500 and upto 2000

Above 2000 and upto 10000

Above 10000

0

3

3

6

9

15

0

0

3

3

6

9

0

0

3

3

6

9

0

0

0

3

6

9

  1. a) In case the permissible coverage is not achieved with the above-mentioned setbacks in a plot, the setbacks of the preceding category may be allowed.
  1. b) In the case of construction in the future, a minimum 2m x 2m open courtyard shall be provided for in residential plots of area of 50 s to 100 sqm.

Exemptions in Setbacks:

  • The garage if constructed in the side open space shall be constructed within 6 m from the rear plot line.
  • Stilts used for parking
  • Basement used for storage, parking, equipment etc
  • 750mm wide chajja
  • Wardrobes of maximum size 0.75m(depth) x 2m(external width), except on ground floor side setback
  • Canopy 4.5m length x 2.4m width over entrance, minimum clear ht of 2.2m (for detached blocks only)
  • 900mm balcony in setbacks and courtyards such that open space is not reduced by more than 30%.
  • Pergola of maximum 3.4 sqm area, 40% void and 2.2m clear height.

 

Height:

The maximum height of the building in all plots shall be 15 metres. Maximum height of the building shall be 15m in plots without stilt parking and 17.5m in plots with stilt parking. Such residential building shall not be considered as high rise building. For purpose of fire and life safety requirements, clearance of Fire Department will be obtained by the individual plot owner.

Exemptions in height:

  • Mumty
  • Machine room
  • Architectural features upto height of 1.5m above roof
  • Barsati, equipment shed, water tank etc upto 1/3rd of roof area

 

Stilts:

If the building is constructed with stilt area of non-habitable height (less than 2.4m), used for parking, such stilt area shall not be included in FAR but would be counted towards the height of the building.

 

Parking:

Parking space shall be provided for within the residential plot as follows:

  • 2 Equivalent Car Space (ECS) in plots of size 250-300 sq.m.
  • 1 ECS for every 100 sq.m. built up area, in plots exceeding 300 sq.m., provided that, if the permissible coverage and FAR is not achieved with the above-mentioned parking norms in a plot, the parking norms of the preceding category shall be allowed.

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2 Comments

  1. Very well explained article.

    I have one query. I am living in 4 floor building with stilt parking and owner of top floor is constructing barsati with gates. He has already constructed one washroom with gate and Mumty is present for all 4 water tanks.

    My question is- Is he doing legal act as per MCD or any other laws given the following facts:
    1. Building is already around 45 feets tall including stilt parking and other 4 floors.
    2. Owner of top floor have purchased the said floor with roof rights however Seller of the plot has mentioned that other floor owners can go to terrace for water tank and other administrative tasks

    1. Hello, Assuming the current construction is legal as per local regulations (which we cannot confirm without complete information about the plot and construction), In most cases, 25% of covered area Barsati is allowed on terrace with or without toilet and kitchen. The same shall be done keeping in consideration that common services are kept accessible for other floors.

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