Now even DDA flats can have lifts for easier access

Published on by 7bighagroup

The authority has relaxed the norms for installing lifts in its residential buildings on popular demand. From now on, if a majority of flat-owners in abuilding with six to eight houses agree on putting up a lift, all they will require to do is obtain a no-objection certificate from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) or the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The residents will be responsible for its installation and maintenance. Installing an individual lift may also be possible though the residents will have to buy space from the authority. However, no fee will be levied by DDA for a common lift. So far, DDA has not installed lifts in its buildings. But residents could put it up on their own only if all the owners agreed for it. Now it will be good enough even if more than half of the flat-owners per building are ready for it. DDA agreed to relax the norms after the residents’ welfare association in Alaknanda asked for permission to put up lifts for their group housing flats. According to new rules, the residents of a building will have to obtain an NOC from DDA in case the authority still maintains the services there. If the services have already been transferred to MCD, NOC will be issued by the civic body. The beneficiaries will also have to furnish recommendations from the lift installation agency. The recommendations should include the lift location, safety aspects and technical feasibility. Besides, an NOC will be submitted only after a registered architect issues a structural stability certificate to the flat-owners.
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