Private Land in the Hills

In a recent development, Rajasthan government has given its nod for construction on the private lands in the hills in the urban areas. The urban housing development (UHD) Department and the Directorate of Local Bodies (DLB) have jointly framed some bylaws under the new model regulations. Private Land in the Hills

The decision is being considered as a big move by the government as it will pave way for the construction of houses, resorts, hotels, etc in the hills. Reportedly there are many districts like Udaipur, Dungarpur, and Banswara where private parties own land in the hills. However, since there are no bylaws, the construction in these areas is prohibited.

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In order to allow construction in the aforementioned parts, the department got the proposal approved from UDH Minister Shrichand Kriplani and released new bylaws that would aid in reducing illegal encroachment on hills.

The local bodies will also allow construction on lands that are marked for plantation or hill conservation areas but at the same time they will be required to adhere to the bylaws.

Conditions imposed on the Construction

There are certain conditions imposed on the private parties regarding the construction. The bylaws state that only 20% of the total land can be used for construction. Most importantly, the owners will also have to develop a green belt in 50% of the land. They will be required to plant 150 trees in an area of 1 hectare. Private Land in the Hills

For the construction of G+1 buildings i.e. buildings with a ground and first floor, there has to be an approach road measuring 3 to 6 metres in width. Moving on, for G+2 building, the approach road must be 6 to 9 metres wide. Lastly, for constructing G+3 buildings of up to 15 metres height, the width of the approach road must be more than 9 metres.

Conservation of Natural Elements Private Land in the Hills

The owners will not be allowed to construct basements and no construction will be allowed in the 5-merte periphery of any river or lake. Besides, for the hill conservation areas, a 30-metre wide plantation strip will have to be reserved by the owners. Lastly, during the construction, the private land owners will have to make sure that it doesn’t block any natural sewers and also to construct water harvesting structure. Private Land in the Hills

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