Building plan approval to go online in B’lore

Building plan approval to go online in B’lore

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This year’s Fools Day will bring something to cheer about for Bangaloreans! As the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to simplify the building plan approval process and bring in greater transparency, from April 1 building plan approval system will go online. With the entire process going online from next month, citizens need not visit the civic body’s offices anymore.

New online building plan approval system allows applicants to apply from anywhere, upload the scanned documents and drawings and pay the requisite fees without going to civic body’s office. On receipt of the application, the BBMP will verify the proposal and documents before granting approval. The entire process will take 30 days.

There will also be a provision in the system through which applicants can monitor the progress of their applications online. They will also receive timely SMS / email during the process. Once approved, citizens can download or print the approved plan and licence.

Through this system, citizens can apply for the Commencement Certificate (CC) and Occupation Certificate online. After erecting columns, citizens must apply for the CC before proceeding with construction above the ground level. After completion of construction, they must apply for OC before occupying the building.

The new system will be applicable for sites that are bigger than 60×40 square feet. For smaller sites, the architect will have to apply for self certification while stating that bye-laws and zoning regulations have not been violated.