Government to elicit feedback from architects & engineers

Government to elicit feedback from architects & engineers

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Both Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) are organizing the stakeholder consultations to elicit feedback from Architects, Engineers and Developers on the efficacy of online building plan approvals and to improve the system further.  The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is also conducting third party evaluation of the system to identify the bottlenecks in the system and to address these issues.

According to the Ministry’s release pro-active steps are being taken to implement Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) in all AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) cities. The AMRUT scheme was launched by Prime Minister in June 2015 with the focus of the urban renewal projects is to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation.

States like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have already implemented OBPAS in all the urban local bodies. Besides these states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Kerala and Rajasthan have also made considerable progress in implementing OBPAS.  The remaining States are also in process of implementing the OBPAS.