Rajasthan government has decided to re-visit the rules regarding highrise near airports. The state government has decided to put a cap on the height of highrise near airport. New rules have been drafted to check the construction of highrise in the periphery of Sanganer airport and state hanger. The new rule fixed the height slab of such buildings within a radius of 500 metres from the airport which virtually rules out any highrise within the radius of 500 metre distance of the airport. The height parameters have been fixed after the inspection of site by the civil aviation and intelligence officials who have fixed the security parameters and height of the buildings.
According to the new rule only 10 metre height of a building will be allowed in areas up to 200 metres and the height can go up to 30 metre after a distance of 450 metre to 500 metre. Beyond 500 metre, the height of the building up to 34 metre will be allowed. It may be recalled here that in February 2017, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had put a cap on the distance for constructing multi-storied buildings from the boundary wall (500 feet, about 152 metre) of Jaipur airport.
Following the state government’s direction, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will issue notification and frame the new bylaws.
As a result of new rules, three highrise buildings near the state hangar, adjoining the Jaipur International Airport, which pose a security threat to VVIPs using the airstrip, will remain sealed.