Punjab may soon become another state to adopt online approval of the building plans which are already prevalent in some of the Western and Southern states. If everything moves as per plan, the Local Bodies Department in Punjab may launch the online building plan approval system in all Municipal Corporations of the state by August 15.
The proposed building plan management system shall automate the end to end process from empanelment of architect, online documents submission, online fee payment, architect registration, building plan approval and approval to completion and occupation certificates. This is expected to speed up the process of building approval system and reduce corruption in building approvals.
Before taking a final decision, Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu would interact with the architects across Punjab in the presence of commissioners and Mayors of Municipal Corporations to sort out any confusion about the proposed online system.
A Mumbai-based firm has been selected for the development and implementation of online building plan and management system in urban local bodies of the state.