Smart building plan coming soon in Bhubaneswar

Smart building plan coming soon in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has recently started focussing on bringing in reforms into its existing planning and building rules. This will pave the way for organised growth of both commercial and residential buildings that will have the required safety features and amenities.

The move will involve all stakeholders such as developers, architects, planners, archaeologists, government agencies associated with urban development and officials of BDA and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Official sources said the new regulation will include how to ensure structural and fire safety, making provisions for differently-abled persons and children and conservation of heritage while planning and giving approval to the applications. BDA sources said the new regulations will be incorporated in BDA (planning and standard) regulations, 2008.

A draft has been prepared and after taking suggestions from the stakeholders, the new rules will be incorporated. It will then be on public domain to seek the opinion of people. ???The final draft then will be prepared and sent to the government for approval,??? said BDA planning member Sudhiranjan Mohanty. ???There are a lot of challenges in redesigning the city after it was accorded the Smart City status. We need to have multi-pronged approach so that the plan can be futuristic,??? Mohanty added.

Source : Urbannewsdigest

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