For now, DTCP will allow only three floors on affordable housing plots

Dated on: Wednesday 17th May 2023

The Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna (DDJAY) will permit buildings with no more than three floors on affordable housing plots, according to the department of town and country planning (DTCP), as the expert committee set up to look into the policy allowing the construction of stilt plus four floors has not yet turned in its report. On February 23, the state government decided to suspend the approval of fourth floors due to widespread protests by residents' groups. These groups argued that while additional floors have been built in residential areas, there has been insufficient progress in improving infrastructure such as roads, power supply, sewerage, and drainage.

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