Urban development officials have started accepting applications for regularization of illegal structures under the new impact fee rule.


The state government of Ahmedabad had announced the new impact fee policy on October 17. 

The state urban development department has clarified that applications will be rejected from Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) and health department which are without a no-objection certificate.

Uzder the new impact fee rule, the urban development officials have started accepting applications for regularization of illegal constructions which comes with a rider.

According to the reports, the state government accentuated the prescribed provisions in Fire Prevention and Life Safety Regulations 2016, Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, the rules laid out.

The residential buildings (taller than 15 meters) and all commercial buildings will have to take NOCs from RERA, AFES and the health department, to ensure that the buildings have fire exits while applying for regularization, and have sufficient space to operate with installed fire equipments, said Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). 

Although, there is no clarity regarding the NOC from the health department as to which health department will issue the NOC.

While the AMC has its own health department, the areas such as Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority or Gandhinagar Urban Development Authority which comes under urban development authorities don’t have health departments, where the health-related matters are managed by the panchayats.

An AMC official said that the state government has started accepting applications for regularization of illegal constructions, but the investigation is remaining due to uncertainty, and any clarity will come up only after the assembly poll.

Officials of RERA and health department have been asked to make sure that no pending RERA related issues are left over and hospitals or clinics pursue the Clinical Establishments Act.