Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rajasthan govt puts cap on height of high-rises near the airport

Jaipur: In a bid to check the construction of high-rises in the periphery of Sanganer airport and state hanger, the government has fixed the height slab of such buildings within a radius of 500 metres from the airport.
The 500 metre distance has been fixed after considering state hanger as a centre point. Following the state government’s direction, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will issue notification and frame the new bylaws. The building permission in the surrounding area will be provided as per the norms which will be fixed.
An official said, while only 10 metre height of a building will be allowed in areas up to 200 metres, it will be 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.
A senior official at JDA informed, “Civil aviation and intelligence officials inspected the site to fix security parameters and height of the buildings. The new rules will be framed following their recommendations,” he said.
Sources in the department claimed, “Three high-rise buildings near the state hangar, adjoining the Jaipur International Airport, which pose a security threat to VVIPs using the airstrip, will remain sealed.”
The construction of high-rise buildings near the Jaipur airport was halted after objections were raised by chief minister Vasundhara Raje claiming them to be a 'security threat'.
14/03/18 Times of India