By developing colour-coded maps in a bid to give fillip to urban
growth.The government is easing norms for granting construction
permits around airports and monuments.
To build projects around the country’s airports,Developers have
to get permits from Airport Authority of India (AII) in New
Delhi “It took a hell lot of time,” said spokesman, Aishwar
Rao. “At AII, the process of clearing such applications is
“AII has come out with colour-coded zonal map,” said Mr. Rao.
“The airspaces used by jetliners for landings and take offs
are highlighted in the map. No construction will be allowed in
such spaces.” Construction would be allowed in those areas
that fall out of “colour coded” zones, he said.
“Developers don’t have to come all the way to Delhi to get
building height clearances among others. The government will
soon empower urban local bodies to follow the colour-coded
zonal maps and authorise real estate development accordingly,”
Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday chaired a
high-level meeting on the issue in which Defence Minister
Manohar Parrikar, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju,
Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash
Javdekar and Minister of Tourism and Culture Mahesh Sharma
were present. Mr. Naidu urged other ministries to simplify the
authorisation of construction permits around airports and
other ecologically or culturally sensitive areas.
Jaipur International Airport is the first one to develop
a colour-coded map. All the other civilian airports across
India, including 28 defence airports that are being used for
civilian purposes, will have their maps ready by DECEMBER
Ministry of Civil Aviation has also commissioned “improved
version” of online NOCAS (No Objection Certificate
Application System) to help applicants calculate permissible
heights in airport zones.Similarly, the Ministry of Culture
in collaboration with ISRO is developing colour-coded maps
for 281 monuments that fall in construction zones.
Ministry of Culture has launched a mobile app that enables
online approvals for construction around monuments in just
72 hours. “Our goal is to give momentum to the urban growth,”