SC permits property owners to extend property heights, units

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New Delhi, Mar 14 (UNI) The Supreme Court today allowed property owners in Delhi to raise the heights of their buildings up to 15 m as permitted by the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2021, thereby permitting all residential property owners to construct third floors.

A bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat, C K Thakker and Lokeshwar Singh Panta also permitted all plots having an area of 250 sq m to have four dwelling units.

Plots having an area of 250 to 500 sq m can now have five dwelling units, while plots of 500 to 1000 sq m can have seven dwelling units and those having an area of more than 1000 sq m can have a maximum of 10 dwelling units.

The apex court, however, made it clear that all these relaxations, given in terms of the MPD 2021 shall be subject to outcome of the petitions pending before this court and even the subsequent buyers of these residential properties shall be bound by the final judgement of this court.

The apex court is presently examining the MPD 2021.

The MCD, NDMC and DDA can now allow construction up to 15 m, while earlier the maximum permitted height was 12.5 m.

The apex court had last week directed the MCD to seal all the commercial premises which were not protected by the MPD 2021 within three months.

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