BIS Issues New Building Regulations

  • The Bureau of Indian Standards has issued ‘Standardized Development and Building Regulations, 2023.
  • It is aligned with the National Building Code of India 2016 (NBC 2016).
  • Aimed at ensuring safety, accessibility, and sustainability in construction.
  • To streamline structuring and detailing of the development and building regulations of the States/UTs, and local bodies.
  • It addresses elements such as EV Charging Stations, Wind Electricity Generators, Transferable Development Rights, Transit Oriented Development, High-Security Areas, and Retirement Homes.

Key Stakeholders:

  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Town and Country Planning Organization (TCPO) under MoHUA.
  • State and Union Territory Governments;
  • Local Bodies (LBs), both urban and rural;
  • Development Authorities (DAs);
  • Cantonment Boards and Port Trusts;
  • Zila and Gram Panchayats
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