In order to deal with the increasing parking problem in urban areas,the Haryana government has decided to implement a policy to allow stilt parking in all the licensed colonies and Change of Land Use (CLU) granted plots or areas for all purposes,having sizes of six Marlas (151.75 square meters) across the state. The policy will not be applicable to the farmhouses.
A decision to this effect has been taken as the department observed that there is increasing parking problem in urbanisable zone as well as in and around areas where permission has been granted for Change of Land Use,thus congestion,bottlenecks are created which affect overall traffic. These traffic bottlenecks create noise pollution and may endanger human lives,a Town and Country Planning Department spokesperson said.
According to the police,the stilt height measuring 2.4 mtrs below the roof beam would be allowed in case of residential plots and other CLU granted areas except industrial buildings. However,in case of industrial building the stilt height shall be allowed at 2.75 mtrs minimum and 6 mtrs maximum. This maximum height of stilt is kept in view of the height of single axle truck. An undertaking will also be obtained from the individual plot owner by the coloniser or the department that the said stilt would not be used for any purpose other than parking.
Basement below the stilt shall be allowed as per the structural requirements,planning point of view and as per requirement of the owner in case of residential and industrial plots. The roof slab of the basement should be designed for taking load of vehicles proposed to be parked on the slab under the stilt for parking. In case of industrial plots,weight of loaded truck would be taken into consideration, the spokesperson added.
The policy further elaborates that the built area required for labour welfare,within the premises,under the provisions of the Factories Act,1948 such as dispensary,dining area,canteen,lavatories and crèche shall not be counted for parking requirement. The ramps in the plots will be permitted within the zoned area depending upon the feasibility. The ramps will not be allowed for going into basement of plots having an area of less than one Kanal (500 square yards).
The TCP department had also amended the Rule 49 of the Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Rules,1965 by increasing height of residential buildings from 12 meters to 14.5 meters.