These Regulations shall be called Defence Housing Authority Construction and Development Regulations, 2007.
These regulations shall extend to the whole area controlled by the Defence Housing Authority, Lahore.
These Regulations shall come into force with effect from the date of publication in the Official Gazette and shall be read in consonance with Defence Housing Authority Projects/Joint Venture, Regulations 2004 and vice versa.
1- CHAPTER I
In these Regulations, unless there is any thing repugnant in the subject or context, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them or as the context otherwise require:
'Addition / Alteration of Building' includes the structural or other physical alteration for making any addition/deletion or other changes in a building.
'Amalgamation' means the joining of two or more adjacent plots of the same land use in accordance with these regulations.
'Approved Plan' means plan for the building or lay out plan approved by the Authority in accordance with these Regulations.
'Area' means the area of operation of the authority and/or the area shown in the Master Plan of the authority and includes any extension or modification effected therein, from time to time.
'Authority' means Defence Housing Authority Lahore.
'Basement' means the lowest story of a building partially below ground level.
'Building' means a house, out-house, flats, block of flat, latrine, privy, verandah, fixed platform, plinth, shed, hut or other roofed structure whether of masonry, brick, wood, mud, metal or other material, and any part thereof, and includes a wall (other than a boundary wall not exceeding seven feet in height and not abutting on a street) but does not include a tent or other portable and temporary shelter which does not have any foundation.
'Building / House Line' means a line beyond which the outer face of a building except boundary wall must not be projected in the direction of any street existing or proposed.
'Byelaws' means laws and regulations approved by Executive Board / Competent Authority of Defence Housing Authority Lahore.
'Clear Space / Open Space' means an area forming integral part of the plot, left open to the sky including thickness of boundary wall.
'Commercial Building' means a building or part of a building, which is used as shops, offices, business arcade, show rooms, display centers, market for sale of merchandise for retail only, building used for transaction of business or the keeping of accounts, records for similar purpose, professional service facilities, petrol pumps, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, banks, clubs run on commercial basis. Storage and service facilities incidental to the sale of merchandise shall be included under this group, except where exempted.
'Commercial Zone' means the area where the commercial buildings are located as shown in the Master Plan.
'Existing Building' means a building existing on the date of the commencement of the Town Planning.
'Flats/Apartments' means a block/blocks of buildings consisting of a number of residential units built in a horizontal or vertical manner exclusively designed for human habitation in Commercial Zone with all necessary requirements such as kitchen, lavatory, bathroom etc.
'Folding Shelter' means a structure made of steel tubes, fixed to pillars of the porch, having fabric covering which has the arrangement for its opening (extension) and closing, using gears/handles etc for parking of vehicles only.
'Master Plan' means the plan showing the lay out of the area.
'Mezzanine Floor' means floor between ground and first floor of a commercial building and having headroom not less than six feet and not more than seven feet, forming part of ground floor and having access from within the shops.
'NDC' means No Demand Certificate.
'NOC' means No Objection Certificate.
'Non-Standard Plot' means
'Nuisance' includes any act, or omission, place or thing which causes or is likely to cause injury, danger, annoyance or offence to the sense of sight, smell or hearing, or which is or may be dangerous to life or injurious to health, property and environment.
'Open Space / Clear Space' means an area forming integral part of the plot, left open to the sky including thickness of boundary wall.
'Parapet' means wall whether plain, perforated, paneled or made of steel angle irons/pipes protecting the edge of the balcony, verandah, roof of building or terrace.
'Park' means a recreational area, which may include all or any of the following facilities:
Water features like lakes, fountains, gushers etc.
Restaurants or cafeterias or food stalls.
Any other recreational facilities (out door).
'Parking Space' means an area enclosed or unenclosed covered or open sufficient in size to park vehicles in front of the commercial as well as public buildings as specified in the Master Plan or as recommended by the Authority thereafter.
'Pergola' means a structure with perforated roof consisting of cross bars in the form of reinforced concrete, wood or steel etc, of which at least 50% of roof is open to sky.
'Person' means and includes a Registered person, occupant, user, tenant and a licensee of a plot, house or building.
'Plinth' Plinth means finished floor level of the building.
'Public Building' means a building used or intended to be used either ordinarily or occasionally by the public such as offices of the Government as well as Semi Government Institutions and agencies, mosque, college, school, library, theatre for cultural activities, public concert room, public hall, club, hospital, public exhibition hall, community centers, lecture room or any other place of public assembly.
'Registered Architect / Engineer' means a qualified Architect/Engineer registered with the respective council.
'Registered Person' means a person, whether natural or legal, who is registered under the General Regulations of the Authority.
'Regulation' means the Defence Housing Authority Construction and Development Regulations and other Regulations made by the Executive Board.
'Reserved Area' means an area shown in the Master Plan as such, which may be developed/re-planned by the Authority for any purpose at any stage.
'Residential Unit' means an independent unit consisting of rooms for human habitation.
'Residential Zone' means a zone earmarked for buildings exclusively designed for human habitation and in no case shall include its use in whole or a part thereof for any other purpose e.g. commercial activities, schools, institutions, shops, offices, clinics, beauty parlors, guests houses, marriage centers, gyms, tuition centers, club activities, work shops, stores or god owns, etc. or for the purpose of political, religious and sectarian activities. It also includes parks, gardens, play grounds, sector shops and other open spaces located in the area earmarked in the residential building.
'Right Of Way (ROW)' means the area of road including shoulder/berms between two opposite boundary walls of row of houses/shops
'Sectors Shops' mean a row of shops excluding workshops, repairing shops and offices, to be constructed in single story in residential zones for business related to grocery, vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, fish and tan doors, without the provision of any open space in and around the building provided that their height does not exceed 18 feet from the road level with a provision of mezzanine floor not covering more than 3/4 of the shops space.
'Septic Tank' means a tank in which sewage is collected and decomposed before its discharge into the public/main sewer.
'Shop' means a roofed structure primarily used for the retail sale of goods.
'Shop / Offices-cum-Flats' mean provision of shops on the ground floor and basement with the facility of offices/flats on the first and second floors.
'Stores / God owns' mean a building/buildings meant for storage of material or finished goods at the ground floor provided those goods are not of inflammable or objectionable characteristics and with provision of office accommodation above but does not include any garage or residential or commercial building.
'Sun / Rain Shade' means an outer side projection from the building over a minimum height of 7 feet from the plinth level providing protection from sun/weather.
'Verandah' means a roofed gallery, terrace or other portion of a building with at least one side open to courtyard or a permanent open space.
'Ware House' means a building used for storage of commercially saleable goods at the ground floor and office accommodation above.
'Zone' means the area earmarked for a particular use only.
All expressions and definitions mentioned in other Defence Housing Authority General Regulations, 2007 shall also be treated as the part and parcel of these Regulations.
2- CHAPTER II
The Authority shall provide roads, water supply, sewerage and shall also arrange for facility of electricity through WAPDA/LESCO or any other private power generation company/agency, gas through Sui Northern Gas Private Limited and telephone through Pakistan Telecommunication Limited or any other agency/company etc. In case of violation of Regulation, the Authority reserves the right to disconnect the facilities and impose fine prescribed by the Authority from time to time, in order to discourage the recurrence of such incidents.
Registered Persons shall plan their houses keeping in view the existing services at site, as these shall not be shifted and the plot shall strictly be utilized for the same purpose for which it has been allotted and no commercial activity of any nature/kind shall be allowed in the residential area. To preserve the sanctity of planning, no deviation shall be permitted.
If any of services of the Authority are carried out of the area other than included in the Authority, the services at the defaulting premises from where the connection is drawn shall be disconnected, besides fine, which shall be imposed by the Authority
- 100 ft C 90 ft
- 75 ft C120 ft
- 35 ft C 64 ft
- 35 ft C 65 ft
There can be non-standard plots, which are created due to adjustment in Town Planning or re-planning of the area.
If the measurement of a plot on account of Town Planning is found to be increased or decreased, the allottee of such plot, in case of increase, shall be bound to pay the price of extra land determined by the Executive Board whereas in case of decrease in measurement of a plot, the allottee shall be entitled to a refund of the amount equal to the cost of such decrease based on the cost of land and development charges determined by the Authority at the time of allotment of plot.
In case a corner plot allotted to a Registered Person, ceases to be as such because of the area adjustment or the Town Planning or any other inevitable circumstance or reason, the Registered person, shall be bound to accept the refund of the additional amount deposited by him/her for the corner plot.
Existing (Per Quarter)
5 to 7 Marlas Houses
8 to 10 Marlas House
1 Kanal House
2 Kanal House
2 Marla Shops
4 Marla Shops
6 to 8 Marla Shops
32 Marla Shops
3- CHAPTER III (ERECTION AND CONSTRUCTION)
APPLICATION FOR ERECTION, ADDITION AND ALTERATION
Every person who intends to carry out building works within the area of the Authority shall comply with the requirements of these Regulations.
Authority on the prescribed form for obtaining approval from the Authority for such erection, construction, addition alteration or major renovation.
No erection, construction, addition, alteration or major renovation and demolition etc. shall be allowed without the prior approval by the Authorit
DRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTS
Application for erection, construction, addition or alteration of building shall be made to the Authority with the following documents:
Six sets of drawings and one original on tracing cloth.
Copy of Site Plan showing the north direction, boundaries of proposed plot, adjacent plot, roads and the block/sector in which the plot is located.
Copy of computerized national identity card (C.N.I.C.) and allotment/ transfer letter.
Paid challan for dues.
Undertakings required under these Regulations.
The building plan / drawings, signed by qualified architect, shall be submitted by the Registered Person to the DHA (Building Control Section), indicating the following details:-
External dimensions of the main building, with and without extended portions.
The thickness and composition of all beams/columns/lintels and other RCC components and all other supports.
Schedule of open and covered area.
Positions and dimensions of all projections beyond the walls.
Internal dimensions of all rooms.
Lay out of water supply including construction details of underground and over head water tanks.
Detail of ramp with the help of cross section.
Layout of sewerage system, proposed and existing drains, privies, kitchen, gutters and spouts and cross section of septic tanks.
Schedule of steel reinforcement of roofs, beams and lintels and other RCC elements.
Location of kitchen grease trap and screens.
The level and width of the foundations and level of the ground floor and each floor with reference to the level of the center of the road on which the front of the proposed building is to abut.
The dimensions of all rooms and positions of doors, windows and ventilators in each room of every storey.
Schedule of doors and windows indicating cill level.
Overall height of building including overhead water tank, staircase, machine room for lift (maximum up to 100 sq feet) and parapet walls etc, if any.
Cross-section of boundary wall towards road.
Details for foundations, plinth, super structure, roof, joinery, walls up to the roof level and parapet of the upper stories together with size and number of iron bars to be used in pillars, beams and slabs etc.
Assessment of electric load in the proposed building.
Site plan of the plot including width of road and key plan of layout of buildings.
Plan and elevation at the minimum scale of 1 inch = 8 ft.
Sectional drawings at the minimum scale of 1 inch = 4 ft.
A certificate from the registered engineer/architect that all components of the building have been designed by him or rechecked in case the same have been originally designed by some one other than the enlisted architect/engineer.
A structural stability certificate for residential buildings from the registered structural engineer, where as for commercial buildings signed by a qualified structure engineer with valid registration with Pakistan Engineering Council as Consulting Engineer (M.Sc. Structures) with min 5 years experience shall be submitted along with building plans of multi storey building and buildings of public assembly.
The applicant shall on demand produce all necessary details of the structural designs/calculations in order to ensure the safety of the buildings.
SCRUTINY OF DRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTS
The Authority. Shall scrutinize the drawings and documents with in 30 days.
The Authority may reject the application and return the drawing and documents, if plans are unintelligible, ambiguous or are in contravention to the Regulations, by giving reason in writing for such refusal or return.
The Authority also reserves the right of rejecting the plans or suggesting any modification which though may not contravene with the Regulations but are injurious to health, welfare, safety and comfort of the residents and their interests.
The applicant may resubmit such an application after necessary modifications, corrections and rectification/removal of observations in the drawings and documents. On resubmission it shall be deemed, as if the fresh application has been submitted and a period of 30 days for approval shall again commence from the date of resubmission.
After the 'approval', the applicant shall collect the documents in person.
Any oversight in the scrutiny of documents and drawing at the time of the approval and sanction of the building plan shall not entitle the person to violate the Regulations.
The applicant / owner shall on demand produce details of the structural designs / calculations in order to ensure the safety of buildings
ENGAGEMENT OF REGISTERED ENGINEER/ ARCHITECT ETC.
Every Registered Person, intending to carry out entirely new building work or to involve in addition, alteration or demolition, shall engage a registered engineer/architect, to supervise the work.
Architects shall be required to know the regulations, policies and procedures, in order to avoid any confusion and difficulties to the Registered Person. He shall also ensure that he keeps himself updated about any changes or modifications in the Regulations.
A certificate upon Form 2, duly signed by the architect, shall be obtained by the Registered Person and shall be submitted to the Authority for such work, which is executed under the supervision of such expert.
The Authority reserves the right of blacklisting the architects or such other person/persons whose, in opinion of the Authority, performance/attitude towards the profession is objectionable.
Plot owners in Phase-I to III are informed to undertake construction by Jan 2009, failing which non construction penalty will be imposed as under:-
Residential plots - Rs 50,000.00 per year
Commercial plot - Rs 100,000.00 per year
The person shall complete the building within a period of two years reckoned from the date of approval of the drawing by the authority, failing which the Authority may impose penalty/fine for non-completion.
The drawing shall remain valid for two years from the date of its approval.
|2 kanal plots|
20ft 9 inch
8ft 4 ½ inch
5ft 4 ½ inch
5ft 4 ½ inch
|1 kanal plots|
15ft 9 inch
5ft 4 ½ inch
5ft 4 ½ inch
5ft 4 ½ inch
|10 marlas plots|
10ft 9 inch
5ft 4 ½ inch
5ft 4 ½ inch
|7/5 marlas plots|
NOTE: Front clear space for 2 kanal plot will be 15 feet 9 inches if it lies in the row of 1kanal plots.
In case of Residential Buildings
Basement. of allowable covered area excluding porch area.
Ground floor. Refer to regulation No. 24.
First floor. If construction is envisaged on the first floor, covered area of first floor shall not exceed 75% of the total permissible area of the ground floor irrespective of the area covered at the ground floor, the second floor shall not be permitted. However for 5 and 7 marlas plot area of Ground Floor may be covered at First Floor.
2 feet wide sun / rain shade shall be permitted however the shade cannot be combined with open terrace except on front side. This shade shall not be used as, balcony, walkway and passage however concrete/brick parapet wall or railing may be allowed.
Towards front, porch roof shall be projected as cantilever maximum of 2 feet provided no construction shall be made on the extended portion.
Folding Shelter can be used to extend car porch by maximum of 6 feet from the edge of the car porch for use as sunshade for parking vehicles as per sketch annexed as annex C.
No balcony shall be made on the sides.
Maximum number of porches which may rest on boundary wall:-
Depth of car porch shall not be less then 12 feet excluding 2 feet projection, whereas maximum depth shall not exceed 18 feet excluding 2 feet projection if resting on boundary wall.
Explanation: Covering open area and pergola with fiberglass, steel structure, asbestos, cement sheet and with other similar material shall be taken as covered area.
In Case of Commercial Buildings
In Case of Sector Shop
Mezzanine floor 75%
HEIGHT OF PLINTH LEVEL ABOVE GROUND/ROAD LEVEL
The top of plinth of the buildings shall not be less than 1.5 feet from the crown of the adjoining road, in case of building without basement and 3 ft - 6 inch in case of building with basement.
Lawn level/ top of ramp and clear spaces shall be 6 inch higher than the crown of the adjoining road in order to have smooth slope of ramp. Ramp shall be made as per approved plan of the Authority
Registered Person who constructs boundary walls first shall be entitled to make 9 inch thick wall using 4½ inch of the adjoining plot, provided the layout has been got approved from the Authority. However no space from Right of Way (ROW) of road/street shall be utilized for this purpose. The boundary wall shall be considered as Common Boundary Wall and both neighbors shall have full right to use it on their respective sides/top. The maximum height of boundary wall shall be 7 feet from the crown of the adjacent road, however 2 feet high steel grill can be erected on top of the boundary wall for security purposes.
Before starting main building, boundary wall shall be got checked at ground level.
The gate of the house of the corner plot shall not be provided in the chamfered portion of the boundary wall.
DISPOSAL OF SURFACE WATER
ROOM- SIZE AND HEIGHT
The height of ceiling of living rooms in residential building shall not be less than 10 feet or more than 12 feet for ground and first floors for phases 1 to V. Minimum height of ceiling for phase VI and onward shall be 9 feet 6 inches where as maximum height shall be 12 feet.
Height of ceiling of basement shall not be less than 9 feet and more than 10 feet.
STAIRCASE MUMTEE & MACHINE ROOM FOR LIFT
BASEMENT OF RESIDENTIAL AREA
Sunken area can be extended into clear space leaving at least 2.5 feet wide clear passage.
For construction of basement minimum size 100 sq. feet is compulsory for every residential building in phase VI and onward.
VERIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION AT DIFFERENT STAGES
INSPECTION OF BUILDING
The authorized officer/staff of the Authority may inspect the premises, at any time during execution of work or after the completion without giving prior notice, to ensure the compliance of the regulations and check violations. If the Registered Person denies inspection, the authority may disconnect water supply, sewerage services and a fine may be imposed. Water supply, sewerage services shall be restored on payment of fine (if any) and restoration charges.
If on such inspection, it is found that the building works contravene to any of the regulations, the Authority shall give due notice to the Registered Person with the object of bringing the works in conformity to the approved plan or stop the work till the approval of amended/revised plan.
In the event of non-compliance, the work shall not be proceeded further and the Authority may order to demolish that much of the construction as contravenes to any of the Regulations at the cost of the person. The Authority reserves the right to disconnect or refuse any or all the services and impose fine. Water supply and sewerage services shall be restored on payment of fine (if any) and restoration charges.
If the Registered Person is dissatisfied with the notice under Regulation 35 (b), he/she can file an appeal before the Administrator within 15 days to reconsider the case, provided that work is suspended on filing of the said appeal and till the decision of such appeal. The Authority shall decide the said appeal after hearing the appellant within such period as consented or agreed upon.
If the appeal is rejected, the appellant shall be bound to rectify the violation with in such period as specified in the decision made on said appea
COMPLETION OF BUILDING
The Registered Person shall submit two copies of completion drawing, two photograph of 6 inch × 4 inch size showing front elevation of the building and 2 more for side elevation in case of corner plot along with requisite fee for issuance of completion certificate.
Completion certificate shall be issued normally, within 20 days, if no violation is observed and construction is found in accordance with the approved drawing. Date of completion shall be treated as 1.5 year from the date of approval of drawing or opening of sewer whichever is earlier.
Registered Person is bound to obtain completion certificate within 2 years of approval of drawing failing which fine shall be levied per month.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL ZONE
Basement may be constructed under verandah by leaving space on either side to accommodate under ground water tank and septic tank. The level of verandah shall be kept at the same level as that of existing building on either side, in that row.
The slope of verandah floor shall be 1 : 20, width of verandah shall be 8 feet between the wall and the outer side of verandah pillars for commercial buildings, whereas for sector shops and commercial plots having two marla areas, the clear verandah of 6 feet shall be constructed.
The person may construct one or two shops in the available frontage, more than two marla shops.
The person shall ensure the fulfillment of the following standards: -
Floor level of the shop shall be 1 ft 6 inch above the road level for shops without basements and 3 ft – 6 inch for shops with basement.
No spouts shall be fixed on the top roof for drainage of water. It shall be drained through down pipes.
Height of the ground floor excluding the roof thickness shall not be more than 16 feet if mezzanine floor is constructed and shall not be less than 12 feet without mezzanine floor whereas minimum height of first floor and second floor excluding roof thickness shall be 10 feet. Minimum height, if mezzanine floor is constructed, shall be 8 feet. Clear head room of mezzanine floor shall not be less than 7 feet.
Mezzanine floor may be allowed at ground floor only up to 70% of ground floor area excluding verandah. The approach to the mezzanine floor shall be from the ground floor shop. Area adjacent to verandah shall be kept void. No access shall be provided to mezzanine floor from the stairs leading to upper floors.
For the first and onward, the person shall make the stairs in his own space, excluding verandah.
The fascia shall be provided at the roof level of ground floor and first floor, which should be 2 feet wide to fix the hoarding etc. Sponsored hoardings are not permitted.
No steps are allowed to be constructed in the verandah to access shop or upper floor. These shall be planned within the shop.
Joining of two independent buildings /shops through inter connecting Door/ opening shall not be permitted.
2 feet projection is allowed towards road side but no construction shall be permitted on the projection.
Layout of sewerage shall show grease trap, screen, manhole, septic tank etc.
Foundation shall not be permitted to extend beyond the property line.
No ramp shall be constructed in commercial area but hard standing with a gradient of 1:300 shall be constructed sloping from road edge to property line, terminating into a masonry drain of approved designed and size, covered with steel grating to receive storm water. The drain would be linked to service sewer through septic tank. There shall be no separation between adjacent hard standings.
Obstruction of any nature, such as steps (concrete, steel, wooden) placing of flower pots, erection of any fence/ structure and storage of any item in verandah of any shop/building shall not be permitted. It shall be used as free passage only.
Basement parking in all commercial buildings having area more than 4kanals shall be compulsory.
Machine room for lift is permitted to be constructed on rooftop up to 75 sq feet but within permissible height.
Staircase (Munti) is permitted to be constructed on rooftop up to 100 sq feet but within permissible height.
PARAMETERS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED ON AREAS MORE THAN 3 KANAL
PARAMETERS FOR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Parking Space: All educational institutions shall leave 20 feet wide parking space in addition to the road space (ROW) on all the sides of their having roads. Parking shall also be provided in the basement for vehicles of the staff as approved by the Authority.
Clear Space: All educational institutions shall leave 30 feet clear space at front whereas 10 feet space at other three sides between the compound wall and the building line.
Ventilation: Each classroom should have at least two doors, one on each end for better and free ventilation. Adequate cross/forced ventilation shall be provided at opposite directions.
Lavatories: An adequate number of lavatories should be provided at each floor.
Water Points: Electric water cooler shall be provided on as required basis.
Residential Accommodation: No residential accommodation shall be built for the staff in the premises allocated for institute. However guardrooms may be constructed in the premises with the approval of the Authority.
Height of Rooms: Minimum of 12 feet clear height shall be provided for main rooms such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries etc. The clear height of these rooms may be 10 feet if air-conditioning is proposed and implemented.
Master plan: School administration shall submit a Master Plan of the use of space even if they may not be interested to construct the total area initially. The Master Plan shall clearly indicate the playing areas, which shall never be utilized for construction purposes. The assessment of such areas shall be made keeping in view the standard sizes of playground for various games.
Minimum Height: Minimum height of the educational institutions shall be restricted to 44 feet with three storeys if it is constructed in area other than residential area, whereas it shall be 30 feet with two storeys in residential area.
M.I.Rooms: A room for medical treatment shall be provided.
Note: The Authority can take any action, deemed fit and proper, in respect of any violation done by anyone. Therefore, no violation done by an person would be treated as precedent for the other.
4- CHAPTER IV (MISCELLANEOUS)
Buildings shall be planned, designed and constructed to ensure adequate fire safety to the property and inhabitants.
All Registered Persons shall be bound to provide at least one fire extinguisher in each house/building, indicating the location of the same in the proposed plan.
The thickness of all wall enclosing stair case shall be 9 inches in case of brick masonry or 4 inches of RCC.
Standard fire alarm / protection system shall be installed in all schools and other commercial buildings.
INSTALLATION / ERECTION OF SKY BOARDS
Subject to grant of permission by the Authority and payment of fee as prescribed by the Authority from time to time, sky boards can be erected on the rooftops of buildings in commercial area by the owners / tenants of the buildings only. Rooftops cannot be rented out by the owners/tenants to any other person/party for advertisement purposes.
Note: Any sky board erected beyond 54 feet shall be demolished by the Authority at the risk and cost of owner / tenant.
INSTALLATION/ERECTION OF ANTENNA/COMMUNICATION TOWER
The owner/tenant shall get the permission from the Authority prior to installation of sky boards. For the purpose of obtaining permission, the owner/tenant shall submit following documents with the application:-
Structural drawing of the sky boards
Stability certificate from a qualified structural engineer
Copy of matter to be displayed on the sky board
Affidavit that owner/tenant shall compensate damages to the persons/property of others if caused due to failure/falling of the sky boards and that the owner/tenant shall remove the sky board without any claim/charges as and when ordered by the Authority
Permission for installation/erection of sky boards shall be granted for one year. Application for renewal shall be submitted by the owner/tenant at least one month before the date of expiry of permission, failing which the board shall be removed by the Authority at the risk and cost of the owner/tenant without serving any notice.
NEON, PLASTIC, OTHER SIGN BOARDS ON SHOPS EXCEPT DEFENCE PLAZA
Subject to grant of permission by the Authority and payment of fee as prescribed by the Authority from time to time, antennas/communication towers for transmission of data/communication etc. can be installed/erected on the rooftops of buildings in commercial areas by the owner/tenants of the building only. Rooftops cannot be rented out by the owner/tenant to any other person/party for installation/erection of antenna.
The owner/tenant shall get the permission from the Authority prior to installation/erection of antenna/communication tower. For the purpose of obtaining permission, the owner/tenant shall submit following documents with the application: -
Structural drawing of the antenna.
Stability certificate from a qualified structural engineer.
Affidavit that owner/tenant shall compensate damages to the persons/property of others if caused due to failure/falling of the antenna/ communication tower and that the owner/tenant shall remove the antenna/ communication tower without any claim/charges as and when ordered by the Authority. Affidavit shall include statement that all the formalities prescribed by different agencies of the Government for installation/erection of antennas/communication tower have been completed.
Permission/Allocation of Frequency letter from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority certifying that the setup is permitted to install such an antenna/ communication tower.
Copies of requisite certificates obtained from different agencies of the Government including NOC from Headquarters Signals Lahore Corps for installation/erection of antennas/communication tower.
Permission for installation/erection of antenna/ communication tower shall be granted for one year. Application for renewal shall be submitted by the owner/tenant at least one month before the date of expiry of permission, failing which the antenna/communication tower shall be removed by the Authority at the risk and cost of the owner/tenant without serving any notice.
Red revolving/blinking light, used for warning to the aircraft etc, shall be installed and maintained at all the time. In case of failure to ensure this the Authority has the right to cancel the permission without notice and remove/demolish the antenna/communication tower immediately. Note:
Independent Antenna Tower with base on ground can be allowed for Government Organizations only and that too within their own premises and after obtaining permission from the Authority.
Any antenna/communication tower projecting beyond 94 feet height shall be demolished/removed by the Authority at the risk and cost of the owner/tenant.
CONSTRUCTIONS NOT ALLOWED
CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITAL / CLINIC
SPECIAL PROVISION FOR THE DISABLED PERSONS
Every commercial building having an area of 4500 square feet or above shall have at least one access/exit for the disabled persons, which shall be indicated with proper signage. The entrance shall be through a ramp (slope not more than 25 degrees with non-slip surface) together with stepped entry. If floor of the building is more than two steps high or the riser of steps is equal to or more than 6 inches, the ramp, thus provided, shall start in line with the lowest steps but inside the property line.
Space for parking of one car at road level near the main entrance with maximum travel distance of 20 feet to the main entrance and one in the basement parking (if provided) for every 4500 square feet of area.
Handrail shall be provided with the ramp if the numbers of steps are more than four.
The construction and erection shall be carried out on the norms of privacy of the neighbors.
Keeping in view the sanctity of the privacy of the neighbors window/cills and pardah walls of the servant’s quarters shall be kept at 7 feet from the floor.
Noise beyond the boundary limit shall not be more than 15 decibel. Proper arrangements for noise control shall be made.
Generator can only be placed within building line or on front clear space only. The generator shall not be placed in clear space.
The maximum capacity of generator shall be 25 KV. For the residential building.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESIDENTS AND SHOP OWNERS
There is positive evidence of the presence of white ants in the area of the Authority, Registered Persons are advised to carry out termite proofing.
Green belts shall always be kept lower than the road berm, failing which it shall be dozed off by the Authority without giving any notice.
Vacant plots shall not be used for marriage, parties and meetings etc, without written permission from the Authority and on payment of the prescribed charges.
Washing of cars outside the house is not permitted.
Garbage shall not be thrown in front of houses/shops/public buildings. Garbage shall be placed in basket, which shall be fixed on the boundary wall of the houses from where Authority staff shall pick up the garbage for disposal. The Authority shall provide basket on payment. Shopkeepers shall place dustbin in front of their shops and place the garbage in dustbin from where it shall be picked up under Authority arrangements.
In order to avoid inconvenience to the customers, air conditioners shall be installed at the height of 8 feet from the level of verandah and proper arrangements shall be made for drainage of water. Preferably split type of air conditions may be installed.
Wall chalking, writing on walls and pasting of posters etc. on the walls shall not be allowed
The Authority shall have the exclusive powers to develop, maintain, protect, up grade and to make policies or to take necessary measures for the proper maintenance and administration of the Graveyard, for the welfare and facility of the resident Registered Persons only.
The corpse of the Registered person, their spouses, parents, children and parents in laws if dependent can only be buried in the graveyards managed and maintained by the Authority where as in exceptional circumstances the corpse of another person may be allowed to buried with the permission of the Authority.
Building erected by or on behalf of Government or the Authority may be exempted from these regulations.
The Authority may also waive off the application of these regulations in special cases of research and new form of construction at its discretion.
POWER OF EXECUTIVE BOARD OR ITS AUTHORIZED OFFICER
By written show cause notice require the Registered Person, who is carrying out such building works to stop all work forthwith.
If such person fails to show sufficient cause to the satisfaction of the Authority why such building works or part thereof shall not be removed or altered, the Authority may take the following actions: -
Require the person who has carried out the works against the provisions of these regulations/approved building plans or order him to demolish the whole building or part thereof.
In case of failure to demolish the unauthorized works, the Authority shall demolish such works at the risk and cost of the Registered Person. In case of non-compliance, registration may be cancelled and premises may be taken over by the Authority.
CANCELLATION OF PERMISSION
If at any time, after permission to carryout building works has been granted, and the Authority is satisfied that such permission was granted in consequences of any defective title of the applicant, material misrepresentation or fraudulent statement contained in the application made or in the plan, elevations, sections or specifications of the documents submitted therewith in respect of such building, the permission may be cancelled and any work done there-under shall be deemed to have been done without permission.
The approving authority reserves the right of rejecting the plan or suggesting any modification which though may not contravene the laid down building regulation but are injurious to the interest of the community/ society.
The Executive Board is competent and has power to amend and relax these regulations from time to time, as it may deem necessary. The term amendment covers addition, deletion, substitution and modification of the regulations.
REPEAL AND SAVINGS
INCREASE IN MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FUND OF MOSQUE
The monthly charges for Mosque upkeep, repair, maintenance, beautification and other requirements for prayers in Jamia / Sector Mosques is being increased from Rs 25.00 to Rs. 50.00 per month. It is to also highlight that DHA will qadually air conditioned all the mosque.