DDA allows exemptions for setting up medical oxygen plants at hospitals

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DDA allows exemptions for setting up medical oxygen plants at hospitals

The hospitals would be required to obtain fire safety clearance, PESO and other mandatory clearances

DDA allows exemptions for setting up medical oxygen plants at hospitals

New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Tuesday approved modifications in the Unified Building Byelaws 2016 which allowed exemptions from notice and building permits for setting up medical oxygen plants at the hospitals. But there will be certain conditions for it, officials said.

The decision was taken in a meeting of DDA conducted under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. Many other proposals were also cleared by the DDA.

The DDA in its release said that the decision to allow setting up of medical oxygen infrastructure was taken to help the hospitals in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The modification in the byelaws will facilitate oxygen-related infrastructure including PSA plants and liquid medical oxygen plants to be exempted from FAR and ground coverage within the open areas of the hospital premises.

However, the hospitals would be required to obtain fire safety clearance, PESO and other mandatory clearances which are applicable.

The DDA stated that the decision will help in strengthening the infrastructure at the hospitals in Delhi and also reduce the reliance on the other states for medical oxygen requirements.

As per the officials, it was decided in the meeting to allow the DDA to develop sanctioned building plans for its situ slum rehabilitation projects under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). This would be done in the denotified areas.

Moreover, a proposal for utilising group housing plots for construction of small-size dwelling units, with area not exceeding 60 sqm, for making affordable houses was also approved by the DDA.

The authority also approved a proposal to to do modifications in the Master Plan of Delhi 2021 related to the developmental control over unauthorised colonies for final notification by the Ministry of Housing and Urban.