Ghaziabad: In a move that could pave way for vertical expansion of residential areas, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is considering a proposal to allow multiple floors and housing units on plots measuring 90-2,000 square metre.
The GDA is likely to send a proposal in this regard to the state government. Once cleared, the city would see a rapid development in the real estate sector in time to come.
“We recently discussed the matter with state government officials. Now the proposal is about to be completed and soon and it will be sent to the government for approval,” Santosh Kumar Yadav, vice-chairman, GDA, told the Hindustan Times.
According to the officials of the town planning departments, three floors can be permitted over which a maximum of 12 housing units would be allowed to be constructed.
The move will pave way of a massive housing development in areas such as Raj Nagar Extention, Indirapuram Extention, Koyal Encalve, Madhuban-Bapusham.
The authority has already sent a proposal to the government, seeking its nod for some relacations in building by-laws.
GDA has proposed relaxations for the private developers, who would be roped in to construct low-cost housing units raning from 5 to 10lakh in Ghaziabad.
However, developing civic infrastructure will be a major concern for the authority as such a large-scale housing development would put extra burden on water, sewer lines and roads.
A similar development was seen in Sahibabad, where thousands of flats were constructed in violation of building norms, putting burden on civic infrastructure.