Gujarat govt allows buildings to have 70 floors or more in 5 cities

New Delhi: Gujarat government has given a go-ahead for construction of buildings having 70 floors or more in Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Vadodara and Surat.

As per the rules exiting till now, only 23 floors were allowed in any building in the state.

The government will amend the Common GDCR (general development control regulations) to make way for the construction of up to 70 floors in a building, according to a report by PTI.

The new set of rules in relation to high-rises will be applicable to buildings that are 100 metres in height or more. However, a special committee will be established to approve such tall projects.

The plot size for a building having a height of 100-150 metres must be 2,500 square meters. The plot size must be at least 3,500 square meters in height is the proposed height is more than 150 metres.

A disaster management plan must be preoared for such tall buildings. Even a wind tunnel test of such buildings has been made compulsory under the new rules.