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car parking lot normsThe Delhi High Court today allowed civic authorities here to modify the parking lot norms for large plot owners in the national capital.

A bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice S Mridul asked the authorities to undertake the exercise as expeditiously as possible in accordance with law.

The order was passed while disposing of a PIL against the alleged “illegal clearance” given to sanction plans by civic bodies, allowing reconstruction of the existing houses into multi-storey residential units without the mandatory stilt parking lots.

The PIL, by residents of Jor Bagh in Delhi, also alleged that the relaxation was only being offered to the rich owners of huge plots.

They had also claimed that the civic bodies were flouting the norms laid down under Delhi Master Plan-2021.

Disposing of the PIL, the bench made it clear that any policy on parking lot norms will ensure that vehicles are not parked outside the property.

The court allowed the municipal bodies to modify their existing parking lot norms, as per which any construction on plots measuring between 100-1000 square meters are required to mandatorily build stilt parking.

For plots which are over 1000 square meters, there is no requirement for building stilts for parking, which has to be provided within the property, as per the existing norms.

The court said the existing norms would remain in force till the same are modified by the authorities in accordance with law.

(Source: PTI)

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