THE ANDHRA PRADESH BUILDING RULES

  • The salient features of Andhra Pradesh Building Rules are given below.
  • For details please visit the respective website – few of the links are provided after this write-up.
  • Please look out for amendments from the respective authorities as and when its published .
  • These are only guidelines . Please consult your Architect /Consultant /respective authority.

SAMPLE PLAN

For Sample plan, please click here FILE SAMPLE PLAN

Drawings are attached which are for illustration and guidance . For details on structural design and architecture please consult your Engineer /Architect

BUILDING PERMIT ORDER

For sample copy of Building Application form click here FILE PERMISSION APPLICATION

For sample copy of Building permit order click here FILE PERMIT LETTER

APPLICABILITY OF BUILDING RULES

  • Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority [APCRDA] except in Capital City Area,

  • All Metropolitan Region Development Authorities,

  • All Urban Development Authorities

  • All Municipal Corporations

  • All Municipalities

  • All Nagar Panchayat

  • Gram Panchayat areas covered in Master Plans/General Town Planning Schemes notified under Andhra Pradesh Town Planning Act,1920 and

  • Industrial Area Local Authority (IALA)/Special Economic Zone (SEZ) notified by Government.

BUILDING – DEFINITION

  • A structure constructed with any materials whatsoever for any purpose, whether used for human habitation or not, and includes:-
    • Foundation, plinth, walls, floors, chimneys, plumbing and building services, fixed platforms etc.

    • Verandahs, balconies, cornices, projections etc.

    • Parts of a building or anything affixed thereto

    • Any wall enclosing or intended to enclose any land or space, sign and outdoor display structures etc.

    • Tanks constructed or fixed for storage of chemicals or chemicals in liquid form and for storage of water, effluent, swimming pool, ponds etc.

    • All types of buildings shall be considered to be "buildings", except tents, shamianas and tarpaulin shelters erected temporarily for temporary purposes and ceremonial occasions.

TYPES OF BUILDINGS:

  • Residential Building

  • Assembly Buildings

  • Business Buildings

  • Detached building

  • Educational Buildings

  • Hazardous Buildings

  • High Rise Building

  • Industrial Buildings

  • Institutional Buildings

  • Mercantile/Commercial Building

  • Mixed use building

  • Office Building (Premises)

  • Public Building

  • Semi-detached Building

  • Storage Building

  • Unsafe Building

  • Whole Sale Building/Establishment

BUILDING HEIGHT – DEFINITION:

The vertical distance measured:

  • In the case of flat roofs from the upper level of plinth and continuance to the highest point of the building excluding parapet wall, staircase room, lift room and water tank. This shall be subject to concurrence of the A.P. State Disasters Response and Fire Services Department.

  • In case of pitched roofs up to the point where the external surface of the outer wall intersects the finished surface of the sloping roof.

  • In the case of gables facing the road, the mid- point between the eaves level and the ridge.

  • Architectural features serving no other function except that of decoration shall be excluded from the purpose of measuring heights.

  • In case of undulated terrain height can be considered as average of the corresponding formation level of the site.

DEFINITIONS:

  • Building set back :

The distance by which any building or structure shall be separated from the boundary lines of the plot.

  • Plinth Area :

Plinth area means the built up covered area measured at the floor level of the basement or of any storey.

  • Carpet area:

Means the net usable floor area of an apartment, excluding the area covered by the external walls, areas under services shafts, exclusive balcony or veranda area and exclusive open terrace area, but includes the area covered by the internal partition walls of the apartment.

  • Room Height : The vertical distance measured from the finished floor surface to the finished ceiling / slab surface

BUILDING PLAN APPROVAL – PROCEDURES - VARIOUS TYPES OF REQUESTS FOR APPROVAL

  • Development and Construction
  • Part construction
  • Reconstruction
  • Change of Use / Occupancy
  • Demolition of Existing Building

BUILDING PLAN APPROVAL – PROCEDURES - CONSTRUCTIONS NOT REQUIRING BUILDING PERMISSION

  • No Application and building permission is necessary for the following alterations, which do not otherwise violate any provisions regarding general building requirements, structural stability and fire safety requirements of these Rules.
    • Plastering and patch repairs.

    • Flooring and re-flooring.

    • Construction or re-construction of sunshade not more than 75cms, in width within one's land and not overhanging over a public street.

    • Construction or re-construction of parapet not more than 1.5m. in height as permissible under these Rules.

    • White-washing, painting etc., including erection of false ceiling in any floor at the permissible clear height provided the false ceiling in no way can be put to use as a loft etc.

    • Erection or re-erection of internal partitions provided the same are within the purview of the Rules.

    • Opening and Closing of windows, ventilators and doors not opening towards other’s properties and or public road/property.

    • Replacing fallen bricks, stones, pillars, beams etc.

    • Reconstruction of portions of buildings damaged by storm, rains, fire, earthquake or any other natural calamity to the same extent and specifications as existed prior to the damage provided the use conforms to the provisions of the Master Plan/any other sanctioned plan.

PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING BUILDING PERMISSION

  • The Application for Building Permission shall be accompanied with two copies of plans or more if prescribed by the authority.

  • Information accompanying the Application
    • location plan

    • Site plan, sub-division / layout plan

    • Building plan

    • Services plan

    • Specifications and certificate of supervision

    • Copies of ownership title and other documents as prescribed.

  • Registration documents and link documents

  • location plan, site plan, sub-division / layout plan, building plan, services

  • EC

  • plan, specifications and certificate of supervision, copies of ownership title

  • Self-Attested copies of Ownership Documents-lease-deed/sale-deed etc. giving the physical description of the plot/property.

  • An attested copy of Property Tax receipt/Vacant Land Tax receipt/NOC

  • From the Assessment Department of the concerned local authority.

  • If the site/plot falls in approved layout, the copy of the approved

  • Layout plan duly marking the site/plot.

  • For Buildings of above 10m height the following details shall be submitted:
    • Soil Test Report/Geo-technical Investigation Report issued after personal inspection by Institution/Consultant empanelled with/licensed by the local authority.

    • Structural designs and drawings prepared duly taking the soil bearing capacity into consideration and certified by qualified Structural Engineer/Consultant Firm empanelled with/licensed by the local authority. [The Structural Engineer/Consultant Firm is held responsible for defect in the design].

    • Building Plan and Application shall be invariably signed by the owner of the property, builder if any, the Architect and the Structural Engineer who designed the structure.

    • If the construction is being taken up by a builder, an attested copy of the registered agreement entered between the owner of the property and the builder shall be submitted. In case of any changes in the agreement at a later date, a copy of the same shall also be submitted to the local authority.

    • An undertaking on a Stamp Paper of Rs.100/-duly signed by the owner and builder specifying that no flat or built-up area shall be given possession to the purchaser/tenant unless they obtain the occupancy certificate from the local authority and provide all regular service connections.

    • Contractor/Builders/Developer/Owner shall submit All Risks Insurance Policy for the construction period.

  • The Sanctioning Authority may consider to grant exemption for submission of working drawing, structural drawing and soil investigation report in case
    • The height of the building is less than 10m (excluding Stilt floor).

    • It is satisfied that in the area where the proposed construction is to be taken, similar types of structure and soil investigation reports are already available on record.

    • If the local site conditions do not require any soil testing or if a soil testing indicates that no special structural design is required.

    • Structural Design Basis Report (Form No. 6) has to be submitted, duly filled in case of a small building of load bearing structure up to Ground + 2 floors.

DOCUMENTS AT SITE :

  • Documents to be kept at site

    • A copy of sanctioned plan exhibited in a conspicuous place on the property in respect of which the permission was issued.

    • A copy of the approved drawings and specifications of the building in respect of which the permission was issued.

    • A set of records of test data where tests of any materials are made to ensure conformity with the requirements, shall be kept available for inspection during the construction of the building and for such a period thereafter as required by the Authority.

CATEGORY OF THE BUILDING AND MINIMUM SIZE OF PLOT :

Category

Minimum Plot Size (Sq. m)

Cinema Theatre / Convention Center/Game/Center/ Kalyana Mandapam / Marriage hall

/ Social clubs and amenities

3000

Primary/Upper Primary School

2000

High School / Residential School

6000

Junior college

4000

Degree College

6000

Technical Educational Institution

10000

Group Development Scheme

4000

Hotel, Conference Hall

2000

MINIMUM WIDTH PROVISION FOR STAIRWAYS :

S.No.

Type of Building

Minimum width for each stairway (M)

1

Residential Non High Rise Buildings

1

2

Other Residential Buildings e.g. Apartments, Hostels, Group Housing, Guest Houses, etc.

1.25

3

Educational Buildings like Schools, Colleges

1.5

4

All other buildings including Hotels, Nursing
Homes etc.

1.5

5

Institutional Buildings like Hospitals etc.

2

6

Assembly Buildings like Auditoria, Theatres and
Cinemas

2

MINIMUM SIZES OF BUILDING COMPONENTS:

Components of Building

Min Requirement for a Dwelling Unit up to 50sq.m

Min Req for a Dwelling Unit above 50sq.m

Area (sq. m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Area (sq. m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Habitable Rooms

7.5

2.1

2.75

9.5

2.4

2.75

Kitchen

3.3

1.8

2.75

4.5

1.8

2.75

Pantry

-

-

-

3.0

1.4

2.75

Kitchen

With

Dining area

7.5

2.1

2.75

7.5

2.1

2.75

Bathroom

1.2

1.0

2.2

1.8

1.2

2.2

WC

1.0

0.9

2.2

1.2

0.9

2.2

Combined Bath & WC

1.8

1.0

2.2

2.8

1.2

2.2

Doorways (Habitable rooms)

-

0.9

2.1

-

0.9

2.1

(Kitchen, Bath, WC)

-

0.75

2.0

-

0.75

2.0

Staircases

-

1.0

-

-

1.0

-

Notes:

* Provided that the minimum clear head way under any beam shall not be less than 2.4m

* Maximum permissible height for building component mentioned above is 4.8m.

BUILDING SETBACKS AND PERMISSIBLE HEIGHTS

Sl. No.

Plot Size (in Sqm) Above Up to

Parking provision

Height (in m) Permissible Upto

Building Line or Minimum Front Setback to be left (in m)

Minimum setbacks on remaining side (in m)

Abutting Road Width

Up

to

12 m

Above 12m & up to

18m

Above 18m & up to 24 m

Above 24m & up to

30m

Above

30m

(A)

        (B)       

(C)          

(D)

(E)

(F)

(G)

(H)

(I)

(J)  

1

Less than 50

 

7

1.5

1.5

3

3

3

-

2

50-100

-

7

1.5

1.5

3

3

3

-

10

1.5

1.5

3

3

3

0.5

3

100 - 200

Stilt floor

10

1.5

1.5

3

3

3

1.0

4

200 - 300

Stilt floor

7

2

3

3

4

5

1.0

10

2

3

3

5

6

1.5

5

300 - 400

Stilt floor

7

3

4

5

6

7.5

1.5

12

3

4

5

6

7.5

2.0

6

400 - 500

Stilt floor

7

3

4

5

6

7.5

2.0

12

3

4

5

6

7.5

2.5

7

* 500 - 750

Stilt floor

 

7

3

4

5

6

7.5

2.5

12

3

4

5

6

7.5

3.0

15

3

4

5

6

7.5

3.5

8

750 - 1000

Stilt + 

One

Cellar floor

7

3

4

5

6

7.5

3.0

12

3

4

5

6

7.5

3.5

15

3

4

5

6

7.5

4.0

9

1000 -

1500

Stilt 

2

Cellar

7

3

4

5

6

7.5

3.5

12

3

4

5

6

7.5

4.0

15

3

4

5

6

7.5

5.0

 

 

floors

18**

3

4

5

6

7.5

6.0

10

1500 -

2500

Stilt + 

2 Cellar floors

7

3

4

5

6

7.5

4.0

15

3

4

5

6

7.5

5.0

18**

3

4

5

6

7.5

6.0

11

Above 2500

Stilt + 

2 or more

Cellar floors

7

3

4

5

6

7.5

5.0

15

3

4

5

6

7.5

6.0

18**

3

4

5

6

7.5

7.0

 

  • Stilt Floor meant for parking is excluded from the permissible height in the above Table. Height of stilt floor shall not be less than 2.5m. In case of parking floors where mechanical system and lift are provided, height of such parking floor shall not be less than 4.5m. Parking floors in High rise buildings are also excluded from calculation of height of building.

  • *In case of commercial buildings proposed in plots having an extent of 500-750sq.m, cellar floor for parking may be considered subject to fulfilment of the required Parking space Requirements for the proposed building as given in these Rules.

  • **Buildings of height above 15m and below 18m in Sl.Nos.9, 10 and 11 above, shall be permitted only if such plots abut minimum 12m wide roads only.

  • Other conditions:

    • The setbacks are to be left after leaving the affected area of the plot/site, if any, for road widening.

    • Where a site abuts more than one road, then the front setback should be insisted towards the bigger road width and for the remaining side or sides, the setback as at Column- (J) shall be insisted.

    • A strip of at least 1m greenery/lawn along the frontage of the site within the front setback shall be developed and maintained with greenery.

    • For Plots above 300sq.m in addition to (c) above, a minimum 1m wide continuous green planting strip in the periphery on remaining sides are required to be developed and maintained within the setback.

    • For all residential/institutional/industrial plots above 750sq.m, in addition to (c) and (d) above, 5% of the site area to be developed as organized open space and be utilized as greenery, tot lot or soft landscaping etc., and shall be provided over and above the mandatory setbacks. Such organized open space could be in more than one location and shall be of a minimum width of 3m with a minimum area of 15sq.m at each location.
    • If the strip of greenery/lawn and the organized open space (tot lot) are not maintained, 10% of additional Property Tax every year shall be imposed as penalty by the Sanctioning Authority till the condition is fulfilled.
    • In all plots 750sq.m and above, provision shall be made for earmarking an area of 3m X 3m for the purpose of setting of public utilities like distribution transformer, etc. within the owner’s site subject to mandated public safety requirements.
    • In case of plots 300 - 750sq.m, it is permitted to transfer up to 1m of setback from any one side to any other side without exceeding overall permissible plinth area. The transfer of setback from front setback is not allowed.
    • In case of plots above 750sq.m, it is permitted to transfer up to 2m of setback from any one side to any other side without exceeding overall permissible plinth area, subject to maintaining of a minimum 2.5m setback on other side and a minimum building line. The transfer of setback from front setback is not allowed.
    • For narrow plots having extent not more than 400sq.m and where the length is 4 times of the width of the plot, the setbacks on sides may be compensated in front and rear setbacks so as to ensure that the overall aggregate setbacks are maintained in the site, subject to maintaining a minimum of side setback of 1m in case of buildings of height up to 10m and minimum of 2m in case of buildings of height above 10m and up to 15m without exceeding overall permissible plinth area. (This Rule shall not be applicable for made-up plots).
    • The space between 2 blocks shall not be less than the minimum side setback of the tallest block as mentioned in Table–17 and this shall not be considered for organised open space (tot lot).
    • Where all the owners of sites along an abutting road come forward for widening of the road by undertaking preparation of a Road Development Plan which would improve circulation in the area and duly approved by the competent authority, and by leaving the area affected in the widening of such road free of cost and implement it within one year, then higher height of the corresponding widened road width would be considered for such sites.
    • Stepped type buildings or incremental type buildings may be allowed only in respect of individual residential or educational/institutional buildings and such incremental development would be considered only after a minimum time period of 5 years.

 

LIGHTING AND VENTILATION :

  • Rooms shall have for the admission of light and air, one or more openings, such as windows and ventilators, opening directly to the external air or into an open verandah.
    • The aggregate area of openings excluding doors should not be less than:
      • 1/10th of the floor area for hot dry climate
      • 1/6th of the floor area for warm humid climate
      • 1/10th of the floor area for temperate and composite climate.
      • 1/12th of the floor area for cold climate.

Green building norms like Rain water harvesting , solar power installation

CHAPTER-X-5

GREEN BUILDINGS AND SUSTAINABILITY PROVISIONS

  1. Green Buildings

(1) Modern buildings consume about 25 to 30 percent of total energy, and up to 30 percent of fresh potable water and generate approximately 40 percent of total waste.

(2) As defined by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), a green building is “one which uses less water, optimizes energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building.” 

(3) Green buildings must be environmentally responsible from siting and design to construction, maintenance, renovation and demolition. The first and most widely used ratings system internationally is the American “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) system. 

(4) The institutional frameworks for green buildings in India have developed rating systems that classify green buildings according to their performance on a number of set parameters. In India, the IGBC has adapted LEED to create LEED India and is responsible for certifying buildings under this system. At present, IGBC offers two certifications for office buildings. 

(a) LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations: For buildings where the design and operation is fully in the scope and control of owner or developer. 

(b) LEED for Core and Shell: Certifies buildings where the owners or developers do not control all aspects of design and construction, e.g. Leased spaces like malls or offices where tenants have control over internal space and may opt for additional green interiors.

(5) LEED points are awarded under five categories for a total of 100 points – 

(a) Sustainable sites, 

(b) Water efficiency, 

(c) Energy and atmosphere, 

(d) Materials and resources  

(e) Indoor environmental quality. 

There are six additional points under innovation in design and 4 for regional priority. 

(6) Buildings qualify for four levels of certification: 

(a) Certified: 40-49 points, 

(b) Silver: 50-59 points; 

(c) Gold: 60-79 points; 

(d) Platinum: 80+ points. 

(7) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has developed its own ratings system “Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment” (GRIHA).

(8) GRIHA differs from LEED mainly in that it accounts for features unique to India – for example, the use of non- or partially air conditioned buildings and puts emphasis on local and traditional construction knowledge. Therefore LEED and GRIHA ratings might not be directly comparable.

(9) In 2007, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launched the voluntary Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) that sets minimum energy standards for new commercial buildings having a connected load of 500 KW or contract demand of 600 KVA or more. 

(10) In alignment with the priorities of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, BEE has insisted on the State Governments to make the ECBC mandatory. Accordingly the Government of Andhra Pradesh while adopting the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) amended the Andhra Pradesh Building Rules, 2012 and issued the notification in G. O. Ms. No. 30 Dated: 28.01.2014. (see Annexure).

(11) Construction costs: On average, estimates show a gold certified building in India costs between 3 to 7 percent more to build, while platinum costs 12 to 18 percent more and silver only about 2 percent more. 

(12) User savings: In terms of running costs savings, green buildings save 25-35 percent on energy use on average and 30 to 85 percent on water consumption annually.

  1. Applicability and Provisions:

(1) All Buildings on various plot sizes above 300sq.m may comply with the green norms and confirm to the requirements mandatory for sanction as mentioned in this Chapter.

(2) The “Andhra Pradesh Energy Conservation Building Code (APECBC)” [Amended Andhra Pradesh Building Rules, 2012] issued in G. O. Ms. No. 30 Dated: 28.01.2014 is applicable to commercial buildings and other Non-Residential Buildings that have a plot area of more than 1000 Square Meters or built up area of 2000 Square Meters and certain categories of buildings such as Multiplexes, Hospitals, Hotels and Convention Centers irrespective of their built up area.

(3) The provisions for green buildings indicated in the table below are applicable on all plots more than 300sq. m in size:

Applicability and Provisions for various plot sizes (all use premises) for

Plot

Category

Sub- category

Applicable plot area

(Sq. m.)

           

Provisions for Residential

 

Provisions for Non-Residential

Green Building Components

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

I

 

Below 300

Nil

Nil

II

 

a

 

300 to 500

 

(1).  Water Conservation and      Management

     (a) Rain Water Harvesting     (by Recharge)

(2). Solar Energy Utilization      (b) Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating

Systems (Optional)

(4). Waste Management

 

(1). Water Conservation and   Management

    (a) Rain Water Harvesting

         (by Recharge)

(2). Solar Energy Utilization      (b) Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating

Systems

(4). Waste Management

 

b

 

500 to 1,000

 

 (1). Water Conservation and Management

     (a) Rain Water Harvesting    

(by Recharge)

     (d) Reduction of Hardscape

(2). Solar Energy Utilization      (b) Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating

Systems

(3). Energy Efficiency

    (c) Lighting of common areas by Solar Energy/LED devices

(4). Waste Management

    (a) Segregation of Waste

 

(1). Water Conservation and Management

     (a) Rain Water Harvesting

          (by Recharge)

     (d) Reduction of Hardscape (2).  Solar Energy Utilization

(a) Installation of Solar Photovoltaic  Panels

(b) Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating

Systems

(3). Energy Efficiency

(c)  Lighting of common areas by Solar Energy/LED

devices

c

 

1,000 to 3,000

(1). Water Conservation and Management

     (a) Rain Water Harvesting    

          (by Recharge)

(c)  Waste Water Recycle and Reuse

(d)  Reduction of Hardscape

(2). Solar Energy Utilization        (a) Installation of Solar Photovoltaic    Panels 

       (b) Installation of Solar Assisted Water

            Heating Systems

(3). Energy Efficiency

(b)  Energy Efficiency in HVAC systems

(c)  Lighting of common areas by Solar

(1). Water Conservation and Management

     (a) Rain Water Harvesting

(by Recharge)

(c)  Waste Water Recycle and Reuse

(d) Reduction of Hardscape

(2). Solar Energy Utilization

(a)  Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Panels

(b)  Installation of Solar Assisted Water

            Heating Systems

(3). Energy Efficiency

(b)  Energy Efficiency in HVAC systems

(c)  Lighting of common areas by Solar

 

 

III

a

 

Above

3,000

(1). Water Conservation and Management

(a)  Rain Water Harvesting

(by Recharge)

(b)  Low Water

Consumption Plumbing      Fixtures

(c)  Waste Water Recycle and Reuse

(d)  Reduction of Hardscape

(2). Solar Energy Utilization

(a)  Installation of Solar Photovoltaic      Panels

(b)  Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating

Systems

(3) Energy Efficiency

     (a) Low Energy

Consumption Lighting

Fixtures (Electrical Appliances – BEE Star and Energy Efficient

Appliances)

(1). Water Conservation and Management

(a)  Rain Water Harvesting

(by Recharge)

(b)  Low Water

Consumption Plumbing      Fixtures

(c)  Waste Water Recycle and Reuse

(d)  Reduction of Hardscape

(2). Solar Energy Utilization

(a) Installation of Solar Photovoltaic      Panels

(b) Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating

Systems

(3) Energy Efficiency

     (a) Low Energy

Consumption Lighting

Fixtures (Electrical Appliances – BEE Star and Energy Efficient

Appliances)

 

c

 

1,000 to

3,000

 

(1). Water Conservation and Management

     (a) Rain Water Harvesting    

          (by Recharge)

(e)  Waste Water Recycle and Reuse

(f)  Reduction of Hardscape

(2). Solar Energy Utilization        (a) Installation of Solar Photovoltaic    Panels 

       (b) Installation of Solar Assisted Water

            Heating Systems

(3). Energy Efficiency

(d)  Energy Efficiency in HVAC systems

(e)  Lighting of common areas by Solar

 

(1). Water Conservation and Management

     (a) Rain Water Harvesting

(by Recharge)

(e) Waste Water Recycle and Reuse

(f)  Reduction of Hardscape

(2). Solar Energy Utilization

(c)  Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Panels

(d)  Installation of Solar Assisted Water

            Heating Systems

(3). Energy Efficiency

(d)  Energy Efficiency in HVAC systems

(e)  Lighting of common areas by Solar

 

 

 

RAINWATER HARVESTING:

  • Rain water harvesting is the technique of collection and storage of rain water at surface or in sub-surface aquifers, before it is lost as surface run-off. The augmented resource can be harvested in the time of need.
  • Artificial recharge to ground water is a process by which the ground water reservoir is augmented at rate exceeding that under natural conditions of replenishment.
  • NEED:
    • To overcome the inadequacy of water to meet our demands.
    • To arrest decline in ground water levels.
    • To enhance availability of ground water at specific place and time and utilize rain water for sustainable development.
    • To increase infiltration of rain water in the subsoil which has decreased drastically in urban areas due to paving of open area
    • To improve ground water quality by dilution.
    • To increase agriculture production.
    • To improve ecology of the area by increase in vegetation cover, etc.
  • ADVANTAGES:
    • The aquifer serves as distribution system also.
    • No land is wasted for storage purpose and no population displacement is involved.
    • Ground water is not directly exposed to evaporation and pollution.
    • Storing water underground is environment friendly.
    • It increases the productivity of aquifer.
    • It reduces flood hazards.
    • Effects rise in ground water levels.
    • Mitigates the effects of drought.
    • Reduces soil erosion.
  • METHODS:
    • Urban Areas - Roof Top Rain Water /Storm runoff harvesting through
  • Recharge Pit
  • Recharge Trench
  • Tube well
  • Recharge Well
    • Rural Areas - Rain Water Harvesting through
  • Gully Plug
  • Contour Bund
  • Gabion Structure
  • Percolation tank
  • Check Dam/ Cement Plug/ Nala Bund
  • Dug well Recharge

 

 

 

ROOF TOP RAINWATER HARVESTING THROUGH RECHARGE PIT

ROOF TOP RAINWATER HARVESTING THROUGH RECHARGE TRENCH

ROOF TOP RAINWATER HARVESTING THROUGH EXISTING TUBEWELL:

RAIN WATER HARVESTING THROUGH TRENCH AND RECHARGE WELL:

RAINWATER HARVESTING FOR REQUIREMENT FOR BUILDING PERMISSION :

  • It is mandatory to construct Rain Water Harvesting Structures in all commercial, public buildings and new buildings on plots of 300sq.m and above.
  • The applicant shall submit an undertaking that he shall construct the said structures before applying for the Occupancy Certificate and shall continuously maintain the structures for the purpose for which they are meant.
  • On submission of the Completion Certificate submitted by the applicant for issue of the Occupancy Certificate, the Commissioner/Person authorized for this purpose shall inspect the site to check the construction of Rain Water Harvesting Structures as per the sanctioned Building Plans.

 

 

TABLE – 35

PROVISIONS FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING BY BUILDING TYPES

S.

No.

Category/Us

e

Area of the Plot (sq. m)

Provisions to be made

Other conditions

(A)  

(B)  

(C)  

                             (D)          

(E)  

    1

Residential Plotted Houses

 

New Proposals

200 and above

Construction of Rain Water Harvesting Structure.

Shall have emphasis on both storage and reuse.

2

Group Housing

 

New Proposals

All Plot Sizes

(i) Construction of Rain Water Harvesting Structure.

(ii)Concrete paving to be avoided and permeable materials are to be used for all open parking spaces.

Should indicate the system of Storm Water Drainage, Rain Water Harvesting Structure and Recharging well.

3

Public and Semi Public Buildings

 

All Proposals

All Plot Sizes

(i) Construction of Rain Water Harvesting Structure and storage.

(ii)Shall have Recharge Pits.

Shall have emphasis on both storage and reuse.

4

Commercial/Mixed Use

 

All Proposals

All Plot Sizes

(i)   Construction of Rain Water Harvesting Structure.

(ii)  Soft landscape provisions and open spaces with percolation pits.

(iii) Common treatment plant to be made part of the integrated development.

(i) Shall have emphasis on both storage and reuse.

(ii)Should indicate the system of Storm Water Drainage, Rain Water Harvesting Structure and Recharging well.

 

5

Industrial

 

All Proposals

All Plot Sizes

(i) Construction of Rain Water Harvesting Structure.

(ii)Soft landscape provisions and open spaces with percolation pits.

(iii)         Use of abandoned bore well for recharging of ground water.

(iv)         Common treatment plant to be made part of the integrated development.

(i) Should indicate the system of Storm Water Drainage, Rain Water Harvesting Structure and Recharging well.

(ii)Provision should be made not to inject contaminate water into recharge structures in industrial areas and care is to be taken to keep such structures away from sewer lines, septic tanks, soak pits, land fill and other sources              of contamination.

6

Other

Proposals

All Plot Sizes

Similar as above

Similar as above

Note: The number of recharge bores to be provided in different plot sizes shall be accordance with the Environmental Conditions for building and construction vide Tables 37, 38 and 39.

 

 

 

SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS:

  • Applicability:
    • In case of new buildings proposed for construction with plot area more than 1000sq.m and all public buildings, the Solar Roof Top Systems shall be installed.
    • It is compulsory to install Solar Photo Voltaic Panels for the required lighting in the common areas in the following categories.
      • Banquet Halls, Function halls, Kalyanamandapams and buildings intended for similar use.
      • Barracks of armed forces, paramilitary forces and police.
      • Functional Buildings of Railway Stations and Air Ports like waiting rooms, retiring rooms, rest rooms, and inspection bungalows and catering units.
      • Government/Semi-Government and Institutional buildings.
      • Hospitals and Nursing Homes.
      • Hostels of Schools, Colleges and Training Centers with more than 100 Students.
      • Hotels, Lodges, and Guest Houses, Group Housing with the plot area of 3000 sq. m.
      • It is mandatory to use the Solar Water Heating System in all the buildings stated above and in case of all other buildings having plot area more than 1000sq.m and all public buildings.

 

 

Category of buildings/Plot area

Area norm for Roof Top and

Capacity of Solar Photo voltaic Power plant to be installed*

All residential buildings having plot area of more than 1000 sq.mts.

Minimum 12sq.m area on roof Minimum1 Kilo Watt peak (KWp) or 5% of connected load whichever is higher.

All private Educational Institutions, Schools, Colleges, Hostels, Technical / Vocational Education Institutes, Universities etc. having connected load of 30 Kilo Watt (KW) and above.

Minimum 60sq.m area on roof Minimum 5 Kilo Watt peak (KWp) or 5% of connected load whichever is higher.

All Government Buildings and Offices, Government Colleges, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Government Educational Institutions, Universities etc. having connected load of 30 Kilo Watt (KW) and above.

Minimum 25sq.m area on roof Minimum 2 Kilo Watt peak (KWp) or 5% of connected load whichever is higher.

All private Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Industrial Establishments, commercial Establishments, Malls, Hotels, Banquet Halls and Tourism complexes having connected load.

   (i)        of 50 Kilo Watt (KW) to 1000 Kilo Watt (KW).

  (ii)        above 1000 Kilo Watt (KW).

Minimum 120sq.m on roof

   (i)        Minimum 10 Kilo Watt peak (KWp) or 5% of connected load whichever is higher.

Minimum 600sq.m on roof

   (i)        Minimum 50 Kilo Watt peak (KWp) or 5% of connected load whichever is higher.

 

DETAILS OF APPLICATION FORM :

FILE No.

ULB

ABBREVIATION

BP

ZONE

CIR

WD

 

 

 

 

 

Date

d

d

m

m

y

y

y

y

To 

The Commissioner, 

……………………………………………..(ULB)                                                                   (Use  CAPITAL LETTERS only)

A

ADDRESS OF THE AP

PLICANT

1

NAME

 

2

DOOR No. / FLAT No.

 

3

ROAD/STREET

 

4

VILLAGE  

MANDAL

 

 

5

CITY/TOWN

 

PI N

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

DISTRICT

 

7

E-MAIL

 

8

PHON E 

MOBILE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALTERNATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED SITE

1

PLOT NOs.

 

2

SANCTIONED LAYOUT NO. / LRS NO.

 

3

SURVEY VILLAGE

NO.

                                                                        

4

PREMISES / DOOR No.

 

5

ROAD/ STREET

 

6

WARD NO.  

BLOCK No.

 

 

7

LOCALITY

 

8

CIRCLE/ 

DIVISION

 

 

9

CITY/ TOWN

DISTRICT

 

 

C

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION

 

1

 SITE

AREA 

(IN SQ.

M)

(a)          AS  PER

DOCUMENTS

(b)         AS PER

SUBMITTED

PLAN

(c) ROAD

WIDENING

AREA

(d)        NET AREA

 

 

 

 

2

NO. OF FLOORS 

CELLAR

STILT

GROUND

UPPER FLOOR

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

FLOOR AR (IN SQ.M)

EA 

 

4

PARKING F ARE (IN SQ.M)

LOOR A

 

5

USE OF TH BUILDING

E

INDIVIDUAL RESIDENTIAL/GROUP HOUSING/ COMMERCIAL/

INSTITUTIONAL/ROW HOUSING/OTHERS (SPECIFY) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

                                                                   

 

 

D

DETAILS OF THE LICENSED TECHNICAL PERSONNEL:

 

SL

.N O

NAME

ADDRESS

LICENSE NO.

1

…………………………………

BUILDER / DEVELOPER/

CONSTRUCTION FIRM

 

 

2

…………………………………

ARCHITECT

 

 

3

…………………………………

ENGINEER

 

 

4

 

…………………………………

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

 

 

5

………………………………… SUPERVISOR/SURVEYOR

 

 

6

 

…………………………………

TOWN PLANNER

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

I/ we declare that I am / we are the absolute/ owner/ owners/ lessee of the land on which I/we intend to erect the Building and am / are enclosing copies of relevant document of ownership/ lease certified by Magistrate/ Notary public/ a Gazetted Officer authorized by the Commissioner in this behalf.

 I/ we have gone through the Building Regulations made under the provisions of the A.P. Building Rules and have satisfied myself/ourselves that the site and building plans are in accordance with provisions contained therein.

SL. NO.

NAME OF OWNER / LICENSED PERSONNEL

SIGNATURE

1

 

.....................................................................

OWNER / OWNERS / LESSEE / AUTHORISED AGENT

 

2

 

.....................................................................

BUILDER / DEVELOPER / CONSTRUCTION FIRM

 

3

 

.....................................................................

ARCHITECT

 

4

 

.....................................................................

ENGINEER

 

5

 

.....................................................................

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

 

6

 

.....................................................................

SUPERVISOR/SURVEYOR

 

7

 

.....................................................................

TOWN PLANNER

 

NOTE :  ALL THE ABOVE DETAILS HAVE BEEN GATHERED FROM “G.O.Ms.No.119,Dt.28-03-2017-AP” ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH PERTAINING TO THE RULES DURING CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING AND REFERENCE POINTS CAN BE TAKEN FROM THE SAME AND IN CASE OF DETAILED REFERENCES, ONE CAN GO THROUGH THE COMPLETE BUILDING RULES THROUGH THE LINK GIVEN BELOW:

https://crda.ap.gov.in/apcrdacommuni/media/apcrdadocs/developmentpromotion/Andhra%20Pradesh%20G.O.Ms.No.119,Dt.28-03-2017-AP%20Building%20Rules-2017.pdf

 

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