Bihar govt effects 8-fold hike in building permit fee in urban areas

UDHD officials said that building permit fee has been substantially enhanced as it has been linked with consumer price index and it will go 10% up further from January next year

Bihar Building Permit Fee

Patna: Cost of construction of the residential premises in urban areas of the state has gone up after Bihar’s urban development and housing department (UDHD) increased the building permit charge levied by the urban local bodies (ULBs) eight times the earlier fee. The new rate has come in to effect since last month after the UDHD revised the rates.

The new rates for building permit have been notified by UDHD additional chief secretary Arunish Chawla on September 5, said director, town planning, Patna municipal corporation, Suresh Prasad Singh. Slab-wise permit fee has been notified by the government, depending up on size and confirmation (number of floors). Of the construction. Unlike property tax, building permit fee is same across all localities, irrespective of their distance from the major roads.

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As per the notification, building permit charge of the construction will be the same in Danapur, Phulwari Sharif and Khagaul as it’s in the PMC areas. The building permit charge is deemed to be deposited in the local urban body’s office before applying for approval of the building map, clarified an official of town planning division of the UDHD.

As per the new rates, building permit charge for per square metre (built up area) of two floor houses has been increased to ₹100 from the earlier fee of ₹12, notified a decade ago. Likewise, those planning to build houses in three to five floors will have to pay the fee of ₹150/ sq metre and all houses above five floors needed to pay ₹250/ sq metre. Previously notified fee was ₹12, ₹18 and ₹25 for the same shape and sizes.

The rates for building permit have also been increased in Nagar Panchayat areas. Now the building permits for two, three to five and above five floors will be charged at ₹40, ₹60 and ₹80 in the Nagar panchayat areas.

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The UDHD notification states that the permit fee has been substantially enhanced as it has been linked with the consumer price index. The permit charge will be vary 10% upwardly from January next year.

Explaining the impact of construction in lieu of increase in permit fee, Akhilesh Kumar, a builder in Khajpura area, said that the coat of seeking permit for building a two floor house on one katha plot (1361 sq feet) will be around ₹12,600, three to five floors will be around ₹18,900 and five plus floor will come around ₹25,200. “Similarly, it would cost ₹5040, ₹7,560 and 10,080 for the same configuration building in urban settlements of rural areas,” said Kumar.

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