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The Telangana Government on Thursday drafted a proposal to form the Uniform building rule in the state and is all prepared to bring multiple parameters related to building construction under the same pattern. This blueprint of rules is designed particularly for the Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Town and Village Panchayats, 2018 in order to uniform regulations in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority [CMDA] and directorate of town and country planning [DTCP]. According to an official, the State currently has different rules for both Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and Directorate of Town and Country Planning. The implementation of these rules will be common in these areas.

According to the notice uploaded on the DTCP portal, the State Government plans to design combined rules and regulations to make building procedure simple. The Government has also asked for suggestions form public on the rules that will be adapted to the National Building Code of India 2016.

The draft focuses on durability in order to minimize the chance of building collapse. Also, the draft clearly states that the construction of buildings apart from the non-highrise buildings that stand at a height up to 9m must be carried out under the supervision of the Registered Construction Engineer on Record [CER]. The CER should also issue a certificate of structural safety of construction at the time of submitting the progress report according to the predefined guidelines at different stages of construction.

The construction of all high-rise buildings that stand taller than 17.25m must be carried out under the quality inspection programme and the implementation of the same should be done under the Registered Quality Auditor on Record [QAR], who must give a certificate of quality control.

The draft framed regulations for educational institutions like school and also for the architects, engineers, structural engineers, construction engineers, quality auditors, geotechnical engineers, town planners and developers. According to the draft, buildings should not be on the located directly on the national or state highways. Also, it is important to secure structures from natural calamities like cyclonic wind damage, flooding and tsunamis.