GUWAHATI, Aug 6 - The Association of Architects, Assam (AAA) has welcomed the decision of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) for placing online planning permit for the new building projects.
In a statement here today, AAA president Tikendrajit Saikia expressed the hope that the new process will allow for smart, early and error-free planning permit with no scope for manual interpretation of provision of building bye-laws.
In this process, the applicants and owners or promoters of the new building projects will not have to go to the office of the GMDA to enquire about the status of their proposals submitted to the metropolitan development authority.
The applicants will now be able to check the status of their new building projects just by logging into the website of the metropolitan development authority. They will also receive sms and e-mails periodically in connection with their projects from the GMDA authority in this new initiative.
This will greatly reduce the time consumed in the building permission process, as compared to the existing system.
The Association also hoped that the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) will also introduce such a system in line with the GMDA. The AAA will extend full cooperation to both the organisations in this regard, Saikia said.