Guwahati, Jan. 17: The Assam Real Estate Industrial Development Association (Areida) has urged Dispur to amend the building bylaws of Guwahati metropolitan region as well as other urban areas of the state, alleging that the rules were operating with numerous errors.
Areida president P.K. Sharma said the current bylaws, notified in 2014, had some "serious" errors and it is imperitive that the Model Building Bye Laws 2016 published by the government of India be followed across the state.
He said the 2016 central bylaws were far improved and conducive to ease of doing business besides making housing affordable.
The state government last month notified a technical committee to revise the building bylaws of Guwahati metropolitan region and make it on a par with the Model Building Bye Laws 2016.
The committee, which has held several meetings, is of the opinion that complete amendment of the existing bylaws in accordance with the central guidelines will take some time.
"However, it has recommended immediate interim measures to correct the errors in the existing bylaws so that projects stalled due to defective regulations be cleared without further delay," Sharma said.
The additional commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation is the committee's chairman. Its members comprise representatives from the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority, GMC, Pollution Control Board Assam, State Fire Services, Assam Engineering College and the forest department, besides presidents of Areida and the Architects Association of Assam.