235 A. Building Rules

  1. The Government may make rules, -
    1. for the regulation or restriction of the use of sites for the construction of building;
    2. for the regulation and restriction of building construction.
  2. Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by clause (a) of subsection (1), rules made under that clause may provide that -
    1. no unhealthy or dangerous site shall be used for building construction;
    2. no site shall be used for the construction of a building intended for public worship, if the construction thereon will wound the religious feelings of any class or persons.
  3. Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by clause (b) of sub section (1), rules made under that clause may provide for the following matters namely: -
    1. information and plans to be submitted along with the application for permission to construct a building;
    2. height of buildings irrespective of or relative to the width of streets;
    3. ground level and width of foundation of the ground floor and stability of structure;
    4. number of storeys and height of the building and the height of rooms;
    5. provisions for sufficient open space inside or outside and adequate means of ventilation;
    6. provision for exit in case of fire;
    7. provisions for secondary means of access for the removal of filth;
    8. materials and methods of construction of external and partition walls, roofs and floors; (i) place, materials and methods of construction of hearths, smoke escapes, chimneys, staircases, latrines, drains and cess pools;
    9. paving yards; and
    10. restrictions on the use of inflammable materials in the building.