Compound Wall and Other Requirements of Part of Building in UDCPR 2020

Mar 31, 2024

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 9 is all about the Requirements of Part of the Building as per mentioned in the UDCPR 


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities/Special Planning Authorities/ Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive/Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra.


Rule No. 9.26 Boundary/Compound Wall


i) The maximum height of the front compound wall shall be 1.5 m. above the central line of the front street. Compound wall up to 2.4 m. height may be permitted, if the top 0.9 m. is of open type construction. The maximum height of the side and rear compound wall shall be 1.5 m. above the average ground level of the particular plot.


ii) In the case of a corner plot, the height of the boundary wall shall be restricted to 0.75 m. for a length equal to the fanning of the road on the front and side of the intersection and the remaining height of 0.75 m., if required, in accordance with sub-regulation (i) above, may be of open type construction (railings).


iii) The provision of sub-regulations (i) and (ii) above shall not be applicable to boundary walls of jails.


iv) In the case of industrial buildings, electric sub-stations, transformer stations, institutional buildings like sanatoria, hospitals, industrial buildings like workshops, factories and educational buildings like schools, colleges including the hostels and other users of public utility undertakings the height up to 2.4 m. may be permitted by the Authority.


v) The gates in a compound wall shall not open on any public access/pathway/road/street and shall open entirely inside the property.


Rule No. 9.16 Stilt


A stilt with one or more levels may be permitted underneath a building. The height of the stilt floor below the soffit of the beam shall not be less than 2.4 m. At least two sides of the stilt shall be open. In the case of stack parking, a clear height of 4.50 m. shall be maintained. The open stilt portion shall not be used for any purpose other than for vehicle parking or play areas for children. However, habitable use may be allowed in part of the stilt which shall be counted in F.S.I. In the case of a stilt on the ground floor plinth of the stilt shall not be more than 15 cm. from the surrounding ground level.


Rule No. 9.17 Chimneys


Chimney, where provided, shall conform to the requirements of the Indian Standard Code of Practice for Fire Safety of Building. Provided that the Chimney shall be built at least 0.9 m. above flat roof. In the case of sloping roofs, the chimney top shall not be less than, 0.6 m. above the ridge of the roof in which the chimney penetrates.


Rule No. 9.18 Letter Box


A letter box of appropriate dimensions shall be provided on the ground floor of residential and commercial buildings.


Rule No. 9.19 Meter Room


A meter room shall be provided as per the requirement of M.S.E.D.C.L. or power supply

company as per the number of tenements/units.


Rule No. 9.21 Overhead Tanks


Every overhead water storage tank shall be maintained in a perfectly mosquito-proof condition by providing a properly fitting hinged cover and every tank more than 1.5 m. in height shall be provided with a permanently fixed iron ladder.


Rule No. 9.22 Parapet


Parapet walls and handrails provided on the edges of roof terraces, podiums, balconies, verandahs, and recreational floors shall not be less than 1.0 m. and not more than 1.2 m. in height from the finished floor level. In case of occupancies like educational, health, etc. such parapet may be permitted up to 2.00 m. height.


Rule No. 9.23 Cabin


Where cabins are provided, the size of cabins shall be 3.0 sq.m. with a minimum width of 1.0 m. The clear passages within the divided space of any floor shall not be less than 0.9 m. and the distance from the farthest space in a cabin to any exit shall not be more than 18.5 m.


Rule No. 9.24 Wells

Wells intended for the supply of water for human consumption or domestic purposes may be permitted at a suitable place in a plot.


Rule No. 9.25 Septic Tanks


Every building or group of buildings together shall be either connected to a Drainage system or be provided with a sub-soil dispersion system in the form of a septic tank of suitable size and technical specifications. Modern methods of disposal, as may be specified by Government/Government bodies such as NEERI etc. may also be permissible.


Rule No. 9.30 Architectural Projections


Architectural Projections may be allowed to the following extent.

HorizontalVertical (above building)
H/20, subject to min 0.3 m. and max 3.0 m. exclusive of side and rear marginal distance of 6.0 m. required for movement for fire fighting vehicles in case of special buildings.H / 20, subject to max. 6.0 m.


Where H = Height of building from ground level.


The owner shall submit the undertaking to the authority that, such architectural projection shall not be converted to any habitable or other purpose.


Rule No. 9.33 Service Floor


A service floor of height not exceeding 1.8 m. may be provided in a building exclusively for provision/diversion of services. Provided further that a service floor with a height exceeding 1.8 m. may be allowed in a building of medical use or in a building having a height more than 70.0 m. with the special permission of the Authority with reasons recorded in writing.


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Basements as Requirements of Part of Building in UDCPR 2020


Ramp as Requirements of Part of Building in UDCPR 2020


Balcony as Requirements of Part of Building in UDCPR 2020


Provision of Lift as Requirements of Part of Building in UDCPR 2020


Lighting and Ventilation of Room as Requirements of Part of Building in UDCPR 2020