Getting your building plan approved in Bhubaneswar will become easier with the development authorities deciding to accept only online applications from August 1. Submission of manual applications ends on July 31 to ensure better transparency and faster service delivery in the real-estate sector.
All applications for building plan approval, renewal, addition or alteration related to any structure will have to be submitted online via electronic building plan approval automation system (e-BPAS).
The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), which had rolled out the plan on a pilot basis, is all set to implement the online service in a full-fledged manner.
From August 1, an applicant will have to visit the official website www.bdabbsr.in and click the planning and development tab and then access the building plan automation system and submit the application though a auto-guided process. The applicants can then submit the form both to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the BDA using the link.
According to the rules of the housing and urban development department, the BDA will deal with building plan applications of structures above 5,000sqft, while those below it will be handled by the BMC.
Moreover, to get the people understand the new system, the BDA will run a building plan application centre at Samanta Vihar in Chandrasekharpur. The centre will help citizens, architects and technical persons understand the online system.