Stringent building code enforced

New code prohibits unauthorised technicians from designing buildings

Dhangadhi, October 29

Dhangadhi  municipal council has made it mandatory to have at least five dhur land  for constructing a house in the sub-metropolitan city.

The municipal council has decided it would not approve applications for constructing houses in less than five dhur land. It also said that houses constructed without following the building code would be deprived of basic facilities such as drinking water, electricity and telephone, among others.

Similarly, the building code states that all houses to be built in the municipality should be linked by a six meter wide road.

The building code was introduced in line with the Urban Settlement Development  Project 2072 BS, said  Executive Officer Ram Lal Shrestha.

As per the basic guideline, the  house owners are required to submit the report of the completion of  their houses. Similarly, the buildings, which do not meet the criteria set by the building code, cannot be leased  for commercial purposes. The code says that the authorities can demolish houses which do not meet the set criteria.

Likewise, the new code prohibits unauthorised technicians from designing buildings. The width of the main road for residential  plots must be 8 metre.