*Building Plan Approvals to be Replaced With Self Declaration by Architects: DCM*

*Pragativahini News, Bengaluru*: Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar today said that the architects would soon be allowed to self declare building plans, without depending on BBMP for building plan approvals.
Speaking at an event organized by the Indian Institute of Interior Designing, he said, “People have to run from pillar to post in BBMP to obtain building approvals. We will soon issue a government order enabling authorised architects to self declare the building plan without having the need to get it approved from the BBMP.”
“The authorized architects can function the same as chartered accountants do. They can design the building within the legal provisions and self declare the same to the  BBMP. We believe that all of you will uphold the law of the land. This initiative is to prevent corruption and harassment from BBMP officials,” he explained.
Asked what dimension of sites will come under the self declaration scheme, he said he would provide all the details in a couple of days.
“The building and interior designing has been evolving. The competition for you is international now. You will need to think innovatively so that you stay relevant in your field,” he said.
“Bengaluru city is growing by the day and foreigners see India through the lens of Bengaluru. It was Kengal Hanumanthaiah who designed the iconic Vidhana Soudha, which is a gold standard for architecture,” he added.
“I wish all building designers and interior designers well. Feel free to contact me should you have any work related issues,” he said.

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