The three municipal corporations have simplified the process of sanctioning building plans. Giving a push to the “ease of doing business“ initiative, they have now introduced a single window clearance system for construction proposals.Earlier, the system was quite complicated and people had to get NOCs from different agencies. Now, it has been made online and there is a common application form for all approvals. Any building plan will be cleared within 30 days after submission of the application. If that doesn't happen, the proposal gets automatically sanctioned on the 31st day. The time required to get the approvals has been reduced from 213 days to 60 days and the number of procedures have been brought down to 8 from 29.
“We have added the digital signature feature and now, there is no interaction between department and the people.Everything is done online,“ Goel added. The portal was launched in April 2016 and since then all plans have been sanctioned online. “ A few more changes have been made and we have started using WhatsApp groups and other social media platforms to clear doubts of people,“ added a senior official.