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Techno-Legal Regime

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  • Hazard Safety Cell: Office of the Divisional Commissioner has requested various line departments to nominate experienced engineers to constitute a hazard safety cell within the department. NDMC, DDA and MCD have already constituted Hazard Safety Cells within their departments.
  • Amendment in Urban Development Legislations / Regulations / Bye-laws for incorporating "multi-hazard safety" provisions: A committee constituted by MHA, headed by National Seismic Advisor, Prof. A.S. Arya, has suggested in its report to incorporate Disaster Management provisions in urban development legislations, regulations/bye-laws, by making suitable amendments in Building bye-laws, master plan etc.

    This matter was discussed in detail with the suitable level representatives of DDA, MCD, NDMC, NCRPB etc. in a meeting in which Prof. A.S. Arya (National Seismic Advisor), other Urban Legislation Experts, senior officers from Deptt. of UD, BMTPC etc explained the relevant provisions which might need to be amended and stressed the need for urgent action.
  • DDA is looking into the existing provisions and preparing text incorporating Multi Hazard Safety provisions in the Master Plan for Delhi -2021.
  • MCD has put up a draft of the new building byelaws, in which amendments as per the recommendations made by the National Expert Committee, have been incorporated.