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Rule 54

Note.-(1) Spaces like swimming pool, recreation hall or health club shall also be considered as recreation space for this purpose. (2) The recreation space may be provided as a single unit or as different units.

                                     CHAPTER VII 
        SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN OCCUPANCY BUILDINGS

54. Additional provisions to certain occupancy groups.— The provisions.in rules 26 to 53 shall apply 68[X XX] subject to the additional provisions or modifications contained in rules 55 to 61.

55. Group A1-Residential and Group A2.— Lodging Houses occupancy.- (1) In the case of apartment houses/flats under Group A1 Residential occupancy, approval of the District Town Planner shall be obtained for the usage of plot and lay-out of buildings with total number of dwelling units exceeding 75 units, but upto 150 units and approval of the Chief Town Planner shall be obtained for the usage of plot and lay-out of buildings with total number of dwelling units exceeding150 units:

Provided that, if the area is covered under any Town Planning Scheme, the usage of plot shall conform to the provisions contained in that scheme.

(2) In the case of group A2 Lodging Houses occupancy, approval of the District Town Planner shall be obtained for usage of plot and lay-out of buildings with total floor area exceeding @[4000] sq. metres, but upto @@[10000] sq. metres and approval of the Chief Town Planner shall be obtained for the usage of plot and lay-out of buildings with total floor area exceeding 10000 sq. metres:

Provided that, if the area is covered under any Town Planning Scheme, the usage of plot shall conform to the provisions contained in that scheme.

(3) Every floor of a flat, apartment house, lodging or rooming house, dormitory, hostel or hotel with residential accommodation exceeding 300 sq. metre of floor area with a capacity for accommodating more than 20 persons shall have not less than 2 doorways as remote from each other as practicable; such doorways shall provide access to separate exits or may open upon a common corridor, leading to separate exits in opposite directions.

(4) In the case of buildings exceeding three storeys above ground level, a certificate of approval from the Director of Fire Force or an officer authorised by him shall be obtained before the issue of the building permit.

(5) All requirements in respect of fire protection shall conform to Part IV, Fire and Life Safety, National Building Code of India, 2005 and amendment No. 3 on Part IV.

56. Group B - Educational, Group C - Medical/Hospital and Group E - Office or Business Occupancies.- (1) In the case of, -

(a) Professional Educational Institutions under Group B occupancy and all buildings under Group C occupancy, approval of the District Town Planner shall be obtained for usage of plot and lay-out of buildings with total floor area exceeding 500 sq.metres, but upto 2000 sq.metres under