Building Code Haryana
(1) In this Code, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(i) “abut” in relation to a building means when it is on a street and the outer face of any of its external walls is on the street boundary;
(ii) “Act” means the respective Act of Competent Authority;
(iii) “ancillary zone” in the industrial/ commercial/ institutional plot means the building ancillary to and serving the main industrial building and includes meter-room, security room, Sewerage Treatment Plant, godown, guard room, cycle-shed, dispensary, canteen, electric substation and labour quarters for watch and ward staff but shall not include residential accommodation for supervisory staff;
(iv) “apartment” means a part of a property, intended for any type of independent use, including building having one or more rooms with enclosed spaces located on one or more floors or any part or parts thereof, to be used for residence, office or for practicing any profession or for carrying on any
occupation, trade, business or manufacturing or other uses relating to Information Technology or for such other type of independent use, as may be prescribed, with a direct exit to a public street, road or highway or to a common area leading to such street, road or highway and includes any garage or room (whether or not adjacent to the building in which such apartment is located) provided by the colonizer/ owner of such property for use by the owner of such apartment for parking any vehicle or for the residence of any person employed in such apartment, as the case may be.
(v) “applicant” means a person(s) including legal heirs who is owner(s) of the site and who applies to the Competent Authority, of his/ her intention to erect or re-erect a building under this Code and includes his/ her legal heirs;
(vi) “apparel industry” means the industrial unit primarily engaged in the design, cutting and sewing of garments from fabrics, processed leather and its variant;
(vii) “approved” means approved by the Competent Authority;
(viii) “Architect” shall mean a person registered with valid membership of the Council of Architecture, India as prescribed under the Architect Act 1972 (Please see Appendix “A”);
(ix) “Architectural Control Sheet” shall mean sheet of drawing with directions signed by the Competent Authority and kept in his office showing the measures of architectural control;
(x) “area” means area under the jurisdiction of Competent Authority;
(xi) “atrium” means a high open area or central court within multi-storeyed building, covered with transparent material at the terrace;
(xii) “authorized officer” or “officer authorized” means an officer authorized by the Competent Authority;
(xiii) “balcony” means a horizontal projection, cantilevered or otherwise, not more than 1.8 metres, including a parapet or railing to serve as a passage or sit out place, open to air at least on one side.
(xiv) “basement or cellar” means the storey of a building, which is next below the ground storey of such building or which is in any part more than half of its height below the mean level of the street or ground adjoining the building, with one or more than one levels;
(xv) “big-box retail stores” means a large retails establishments, generally two or more floors structure with roof generally flat and sell general goods as department store, or may be limited to a particular speciality or sell groceries;
(xvi) “bio-technology industry” means the industrial unit primarily engaged in research in micro-organisms and its software developments. No hardware manufacturing unit of pharmaceutical industry will be included;
(xvii) “building” means any shop, house, hut , outhouse, shed or stable whether used for the purpose of human habitation or otherwise and whether of masonry, bricks, wood, mud, thatch, metal or any other material whatever; and includes “wall” and “a well”;
(xviii) “building line” shall mean a fixed line, if any specified for a site beyond which no building shall project within that site other than balcony, canopy and compound wall;
(xix) “carpet area” shall mean the net usable area of an apartment, excluding the area covered by the external walls, areas under service shafts, exclusive balcony or verandah area and exclusive open terrace area, but includes the area covered by the internal partition walls of the apartment; Explanation.- For the purpose of this sub-Code, the expression “exclusive balcony or verandah area” means the area of the balcony or verandah, as the case may be, which is appurtenant to the net usable floor area of an apartment, meant for the exclusive use of the allottee; and “exclusive open terrace area” means the area of open terrace which is appurtenant to the net usable floor area of an apartment, meant for the exclusive use of the allottee.
(xx) “canopy”- shall mean a cantilevered projection from the face of the wall over an entrance to the building at the lintel or slab level provided that:
(a) It shall not project beyond the plot line.
(b) It shall not be lower than 2.3 metres (clear height) when measured from the ground.
(c) There shall be no structure on it and the top shall remain open to sky.
(xxi) “chimney” means the ventilating shaft/ absorber provided in the building for intake and disposal of smoke;
(xxii) “class of building” shall mean a building in one of the following categories:-
(a) Assembly building;
(b) Commercial and mercantile building;
(c) Educational building;
(d) Industrial building;
(e) Information Technology building;
(f) Inland Container Depot/ Custom bounded area;
(g) Institutional building;
(h) Mixed land-use building;
(i) Residential building;
(j) Storage building;
(a) “Assembly Building”- A building or part thereof, where groups of people (not less than 50) congregate or gather for amusement, recreation, social, religious, patriotic, civil, travel and similar purposes;
(b) “Commercial and Mercantile Building”- includes a building or complex or part thereof used as shops, stores or market for display and sale of wholesale and/ or retail goods or merchandise, including office,
Restaurant, Banquet Hall, Hotel, Motel, Resort, Dhaba, Boarding house, Guest house, Amusement Park, office establishments and service facilities incidental thereto and located in the same building;
(c) “Educational Building”- includes a building exclusively used for a school, college, training/ research institute, vocational institute & University including quarters for essential staff required to reside in the
premises, and building used as a hostel captive to such educational institution in its campus;
(d) “Industrial Building”- includes a building or part thereof wherein products or material are fabricated, assembled or processed, such as