MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF DELHI
OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER (ENGG.)
TOWN HALL, CHANDNI CHOWK , DELHI
Sub: Permitting commercial use of Farm Houses for social Function.
High Court of Delhi vide its order dated 10.10.07 in W.P.C. No.
14261/2004 in the matter of Bharashtachar Virodhi Sangthan V/s Lt.
Governor and others has disposed the said matter with the observations
that they are satisfied by the guidelines proposed by Government of NCT
of Delhi for permitting use of farmhouses for organizing social
functions. In view of the said court orders the guidelines issued by
Government of NCT of Delhi is to be Strictly followed while permitting
social functions in farmhouses. A copy of the Hon’ble High Court order
along with the guidelines as placed before the court is enclosed
Encl: As above
ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER (ENGG.)
Guidelines for permitting Commercial use of Farm House for social functions
DDA is in the process of locating suitable places for auction for
private entrepreneurs to develop facilities for social functions. The
completion of arrangements are likely to take some more time. The Lt.
Governor Delhi has therefore temporarily permitted the use of certain
categories of farm houses for holding social functions such as wedding,
parties etc subject to fulfillment of the following guidelines :-
Farm house constructed as per sanctioned building plan and having
sufficient Parking space (minimum 1 acre for each 2.5 acre farm area)
inside their boundary wall may apply to the Office of the Zonal Dy.
Commissioner, MCD for holding social functions on their premises. The
parking area within the farm houses should be property demarcated with
separate Entry and Exit gates. Farm houses owners shall deploy their own
security guards to manage the parking within the premises.
No parking shall be permitted outside the farm houses on the roadside
and in the event of violations, the violators will be prosecuted in
accordance with the law.
Only such farm houses should be selected which have proper access road
from main road to the farm houses. The minimum width of the access road
to such farm house from the main road should be 60 feet. Farm houses
should not be located at a road which ends in a dead end.
For each social function, an amount of Rs. 20,000/- per event for farm
houses of 05 acres and above, and Rs. 10,000 /- per event for farm house
below 05 acres but not less than 2.05 acre would be levied by the DDA
or the MCD as the case may be Booking of Farm house (s) by MCD may be
done thorough Citizen Services Bureau (CSB)/Internet.
A committee under the Chairmanship of the Zonal Dy. Commissioner, with
the Asstt. Commissioner of Traffic Police, ACP (Sub-Division),
Divisional fire Officer, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, and a
representative of DDA in case of DDA Area Land, would scrutinize such
Permission should be given on rotational basis within the municipal
zone so that each farm house is not used for more than 120 days in a
year. Permission should be based on factors such as number of guests,
approximate number of vehicles, nature of function etc.
Farm houses shall take special precautions regarding use of noiseless
generators, use of loudspeakers, musical instruments etc., so that noise
pollution level remains within the permissible limit in conformity with
the guidelines / norms issued by CPCB/ DPCC. Similarly, use of fire
–crackers within and outside the farm houses should be within the
permissible limit and the air pollution level should not exceed the
prescribed limits stipulated by the CPCB/ DPCC.
8. No loudspeaker and bands should be permitted beyond 10.00 P.M.
9. Processions and horse-drawn carriage should not be permitted on the roads outside the farm houses.
Strict enforcement action should be taken by the concerned authorities
against those farm houses that use their premises for commercial
purposes without the permission of the DMC Committee.
Sanitary conditions should be maintained in and around Farm House
during and after the functions and in the event of violation, the
violators will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.
12. These instruction / guidelines shall remain in force till further orders and can be reviewed by the Government.
JOINT SECRETARY (UD)
Vice Chairman, DDA.
Development Commissioner, GNCTD.
Commissioner of Police.
Secretary Environment cum-Chairperson, DPCC.