The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), formerly known as the Madras Metropolitan Development Authority (MMDA), is the nodal planning agency of Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. CMDA is a statutory organization of the Tamil Nadu Government.
DTCP stands for Directorate of Town and Country Planning. This department looks after planning and development in urban and rural areas of the country and each state has a DTCP for the state. The planned development is carried out through approval of layouts and by regulating through building rules and zoning regulations and also approval of industrial institutions.
THE PURPOSE OF CMDA
The responsibility of CMDA is to regulate physical developments within the Chennai metropolitan area. For this purpose, CMDA has already prepared a master plan that designates the permission for the use of land in every part of the Chennai metropolitan area.
THE POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF CMDA
CMDA has a specific set of functions & responsibilities that are listed down below:
Checklist for DTCP Approval:
General application duly signed by the applicant
Copy of order (Tamil Nadu Government Gazette) declaring the multi-storeyed building area under rule 4(a) of the Multi-storeyed Building Rules, 1973
Form prescribed under rule 3(1) of Tamil Nadu District Municipalities Building, Rule, 1972 as in Appendix ‘A’ (for municipality and town panchayat areas) duly filled in
Form prescribed under rule 4(1) of Tamil Nadu Panchayat Building Rule, 1997 as in Appendix ‘B'(for panchayat area) duly filled in
Site plan in any scale between 1:400 to 1:800 which should also indicate the location of the 10% reservation for OSR.
Detailed plan, elevation, sectional details in scale not less than 1:100
Topo plan giving details within a 500-metre radius in scale not less than 1:2000
Detailed structural design report with drawings and stability certificate duly considering the seismic forces from a class I structural engineer. (Affidavit in Rs.100/- stamp paper in the prescribed format to be provided by the architect, owner and structural design engineer) (format closed)
Certificate from a Chartered Engineer / Soil mechanics Engineer as to whether the soil is having enough safe bearing capacity for the proposed height of Multi storeyed Building
Solar water-heated system as indicated in the drawing
STP Report with detailed calculations and drawings
Rainwater harvesting structures and arrangements with drawings and detailed report of RWH based on the contour of the site
Attested copy of the Documents (Sale Deed/Lease Deed/Power of Attorney)
VAO Attested FMB/Town Survey Sketch
VAO Attested – Chiita, Adangal, TSLR, ‘A’ register copy
Encumbrance Certificate for the past 13 years (in original)
NOC from Tahsildar (in original) in the prescribed format for poromboke land, land acquisition, Land Ceiling Act, 1978 and Land Reforms Act, 1961
Whether FMB Sketch, Chitta, Copy of ‘A’ register for the access road is available
Local Body resolution for all the survey numbers with specific recommendations
Planning authority resolution for all the survey numbers (in case of planning areas only)
Specific recommendations and remarks about the site suitability and access road etc. by the Regional Deputy Director in case of non-planning area or by the member secretary of the Planning Authority in case of planning areas
NOC for ELCOT (in case of IT Building)
NOC from Fire Service Department
NOC from P&T Department for Microwave tower
NOC from Civil Aviation Department
NOC from Chennai Regional Advisory Committee
NOC from Traffic Police Department
Local Planning Authority recommendation and inspection remarks (in planning areas only)
Specific recommendations and inspection remarks of the Regional Deputy Director in case of non-planning areas
Government pleader opinion about land ownership mentioning all survey numbers and area
Water supply arrangement undertaking letter
Whether the area lies in Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), if so, certificate, drawings and remarks of Member Secretary of Local Planning Authority to be attached.