Bye Laws

Re - erection of Building in the Allahabad Cantonment

  1. Every person inteding to erect of re-erect a building shall apply for sanction by giving notice in writing to the Executive Officer under senction 235 of the Cantonments Act, 1924, in Form "A" appended to these byelaws, and shall at the same time submit duly signed by himself or by his agent, the following.

    1. A site plan, in triplicate, of the land on which it is intended to erect of re-erect the building.

    2. A plan in triplicate, of the buildng which it is proposed to erect or re-erect together with a plan of the existing buildings, if any, showing all chabutras, and chajjas existing thereon and : and

    3. Specifications in duplicate in From "B" appended to these byelaws.

  2. (i) The plans, one copyt of which shall be prepared on tracing cloth and the other two in blue print shall be drawn to a scale of not less than eight feet to an inch. The scale used shall be marked on the plan and the position of the north point relating to the site plan of the building shall also be clearly indicated. All plans shall be signed by the applicant or is agent. They shall also show all details necessary to enable the Cantonment Board to judge as to the suitability of the proposed building. In particular, the following shall be clearly shown on the plan;

    1. The position of the proposed building, relative to the streets of lanes on which it abuts and to the adjoining buildings, properties or unoccupied lands the names of the owners of the adjoining buildings or other properties together with the number of the "Mahal" 'Block and Chuck' and the breadth of all adjoining streets or lanes where the breadth of the adjoining streets or lanes is not uniform the narrowest width shall also be shown;

    2. Gutters and down supouts;

    3. The position of, and full stuructural details regarding all wells, drains, latrines and other sanitary conveniences.

    4. The internal diameter and distance from the nearest privy, uroma;. cess-pool or dust bin of all wells proposed to be erected.

    (ii) The plans shall show inter alia the following :

    1. The ground floor of the building,

    2. The first and each additional floor,

    3. The elevation of the building on the main frontage line.

    4. At least on cross-section of the building including he streets on which it abuts, showing the correct levels of court-yard and open spaces drains, streets lowest floor and plinth of the building.

    5. The size of the windows, doors and ventilation openings for every room in the building.

    6. The materials to be used for external walls party walls, foundations, roofs, ceilings floors, bathrooms, latrines, drains and wells.

    7. The means or access to service privies.

    8. The purpose for which it is intended to use the building and.

    9. The levels and width of foundation and the level of the lowest floor or plinth with reference to the level of adjacent roads or street.

    (iii) All new work shall be indicated on the plans by a distinctive colour and a key to the colours used shall be given on he plan. All exiting/features shall be shown in black roads in brown,

    Nallas and ravines in blue; proposed new features in red and any proposed demolitions in green.

    3. No building shall be erected or re-erected for the purpose of a bank, shop, hotel, factory, school, hospital or workshop on any residential bungalow site in the new cantonment, which is outside the notified bazaar areas.

    4. No bungalow shall be erected on the site of less than three fourth of an acre and the distance of the building from the street shall confirm to the general line of the building on that street and the usually at least a hundred feet from the center of the road. No latrine except those worked by flush system or by septic tanks shall be allowed in any bungalow, All septic tank latrines shall be constructed on sites and in accordance with plans approved by the cantonment board.

    1. (a) Every room intended for or used for human habitation shall have a superficial area of at least 120 square feet excluding the stair-case, if any, and a minimum width of ten feet and shall have at least one door and one window opening directly into the external air or capable of being completely opened, shall be not less than lone tenth of the floor of the room

    Provided that in the case of (a) shall holding, where the enforcement of this bye-law is not practicable lowing to lack of space, the cantonment board may sanction the construction of room of which the superficial lire is not less than eighty square feet.

    (b) Every room in a building intended for human habitation, other than a loft in the roof, shall have a uniform height of at least nine feet and every loft in a roof shall have a height of at least six feet from the floor to the ceiling.

    (6) The foundation of any new building shall not be constructed on any site, which has been filled up with or has been used for the deposit of filth, rubbish or other offensive matter until the same has been thoroughly cleaned and placed in a sanitary condition to the satisfaction of the cantonment board.

    (7) The board may free time-to-time, fix a fee of foes for the supply of plane of specifications of the type of buildings approved by the board.

    (8) No mosque, temple, church or other sacred or religious buildings shall be elected: -

    (a ) unless the frontage is at least fifteen feet from the center of the street on which it abuts

    (b)unless it is situated at a distance of not less than a hundred yards from any other sacred or religious building; and the local civil authorities have been consulted  regarding the suitability of the proposed situation.

    9.         in any street the width of which is less than fifty food the extension of building beyond the general line of exiting buildings irrespective of whether there are platforms or not shall not be permitted.

        Provided that this byelaw will not apply to the streets within the notified bazaar.

    10.     where a building is to be erected wholly or in part for human habitation not more that one third of the total area of the site shall be built over if the area of the site exceeds 900 square feet and not more than half of the site shall be built over if the area of the site is 900 square feet or less.


    Provide that in calculating the area rooms opening directly on to a street and obtaining light and ventilation there from shall be excluded .

    11.     the main building shall ordinarily be erected in the center of the site and the frontage of the building shall not be less than fifteen feet from the front limit of the site.

    12.     a clear space of at least ten feet shall be kept open on either side of the building from the side limit of the site .the clear space at the rear shall not be less than 24 feet from the opposite edge of the road street or lane or from the rear limit line of any building site whichever is applicable .in no case shall the height of a building be more than the open space between it and the building in front or behind .

    13.     no out houses other than a kitchen shall be erected be re erected within fifteen feet of the main building .

    14.     no building or extension of a building shall be allowed in any open land or compound which in the opinion of the cantonment board would interfere with the free circulation of air or deprive the public of a long area in the locality .

    15.     the ahatas or compounds where more than four houses or quarters are built the following conditions shall be observed :-

    (a)        there shall not be more than fifty family houses or quarters to be acre in any such  area.

    (b)        In addition to the open area prescribed in bye law 10 a further open area equal to one sixth of the total area of the site shall be left open inclusive of passages .

    (c)        After every group of four contiguous buildings there shall be provided a lane or open space of at least ten feet.


    16.     no balcony verandah or chhajja or other projection shall be allowed to project from any upper storey of a building over a street which has a width of less then twenty feet at any point of the building in measuring the street ,the width shall be taken to be the shortest distance between the front of the house and that of the house on the opposite side of the street .


    17.     no projection , such as is described in the proceeding bye law shall exceed three feet in width except over a street exceeding thirty three feet in width at every point of the building concerned .


    18.     the outer covering   of all roofs shall be made of tiles iron sheets or other non-inflammable materials.


    19.     where an upper storey is proposed to be constructed the ground floor walls shall be constructed of pucca brick and sja; not be less than 15 inches thick in lime or twenty inches in clay . in the case of single storey building the walls shall not be less than fifteen inches thick in lime or clay . partition  walls on which the weight of a roof does not rest ,may be permitted ten inches thick in lime or clay.


    20.     house drains through which waste sullage water is likely to pass shall be made of cement concrete or earthenware glaed pipes and connected to sullage water receptacles which are to be provided as may be directed by the cantonment board.


    21.     all buildings sall be provided with iron gutters and down spouts to take off rain water from the roof chhajja or other projections gutters and down spouts shall besecurely fixed and letter shall discharge into the surface drains by  an elbow piece the bed of drain by an elbow piece the piece being not more than one food above the level of the bed of drain  and discharging in the direction of the flow thereof .


    22.     every room intended or used for human inhabitation shall have at least two ventilators of a superficial area of not less than twelve square feet each and communicating directly with the external air or opening into a verandah.


    23.     no sandas or  drop latrines shall be allowed in any building .


    24.     latrines urinals cess-pools or other receptacles of filth sewage or rubbish shall be provided of the standard pattern approved by the board and shall be so placed that they are easily accessible.


    25.     no latrine shall be permitted to open on a public street unless it is acreened by a second door at least five feet in height or a well of a height of at least eight feet .the space betweet the latrine door and the second door or screen wall shall not be less then three feet.


    26.     no latrine shall be less than twelve square feet in area and at least one of its walls shall be external wall with a ventilator near the top aggregating not less than four square feet in area .


    27.     no room for human habitation shall be constructed over a privy at least one privy seat shall be provided for every ten adult persions.


    28.     no latrine ,privy or urinal shall be made so as to discharge its sullage on any public path or into any public drain or into any private drain which is connected to a public drain.


    29.     the floor every privy and urinal:-


    (a)        shall be made of unglazed files stones slate flags or impervious cements laid in panels or other non-absorbent material not less than half an inch in thickness.

    (b)        Shall be in every part at a height of not less than nine inches above the level of the surface of the ground.



    30. The whole privy shall, as regards both internal and external wall be, constructed of first class  "Pukka" bricks in lime, up to a height of three feet from the door and plastered with coal tar.

    31. The surface level of the plinth of every house shall be at least one and a half feet above the highest point of the street opposite the house.

    32. Every interior courtyard shall be raised at least one feet above the level of the center of the nearest street and shall be drained to the satisfaction of the board.

    33. The term "storey" in these byelaws shall be held to mean room or set of rooms in a building the floors on which are at or near the name level.

    14. The height of a building in these byelaws shall be held to mean.

    (a)    In the case of pent roofs the greatest height to the top of walls excluding gable walls) above the level of the Centro of the street on which the building abuts.

    (b)   In the case of flat roofs the top of the parapet above the level of the center of the street.

    35. No well shall be sanctioned unless it is abbbroved by the cantonment medial authorities approve it. The well shall either be Pukka throughout of Pukka for a depth of ten feet from the top and at the bottom up to a level of five feet above normal water level. If built inside a house, the internal diameter shall be at least three feet. No well shall be erected within fifteen feet of a latrine.


    37. No room intended as a go down for the storage of food-grains in excess of fifty maunds shall be constructed unless the floor and wall up to a height of two feet are made of stone, concrete of other impervious material and are also rat proof.