Constructing a building in Dhaka city requires the permission of the government before initiating the building process. In Dhaka city, the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha also known as RAJUK is the authority to grant such permission. If you are trying to get RAJUK approval for a building plan, there are some important steps that you should take beforehand.
This process can be time-consuming as it involves many administrative works, however, you can save your time if you follow this guideline below:
Steps to Get RAJUK Approval
Town Planning Clearance
Fill out the application of Town Planning Clearance and submit it for Land Use Clearance based on RAJUK Town Planning in different locations of Dhaka Metropolitan city. As an applicant, you will need
3 copies of application forms signed by you.
3 copies of 15cm x 20 cm survey map displaying site map plan, in mouza map of location signed by you.
Receipt of the mandatory Government fee deposit.
After completing this, RAJUK will conduct a site inspection and a report based on the site information will be added to the Town Planning section.
Area of the land
Land use within a 250meter radius of the property
Name and width of the closest main road
Name and width of nearest street joining the plot
Existence of any main road, station market, river terminal, airport, etc. within 250m of the plot.
Average road benchmark elevation
Land use around north, south, east, west sides of the land
The Town Planner will analyze the report and grant you a 24-month period for you to submit the building plan to RAJUK. However, if the Town planner finds your project is special on a broader scale, you have to submit additional documents for clearance.
Town Planner will analyze and permit with a 2-year validity for plan submission, similar to the normal projects. If the plan consists of a building longer than 33-meter height, clearance from 10 more authorities is required.
After receiving all the necessary clearances, you have to submit another application to the committee/ concerned officer of RAJUK along with the required fee. You have to fill up the application form with the required information. Make sure you have all the additional documents prepared to attach to the form.
The application requires the following data:
Name of applicant
Type of use of the proposed building
Details of proposed land with the area
Details of the type of use with area
Measurements of plot in all four sides with the location of North, South, East, West in meters
The total floor area of the proposed project
Number of apartments per floor for residential properties
Number of floors above the plinth
Basement covered with the percentage of land area
The floor area of different types of use
Width of adjacent roads in the front, rear, left, and right side
Details of the existing structure if present
Set back length in meters on the front, rear, left, and right side.
The required documents are:
Deed of land
Allotment Deed, if allotted by Government
Receipt of payment of the fee
Documents and drawings as per requirement
Land Town Planning clearance
Special project clearance, if required
Indemnity Bond, if required
Soil test report, if required
Required plan, elevation, section
No objection certificate from other departments, if required.
After the submission, an office will inspect the site and prepare a detailed report for the authority. Upon finding the requirements are fulfilled, the ‘Building Construction’ committee of RAJUK will approve the plan and deliver it to you with a detailed number and reference.
Building construction has to maintain some rules and regulations for safe living. Hence, before purchasing any flat in Dhaka, make sure it is approved by RAJUK.