The government of Chhattisgarh has introduced an AI-based direct building permission system for residential plots of up to 500 square metres (5382 square feet) in metropolitan areas. Building permits will be granted without the need for human interaction under this method.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who launched the platform on Monday, issued the first building permission from the system to Chetan Dev Sahu, a resident of Daldal Seoni in Raipur. According to the chief minister, the AI-based direct building permission system would be placed in every municipal corporation in the state.
The CM said, “The newly-introduced building permit system will expedite the infrastructure development in cities of the state and save time and energy of the applicants. This system would offer an effective solution to the existing problems in the permit issuance process. Earlier, this process was complicated, time-taking and not easily accessible, requiring map approval from several officials. But now this entire process will be free from human intervention and will be completed in a shorter duration.”
Following the Chief Minister’s instructions, the portal was built in 15 days. The building permit will be provided in seconds if the applicant submits all of the relevant paperwork along with the application fee of Re 1.
“In this newly implemented online building permit system, separate dashboards have been made for public representatives, commissioners, and engineers, on which the applications received daily are displayed along with information about approval, permissions, and pending cases,” said Alarmelmangai D, Secretary, Urban Development Department. A state-level workshop taught commissioners, construction officers, building inspectors, and other officers from all municipal corporations how to use the new direct building permit system.