House construction cost to increase in South and East Delhi


New Delhi: Constructing new buildings in south and east Delhi will very soon get expensive. This came after a proposal was accepted by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to impose compensatory regulatory charges against circle rates while approving building plans.

Earlier, these charges were only levied in areas of North Delhi. But this decision will increase the cost of constructing houses in south and east Delhi.

The collected amount will be used for maintaining and developing civic infrastructure in the MCD areas, including regularised colonies and village abadis.

The current circle rate in that colony will be used to calculate the fees for a property's projected built-up area.


Percentage of circle rate per square metre

<250 sqm 


>250 sqm


Agricultural land/LDRA


To levy the charges, MCD will consider only the built-up area to levy the fee during its sanctioning instead of the entire plot area. 

The idea behind this new development is to bring in new residents. After the Delhi Master Plan 2021, the number of permissible dwelling units increased substantially and multiple units are being constructed by redeveloping single-unit buildings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ans 1. The 'MCD 311' app is a user-friendly interface where citizens can conveniently register their grievances such as illegal dumping of construction debris, improper disposal of municipal solid waste, road potholes, malfunctioning streetlights, the presence of stray cattle, etc.

Ans 2. A correction letter is required from Medical Record Officer of concerned hospital/institution, where birth/death event occurred along with supporting documents for events, of less than 10yr old. i) Affidavit stamp paper on Rs.10/- duly attested by SDM/Notary public having subject correction of birth/death events.

Ans 3. MCD booked property means The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has the authority to demolish a property in accordance with the law and regulates the unapproved or unlawful construction of buildings.

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