Access to Buildings
Addition to existing structures
Agriculture Zone
Amalgamation and/or subdivision of Building Unit/Plot
Amalgamation of Lands/Building unit/plot abutting on 18.0 M. and above wide road
Amalgamation and/or subdivision of building unit/plot with existing structures
Apartment/Flat
Approach at Bridge - Width
Approaches to the Building
Architect
Assembly Building
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Access to Buildings
(For Existing Old Walled City And Gamtal Area) (GDCR for Ahmedabad):
Every person who erects a building shall provide as means of access to such building a clear pathway not less than 3.0 meters in width from street to the door of such building. In case of existing pathway, the above provision shall not apply. Such pathway shall be paved and shall always be kept open to sky and no projection or overhang shall be permitted over such pathways.

Addition to existing structures (For Existing Old Walled City And Gamtal Area) (GDCR for Ahmedabad) :
The addition to any existing structure shall satisfy the following provision - An addition that is not structurally independent from an existing structure shall be designed and constructed such that the entire structure conforms to the seismic force resistance requirements for new structures unless the following three conditions are complied with :
i) The addition shall comply with the requirements for new structures
ii) The addition shall not increase the seismic forces in any structural element of the existing structure by more than 5% unless the capacity of the element subject to the increased force is still in compliance with IS:1893, and
iii) The addition shall not decrease the seismic resistance of any structural element of the existing structure unless reduced resistance is equal to or greater than that required for new structures.

Agriculture Zone : See\Agriculture Zone
Amalgamation and/or subdivision of Building Unit/Plot (GDCR for Ahmedabad) :
In the case of a building unit which requires to be developed by laying out into sub-plots or amalgamation of sub-plot and providing internal roads, no development permission shall be issued to the owner or the person who has right to develop it, unless the said owner or person who has right to develop has applied and has got this land approved by the Competent Authority as a "Building Unit" or "Building Units". In case of sub-plotting the ratio between the length of the adjacent side is not more than 2. However this condition of ratio will not be applicable if the smaller side of the building unit is 10.50 mts. or more in length.

Provided, however that the Local Authority may postpone the enforcement of construction or pucca roads with footpaths including street light, trees, water supply lines, storm water drains, sewer lines, collection and disposals of solid waste, street lighting etc. to such future date as agreed to by the Local Authority upon the owner of occupier of the building units passing an undertaking to execute the work at his cost before the expiry of such future date in the form prescribed by the Local Authority.
Amalgamation of Lands/Building unit/plot abutting on 18.0 M. and above wide road (GDCR for Ahmedabad) : Amalgamation of Building unit abutting on 18.00 mt. and above width road shall be permitted subject to depth of the building unit shall not exceed three time the Frontage of the building unit abutting on road.
Amalgamation and/or subdivision of building unit/plot with existing structures
(GDCR for Ahmedabad) : In the case of building units with existing buildings, its sub-division or amalgamation shall not be approved unless it fulfils all the requirements under these regulations, i.e. the GDCR.
Apartment/Flat : Apartment/Flats shall means residential buildings constructed in a detached or semi - detached manner being designed as Ground Floor plus more upper floors and constructed as separate dwelling unit with common staircase.
Approach at Bridge - Width (GDCR for Ahmedabad): Width of the approach of over-bridge or under-bridge shall not be considered towards width of the road at the time of permitting the height, use development of buildings near the over-bridge or under-bridge.
Approaches to the Building (GDCR for Ahmedabad) :
For Residential Development - The width of the approach from the street to the building shall not be less than 3.00 mt. in case of length of such approach is equal to or less than 15.00 mts. in length, 4.50 mt. in case of length of such approach is more than 15.00 mts. and upto 45.0 mt. in length. Whereas in the case of approaches exceeding 45.00 mts. in length regular width of the road, prescribed in this regulation, shall be provided.
For other than Residential use - For use other than residential use, the width of the approach from the street to building shall not be less than 4.5 mts. in case of length of such approach is equal to or less than 15.00 mts. in length, 6.0 mts. in case of length of such approach is more than 15.00 mts. and unto 45.0 mts. in length whereas in the case of approaches exceeding 45.00 mts. in length regular width of the road, prescribed in this regulation, shall be provided.

Architect (for India) : A person registered under the provision of Architect Act, 1972 as an Architect OR Bachelors Degree in Architecture/Diploma in Architecture Equivalent to B. Arch.
Assembly Building : Means a building or part thereof where groups of people congregate or gather for amusement, recreation, social, religious, patriotic, civil, travel and similar purposes. Assembly building include buildings of drama and cinema theatres, city halls, town halls, auditoria, exhibition halls, museums, marriage hall, skating rings, gymnasia, stadium, restaurants, eating or boarding houses, place of worship, dance halls, clubs, gymkhanas, road, air, sea or other public transportation stations and recreation piers.

 
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