High-rise buildings to have new rules

The Bureau of Indian Standards is planning to come out with a new set of rules for construction of tall buildings. This will help officials and infrastructure companies, which are aiming to construct high-rise buildings in many metro cities including Hyderabad. At present, there are no specific rules to guide builders who are taking up mega projects. The BIS has constituted a highlevel committee consisting of seven experts to frame the rules. It is headed by the engineering expert, Aravind Srivastava.

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