Development of Building Bye-Laws in Nepal


  • Anjay Kumar Mishra MIMA, Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Madan Bhandari Memorial Academy Nepal, Pokhara University. Research Coordinator, United Technical College, Chitwan.


Height, Ground Coverage, Setback, Zoning


Massive increase in population, high demand of urban infrastructure and limited availability of land resources is a global concern. When the inner part of a town becomes more and more congested, it expands towards municipal limits. Effective development control rules in such situation is imperative to tackle the important issues such as environmental degradation, pollution, overcrowding, congestion due to buildings in contravention of development control rules, narrow streets having no further scope for widening, buildings devoid of proper lighting and ventilation due to violation of setback rules, exceeding building height limit and tendency to utilize FAR fully by covering the entire plot area. Such situations affect systematic development. The reason may be either the building byelaws, under which existing development control rules are enforced, are too weak and inappropriate in addressing the problems of physical development or they are outdated and no longer suit the present socio-economic context. Nepal is not an exception to the same. So, this research is to study building bylaws in different time periods focused to manage development of Kathmandu City of Nepal based on literature review.

How to cite this article: Mishra AK. Development of Building Bye-Laws in Nepal. J Adv Res Const Urban Arch 2019; 4(3&4): 17-29.



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