What is the difference between CMDA and DTCP?

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Why should you know the difference between CMDA and DTCP?

Though both DTCP and CMDA serve almost similar purposes, there are some subtle differences between them. This article focuses on educating you on the differences between DTCP and CMDA in the simplest way possible. If you are a builder, developer, homebuyer, or investor you must know the difference between DTCP and CMDA.

 

In a nutshell, CMDA and DTCP are standard authority that focuses on improving the quality of life by granting legal sanctity, and ensuring that construction projects adhere to the government norms. Let us discuss them in detail.

 

What is DTCP?

Think of DTCP as a governing body that lays out plans and regulates development across Tamil Nadu, except the posh metropolis of Chennai. From laying out a plan to proper usage of the land, DTCP holds the power of development. Here are some ways hoe DTCP affects you:

 

  • Buying a DTCP-approved land ensures that you have bought a legitimate piece of land that complies with all government norms. It is the assurance that there are no illegal or shady dealings happening in the land.
  • You will have to face legal consequences if you buy land that has no DTCP approval.
  • A land with DTCP approval means the place has all the basic amenities like roads, drainage, electricity, and streetlights, ensuring a healthy livelihood.
  • DTCP-approved lands are more likely to have increased value in the future
  • Getting a DTCP approval takes less time compared to CMDA.
  • Once you get the approval, it lasts forever unlike the 3-year validity in CMDA.

DTCP might offer less-notch infrastructure, unlike CMDA, but if you are looking for a solid foundation, legality, and safety DTCP is the best option.

DTCP’s Jurisdiction

DTCP covers all the landscapes of Tamil Nadu excluding Chennai, since it is governed by CMDA. From small villages to cities bustling with population, DTCP governs the development process. In simple terms, DTCP sprawls the entire state except Chennai. It controls a staggering 89% of the state’s mass right from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari.

 

Let us walk through the process of getting DTCP approval:

  • Step 1 – Gather the required documents (Ownership proof, site plans, architectural drawings, structural calculations, environmental impact assessments, and clearance certificates).
  • Step 2 – Figure out whether your project is commercial, commercial, or industrial. And be financially prepared. The approval amount depends from place to place. The average amount is Rs.5000 to Rs. 1,00,000.
  • Step 3 – Log on to the DTCP e-governance portal, fill out the and provide supporting documents, and wait till the officials scrutinize your application and get back to you.
  • Step 4 – Pay the application fees, processing, and construction permit fees.
  • Step 5 – Prepare yourself for a thorough inspection by the DTCP officials. They will scrutinize the proposed land for site’s suitability and zoning regulations, and be prepared to address any questions raised during the inspection process.
  • Step 6 – If all the furnished documents are found legit you will be granted the DTCP approval letter (It does not have any expiry).

 

 

 

What is CMDA?

When it comes to development, CMDA keeps raising the bar. It increases the urban experience by crafting cutting-edge progress and sustainability. In other words, CMDA orchestrates the development plans in the Greater Chennai corporation. It meticulously plans infrastructure, protects the environment, and ensures the constructions adhere to the regulations. Here are some points to remember:

 

  • Corresponding with the city’s infrastructure and development, we expect wide roads, a highly efficient drainage system, robust public transport, and beautiful landscape parks.
  • CMDA enhances connectivity by connecting all the routes. Bridges and roads will connect you to all the nooks and crannies.
  • One of the main motives of CMDA is to develop a safe and sustainable place for people to live in. It will prioritize greener spaces, noise-free zones, and environmental protection.
  • Getting a CMDA approval will not be easy compared to DTCP. Quality comes with a price. It comes with a three-year window.
  • CMDA is not just about legality, but developing the city to global standards.
  • CMDA-approved sites are your golden ticket to your prosperous future.

 

Imagine CMDA as a sculptor for top-notch modern living. It enhances your livelihood by setting high standards. CMDA assures that you are not only living in a city but a futuristic lifestyle.

 

CMDA’s Jurisdiction

 

CMDA controls a sprawl of 5904 square kilometers. The dynamic zone doesn’t only cover Chennai but also Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu, and a part of Ranipet. The area it covers within Chennai is called Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA). CMDA scrutinizes town panchayats to small villages that fall under the jurisdiction.

 

The reason for such meticulous watch is to ensure ordinance in development and to check whether all the buildings and construction projects meet the required standards to create a seamless experience for the public.

 

Let us walk through the process of getting CMDA approval:

  • Step 1 – Gather the required documents (Ownership proof, site plans, architectural drawings, structural calculations, environmental impact assessments, and clearance certificates).
  • Step 2 – Figure out whether your project is commercial, commercial, or industrial. And be financially prepared. The approval amount depends from place to place. The average amount is Rs.7 to Rs.10 per sq. ft.
  • Step 3 – Log on to the CMDA e-governance portal, fill out the and provide supporting documents, and wait till the officials scrutinize your application and get back to you.
  • Step 4 – Prepare yourself for a thorough inspection by the CMDA officials. They will scrutinize the proposed land for site’s suitability and zoning regulations, and be prepared to address any questions raised during the inspection process.
  • Step 5 – If all the furnished documents are found legit, you have to pay the final fees and you will be granted the CMDA approval letter (with a three-year expiry period).

 

Here are some benefits of CMDA approval:

 

  • With the CMDA stamp on your land, you can rest assured that your property is built on legit ground and has no legal issues,
  • CMDA focuses on providing a seamless experience to the dwellers. It is people-centered. With the CMDA stamp, you will get wide roads, a hygienic environment, a proper drainage facility, a green space, a transportation facility, and beautiful landscape parks.
  • CMDA strategically plans the transportation facility. You will be connected with all the parts of the city and can navigate them without inconvenience since you are connected by roads and bridges.
  • CMDA doesn’t only guarantee environment and transportation facilities, but also future-proof investment. With all the stringent regulations, you will have a high resale value for your property.
  • One of the main concerns of the department is to create a healthier environment for the people and the generations to come. With mandatory greener spaces and landscape parks, the city will be much more lovely to live in.

 

DTCP Vs CMDA

 

Feature DTCP CMDA
Jurisdiction Entire Tamil Nadu (Excluding Chennai Metropolitan Area) Chennai Metropolitan Area (Chennai City and surrounding districts)
Role Planning and regulating development in towns and cities Planning and governing the development projects of the Chennai Metropolitan Area to make sure they align with the government norms
Approval process Simpler and less time-consuming (generally 3 months) Stricter and more complex (can take 6 months to a year)
Regulations and building codes Less stringent More stringent and focused on high-quality infrastructure
Validity of approval No expiry date 3 years
Cost of approval Potentially less expensive Potentially more expensive due to stricter regulations and fees
Benefits Legality, basic amenities, safety, potential for property appreciation Higher quality infrastructure, better connectivity, access to facilities, potential for higher property appreciation

 

Let’s wrap it up!

In the case of TLDR, DTCP, and CMDA are government bodies that govern the development process in their respective regions. They scrutinize the building codes and verify the surroundings to check whether the building is built adhering to the government norms. The motive of both parties is to ensure a safe livelihood for the public and the generations to come. DTCP governs the development projects all over Tamil Nadu except Chennai and the surrounding districts. CMDA governs the development process in the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) and the neighboring districts.

 

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