Mumbai, Dec. 7 -- Developers may no longer have to get special no-objection certificates (NOC) from the traffic department and permits from stormwater drains, sewage, water departments and local wards to install amenities in a new building. As part of the ease of doing business reforms, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to include these permissions in the current online application for construction permits, reducing the interaction between public and officials and expediting the process by at least a month.

Currently, developers get the approval to set up water connection, sewage connection and stormwater drains at the time of making the online application for a construction permit under the single window clearance system....