Mumbai, Dec. 6 -- As part of its effort to boost the ease of doing business, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will introduce a set of changes with regard to building permissions - including doing away with manual inspection of building plans while giving no-objection certificates (NOCs) for fire safety.

The civic body will soon introduce a range for the minimum space required on building floors and compounds for fire safety, instead of a fixed requirement, said civic chief Ajoy Mehta.

"For example, we will say the front open space outside a building can range from 6 to 12 metres, instead of having a minimum mandatory number," Mehta explained.

The change will reduce officer-to-applicant contact and as a result, reduce the time...