Annexure VIII- Number and Type of Lifts Required for Different Occupancies and Space for Electrical Installations

Table: Number and types of lifts for Residential Building

For buildings more than 15 m in height collapsible gates shall not be permitted.

The dimensions and relevant information for lift installations like lift well, pit depth, machine room, clearance from top floor landing to machine room flooring is given in table below-


  1. All lift well dimensions are minimum clear finished plumb requirements.
  2. Where more than one lift is located in the lift well, extra width of 10 cm. Separator beams should be provided.
  3. 1 m/s = 200 ft./min.
  4. The height of the landing entrance should be 210 cm. (about 7 ft.) for all lifts.