BMC set to reduce FSI of 8 proposed in draft DP
MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to reduce the proposed floor space index (FSI) of up to 8 in the city’s draft development plan (DP) 2014-34. The civic body’s proposal had received flak from citizens and experts as they feared FSI as high as 8 could lead to haphazard construction, putting further pressure on the city’s infrastructure. Sources told HT the civic body now plans to limit the FSI to 5 in the new draft of the DP.
Currently, the FSI allowed in the island city is 1.33 and 1 in the suburbs. FSI typically indicates how high a developer can build on a plot. It is the ratio of the total built up area to the size of the plot.
Under the new proposal, high FSI will be granted to areas where adequate infrastructure can be developed and it will be linked to areas that have population growth potential.
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