New TDR policy to allow more vertical growth for MMR
MUMBAI: In a move that will allow higher vertical development in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) even as it reduces the burden on civic infrastructure in congested areas, the state’s urban development has now issued a final notification to amend transferable development right (TDR) rules for six cities. However, this notification will not apply to the island city and the suburbs.
TDR is granted by the civic body when a land owner or a developer submits his land to develop a public amenity or to house slum dwellers for free. In return, the developer is granted TDR certificate that gives him development credit or the right to construct elsewhere in the city.
The notification issued on Friday links utilisation of TDR to the width of the roads and plot size, allowing higher vertical development for wider roads and curbing construction of skyscrapers on narrow roads. For instance, a developer constructing on a 4,000 sqm plot abutting a 30m- wide road, can utilise maximum TDR at 1.40. For the same sized plot abutting a narrower road — between 24m and less than 30m — 1.15 TDR can be used. No TDR can be used on plots abutting roads with a width less than 9m.
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