Homes in Delhi set to get bigger as DDA proposes increase in FAR

Dated: 25th February 2014
Nancy Singh

Homes in Delhi are all set to get bigger, and more affordable with DDA proposing a hike in the FAR on plots which are bigger than 750 sq meter. This will ensure that people who have got plots of this size can build floors, flats with a larger size. At present, only nine residential flats  of 1,400 sqft are permitted on a 1000 sqm plot but the size will increase to more 2100 sq feet once this proposal is incorporated into the master plan.

Welcoming the move, Ramesh Menon, Director, Certes Realty, says that this proposal will go a great way in unshackling the real estate sector in Delhi which has been bound by archaic rules, and building laws. “There is need to increase FAR, and allow construction activity in areas which are already saturated so that better, and affordable housing options are made available to the large population in Delhi”, he adds. At present the Master plan allows 150 FAR on plots between 750 to 1000 sq meter which is expected to be raised to 200. However the number of residential units allowed in this area would remain 9.  

On plots between 1000 to 3750 sqm, the FAR is likely to increase from 120 to 200. Coverage of plints will also be raised from from 40 pc to 50 pc. This move will benefit residents of Lajpat Nagar, Vasant Vihar, New Friends Colony, Nizamuddin, Jangpura, Defence Colony, Dariaganj, Paharganj, Karol Bagh, Shakti Nagar, Roop Nagar and several other localities. Suggestions have been sought from people relating to the proposed changes in the Master Plan within 45 days after which a final decision will be taken,, and notification sent to Union Urban Development Ministry.

These amendments will allow the owners to rebuild their flats.

 

 

 

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One Response to “Homes in Delhi set to get bigger as DDA proposes increase in FAR”

  1. Jose Vet says:

    Dear Sir,
    The floor ratio should be in tune with ground realities. Constitution provides for right to life – a life in a jugi or in palacious house. So restricting the floor ratio would encourage only corruption and black mailing. Rule should be simple- no construction on public land, if there is construction on public land heavy penalty could be imposed. In private land the hight and number of stories may be at the discretion of the parties subject of structural safety and parking etc. The concept of floor ratio and unit should be redefined considering the ground realities and needs of the time. Unwanted litigation can be avoided if the rules are made simple and people friendly.
    Thanks.

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