NEW DELHI: The ministry of urban development has approved a proposal to allow building of residences in hotels in Delhi as a part of its review of Master Plan of Delhi-2021.
After this change approved in the Development Controls for Commercial Centres pertaining to Hotels, hotels will be allowed to use up to 40% of the floor area ratio for commercial offices, retail and service shops and residential purposes. Residential units, however, can be built only on 20% of this FAR.
The Delhi Development Authority has made a proposal in this regard after detailed deliberations further to inviting suggestions and objections in this regard. On a 10,000 sq metre plot, for instance, hotels can now use 4,000 sq metres for commercial and residential purposes of which 20% or 800 sq metres can be used for residential purpose.
The ministry said that the transfer of ownership of such residential units built in hotels would be permissible only if the hotel land is freehold. “If the land is leasehold, transfer of ownership would be allowed only after DDA frames rules for this purpose,” it said.
Earlier, FAR of 20% only was allowed for commercial purposes which now stands increased to 40% with the inclusion of residential use. This additional FAR will be allowed subject to payment of charges to be prescribed.
Source: Economic Times
Dated: 6th August 2015