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Maharashtra Govt increases FSI for religious shrines

india Updated: Feb 26, 2009 11:12 IST
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Maharashtra Government has announced a slew of decisions ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, including 50 per cent additional floor space index (FSI) for religious places in the state.

The government would also set up a special tribunal for patients with grievances against doctors, give 300 sq ft carpet area homes for residents of dilapidated buildings and come out with a new policy for hawkers.

Special machinery would be set up to deal with encroachment menace in municipal areas, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan told reporters last evening after a Cabinet meeting.

The decision of 50 per cent additional FSI for religious places would be applicable to shrines and temples that have at least 2,500 sq ft area available with them.

FSI is an indicator of how high a developer can build on a plot. Higher the FSI, more the number of floors that can be added.

The 300 sq ft houses for residents of old, dilapidated buildings will pave the way for redevelopment of such buildings waiting for cluster development in the city.

The government will also introduce a separate proposal for old and dilapidated buildings in the suburbs, Chavan said.