‘Hotels’ FSI to be based on plot size’

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: May 27, 2016 11:53 IST

MUMBAI: The civic body has amended certain concepts before publishing the revised draft of the Development Plan (DP) 2034. The civic body has also added five provisions to the Development Control Regulations (DCR) 2034 that were missing from the existing DCR 1991.

Officials are likely to reduce the area of Aarey Milk Colony proposed to be reserved for a zoo. The BMC planned to reserve 250 hectares for the zoo but anticipating criticism from activists, the area is likely to be reduced considerably, said sources.

There are going to be changes in the provisions related to floor space index (FSI). Last month, civic chief Ajoy Mehta had announced a standard floor space index (FSI) of 5 will be allowed for construction of hotels on independent plots, irrespective of the grade of the hotel. In a U-turn, the civic body has now proposed that the FSI will depend on the size of the plot.

Independent plots will be granted FSI of 3 to 5 depending on their size, said civic officials.

“There were chances that the small hotels could be developed on smaller plots leading to a densification of the area. We also feel that 250 hectares is too large an area for the zoo and hence we are looking at reducing that as well.” The civic body is also looking at clearing road bottlenecks for which a new provision has been introduced in the DCR 2034. Under the provision, if a developer desires to rehabilitate residential or commercial structures causing road bottlenecks, he will be eligible to claim an FSI of 4.

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