The state government on Saturday announced a hike in the floor space index (FSI) to four for police housing to boost redevelopment that is paralysed. With the hike, the government aims to construct more than one lakh tenements for policemen in the next two years.
The decision will be applicable to the existing and dilapidated police quarters and also to new constructions meant for police quarters. The police force needs around 1.22 lakh housing tenements for the accommodation of police personnel in the state.
Against the requirement, the government could build only 15,579 tenements in the past one year. The decision on the hike in FSI was taken against the backdrop of the slowed-down construction process during a review meeting held on Thursday.
The hike will be applicable to plots measuring 4,000 sqm or more.
The development regulation rules of various municipal corporations, including the BMC, have the provision of the additional FSI for the houses of the government employees. Private developers willing to construct the houses for government employees will also be entitled for additional FSI. To make the proposal feasible, the government has also made a third of the FSI permissible for commercial exploitation.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed the decision will help the government solve the long pending issue of police housing.