A proposal to give sops to luxury hotels coming up on the city's seafront was cleared without much deliberation by the Improvements Committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday.
The civic body said that necessary amendments will be made to the Development Control Rights (DCR) to accommodate the new proposal. The proposal will now be sent to the state government.
Hindustan Times had reported about the proposal on Tuesday.
According to the proposal, elements such as parking floors, podium space, service floors and the lobby, will not be counted while calculating the Floor Space Index (FSI) given to luxury hotels coming up in parts of Mumbai that fall under the coastal regulation zone (CRZ).
The civic improvements committee’s nod means that hotels will now be able to build a few floors more without paying a premium to the BMC.
It is also one way of getting around restrictions on FSI
in the ecologically sensitive CRZ, which includes areas up to 500 metres from the high tide line.