Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has withdrawn his request for extra Floor Space Index (FSI) for constructing a gymnasium in his new Perry
Cross Road home in Bandra.
The state government had refused cricketer permission as the FSI approved for the 8,998 sq ft plot is one, which means the constructed area cannot exceed the plot area. FSI is the ratio between the built-up area and the plot area. The house falls under Coastal Regulatory Zone II in which only cooperative societies get additional FSI.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who also heads urban development department (UDD), did not want to approve of the Tendulkar’s demand fearing a public backlash.
A senior UDD official confirmed that a city architecture firm that had applied for extra FSI on behalf of Tendulkar, has now withdrawn the request. “The matter is closed now,” the officer added.
The house, which was built in 1920 and owned by a Parsi family, was purchased by Tendulkar reportedly for Rs 39 crore in 2008.