Maharashtra cuts FSI by half for commercial, mixed use plots
The state government has planned a drastic reduction in basic floor space index (FSI) for commercial, mixed use and industrial plots in unified development control regulations (DCR). FSI of big residential plots will also come down to some extent.
The state’s urban development department has issued notification for unified DCR recently.
Time period of one month is being given for suggestions and objections. In the unified DCR, basic FSI for commercial (non-residential) is kept at 1.25 for all municipal corporations excluding Mumbai, municipal councils and municipal panchayats.
At present, the basic FSI for commercial is 2.5 for all parts of the city. Thus, the basic FSI will come down by 50%. The same will happen in Amravati, Akola and Chandrapur municipal corporations.