Sunday, 12 July 2015

Floor Space Index (FSI)

Why in news?
Mumbai’s draft Development Plan (DP) 2034 proposed more than a three-fold increase in the total residential built-up floor area. It has done so by significantly increasing the Floor Space Index (FSI) across the city.

What is FSI?

  • FSI, also known internationally as FAR (Floor Area Ratio), determines the total built-up area allowed on a certain plot area
  • It basically defines the ratio of the 
    • Total covered area of construction : Total plot size
  • Higher FSI allows for more construction, which in case of space-constrained Mumbai, has to be always vertical.
[Sources: Financial Express]

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