CMDA to approve modified plans for high-rises

By Bhavani Prabhakar Published on Jul 24, 2018 01:21 PM IST


Chennai: Real estate developers in the city can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to modifying buildings, as the government has directed the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) to approve them upon thorough inspection.

Considering the changing dynamics and market conditions of constructing multi-storeyed buildings, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (CREDAI) had appealed to the CMDA requesting the authority to revise the norms.

The government has examined the plea and simplified the procedures followed to build high-rise buildings in the city.

"Owing to alterations in the aspects of plot coverage and other such minor things, builders in the city are forced to resize the area of a single unit (apartment). In the due process, planners are subjected to submit the revised plan once again to the government panel that causes inconvenience in terms of time. In such cases, when the modifications fall under the Development Control Regulations (DCR), such as reduction of Floor Space Index (FSI), plot coverage and other parameters, they will henceforth be approved by the CMDA, if the revisions are in compliance with the Development Regulations and Completion Certificate norms," sources said.

The decision is expected to benefit not just builders, but also home buyers.