Make changes in FSI norm: Flat promoters

Chennai: “We are happy with the proposed common development rules announced by the Tamilnadu government for buildings. However, certain aspects have to change as it benefits only the corporate builders,” said Federation of Tamilnadu Flat and Housing Promoters Association State president, P Manishankar.

Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, he said the government should reconsider certain points from the common building promotion rules 2018.

The government had recently announced that there would be common building rules for the entire State, including Chennai.

The federation members stressed that the floor space index (FSI) norm in the newly proposed rule won't benefit many. FSI is the ratio between the area of a covered floor (built-up area) to the area of that plot (land) on which a building stands.

“In the proposed rules, the increase in FSI can't serve 75 per cent of the population of Tamilnadu. It is because nearly 80 per cent of the roads in Chennai and in other parts of Tamilnadu are less than 30 feet. So, 75 per cent of areas located on roads having width lesser than 30 feet will not be able to meet the increase in FSI,” said Manishankar.

The federation has requested the government to consider a rule for uniform development of all roads, including those that are between 20 and 30 feet, by providing stilt plus three floors.

“The existing rule also insists on a two-way driveway which will be a bit difficult in smaller plots,” said federation treasurer, G Ponraj.

“Single driveway should be implemented for smaller plots as two-way drive system is impractical,” he said.

The federation members also requested the Tamilnadu government to refer rules from neighbouring States to create a fool-proof system and to implement a uniform FSI norm that takes into consideration the conditions of all parts of the cities and towns to maintain standards.


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