floor area ratio

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floor area ratio

The ratio of floor space in a building to lot size; used in zoning regulations to restrict the size of buildings.
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The FIR reveals that the suspect persons have defrauded the State by preparing false ration cards, photo passes, shop and establishment licences and submitted the same to the SRA with an intention to get approval from SRA for redevelopment scheme of Jamat-E-Jamhooria CHS Ltd situated at CTS No 791 (A), K.C.Marg, Bandra (West), Mumbai- 400 050.The said bogus documents were also used to get extra Floor Space Index (FSI) for wrongful gains.
Another retired defence officer, wishing to remain anonymous, said Antony had ordered the CBI as he did not have a cordial relation with former Maharashtra CM Sushilkumar Shinde, who gave clearance in allotting government land and granting additional Floor Space Index to the society.
Floor space index (FSI): The ratio of the total floor area of a building to the total area of the site.
The CBI has accused the former chief minister of approving additional floor space index for Adarsh society in return for two flats for his relatives.( ANI )
It was alleged that some slum-dwellers in the project had forged documents to avail more than one room in the slum rehabilitation project for which additional Floor Space Index was granted.
The chief minister has also assured that the state government and the civic body would explore the possibility of allowing residents of illegal flats to pay a fine and utilise the Floor Space Index available on the land.
In 2003, he proposed that the Adarsh Society be given additional floor space index from the nearby BEST bus depot and also eating up a part of the Pethe Marg.
The CBI had accused Chavan of approving additional floor space index for Adarsh Society in return for two flats for his relatives.
Many Indian buildings do not conform to safety regulations, with owners constructing extra floors or structures without approval from the concerned authorities and beyond the sanctioned floor space index (FSI) or floor area ration (FAR).