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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Soon, high-rise buildings for Pimpri-Chinchwad

Buildings to reach 70 metres (229 feet), those within 100 metres of BRTS routes to get 1.8 FSI instead of 1:

PCMC - Buildings to reach 70 metres (229 feet), those within 100 metres of BRTS routes to get 1.8 FSI instead of 1

With the state government and the Centre giving a nod to construct buildings up to 70 meters (229 feet) and double the floor space index (FSI) respectively in Pimpri-Chinchwad, the industrial town will now see highrise buildings and densification along roads.

Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Asheesh Sharma said on Saturday the height of buildings in the town would now jump from 36 metres to 70 metres. “The final approval came from the state government this month,” said Sharma.

He said the PCMC will double the FSI for buildings that will come up on both sides of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) routes.

“Buildings within a range 100 metres of the BRTS routes would benefit. Now, developers along these routes would get 1.8 FSI instead of 1,” he said. He said doubling of FSI is as enunciated by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “The ADB has laid emphasis on doubling of FSI that will help in densification of BRTS routes. This would generate revenue for the civic body thereby helping it to fund the BRTS projects,” the civic chief said.

Sharma refuted the claims that the city which already is dense along major roads will further get accentuated. “We are acting as per international norms. It is a wrong notion that doubling of FSI will create problems,” he said.

City engineer Eknath Ugile said the central government has sanctioned four BRTS routes — Nigdi to Dapodi, Aundh-Ravet, Nashik Phata to Wakad and Kaledwadi to Dehu. Officials said Rs 750 crore has been sanctioned by the central government for the project, of which the PCMC has Rs 230 crore. Read More

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