Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for residential plota increasedsed in Haryana.

Chandigarh, May 11— In order to cope with the increased demand for housing, conserve land foCr agriculture, and serve larger public interest, the Haryana Government has decided to not only increase the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for residential plots, but also introduce the concept of purchasable FAR over and above the existing permissible limits. FAR is the ratio of a building’s total floor area (gross floor area) to the size of the piece of land upon which it is built.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that purchasable FAR would be applicable only for licensed colonies and HUDA sectors. The revenue generated through purchasable FAR will go to the concerned municipal authority for licensed colonies and projects in municipal areas. It will go to Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) wherever it has to strengthen services due to increased density and shall be used for consequent development works that may be necessitated.
The benefit of additional FAR shall be allowed after suitable amendments are made in the relevant Act or rules by the concerned authority. The ball will soon be set rolling for making necessary amendments in the relevant statutory provisions, the spokesman said.
It is pertinent to mention here that FAR and ground coverage norms for the residential plots followed by the Department of Town and Country Planning were fixed way back in 1977. Need has been felt for revising them to cope with the ever-increasing demand for houses, especially in the urban areas.
The spokesman said that various representations, received from different organizations seeking revision of FAR or ground coverage norms, were considered genuine for two reasons: scarce land resource and the need to intensively utilize the urban land so that land could be preserved for agriculture.
An indicative table for saleable FAR, against those prevailing under the Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Rules, 1965 is as follows:
Plot Size Ground Coverage FAR Rate of purchasable FAR (Rs. per Sqft.)
Existing Proposed Normal Saleable Total Hyper High I High II Medium Low-I Low-II
3 Marla 66 66 1.65 0.35 2.00 Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
4 Marla 66 66 1.65 0.35 2.00 150 120 90 75 60 45
6 Marla 60 66 1.45 0.55 2.00 200 160 120 100 80 60
10 Marla 60 66 1.45 0.55 2.00 250 200 150 125 100 75
14 Marla 52.8 60 1.26 0.54 1.80 350 280 210 175 140 105
1 Kanal 50.71 60 1.21 0.59 1.80 500 400 300 250 200 150
2 Kanal 45.53 60 1.00 0.80 1.80 750 600 450 375 300 225