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Gujarat government’s new rules now permit the construction of more than 70 floors in a building compared to 22 to 23 floors previously.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has given approval for the construction of 70-storeyed buildings in five megacities of the state. The move is said to put the state on the global map on the line of Singapore and Dubai.
According to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, the government wants to create a world-class infrastructure and skyscrapers in five big cities of the state that include Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad.
This decision by the government to allow the construction of skyscrapers will not only take the state to a global level but will also prove the infrastructural capabilities of Gujarat. The urban infrastructure construction will be able to accommodate the rising population and generate more employment for the dwellers of the state.
The new rules by the government will allow the construction of more than 70 floors in a building. Previously only 22 to 23 floors were allowed as a maximum limit for a building.
The state is making provision in the CGDCR-2017 that will permit to the construction of the highrises. The new rules shall be applicable to buildings taller than 100 meters and with an aspect ratio of 1:9.
The CM of Gujarat also stated that the amendment will be applicable in the D1 category in Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Gandhinagar where the permissible base FSI is equal to or more than 1.2.
The state has also decided to form a special technical committee for the same. After the clearance from this special technical committee for specified building construction, the same shall be forwarded to the competent authority with recommendations for the further necessary actions.
The skyscraper can only be constructed if the adjoining road is more than 30 meters wide. The minimum plot size is 3500 square feet for buildings that are above 150 meters.
The maximum floor space index (FSI) will not be more than 5.4 in any case. The premium FSI will be available on a chargeable basis.
The premium FSI charges will be 50 percent of the Jantri rates of non-agricultural land. The skyscrapers can either be used for either for residential, commercial, or recreational purposes or a combination of the same.
It will be made mandatory for the electric charging facility to be set up at the parking zones of these highrises.
The Vent tunnel test must also be conducted and the building should have a proper disaster management plan.
By Gayatri Yellayi