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What is Floor Area Ratio (FAR)?

Floor Area Ratio means the quotient obtained by dividing the total covered area of all the floors by the plot area.  Floor area includes the mezzanine floor also.
a) The floor excludes the area used for car parking, staircase room, lift room, ramp, escalators, ducts, water tanks, main sanitary duct, open balcony area, machine rooms.
b) When sites do not face the road of required width noted against each then the FAR applicable to corresponding width of roads shall apply.
c) When a site faces wider road then the one prescribed against it, the FAR shall be restricted only to the limit prescribed for the area of that particular site.
d) When coverage is less than the maximum prescribed in Table No.24, more No. of floor and height may be permitted to utilize the full FAR.
e) The setbacks and coverage are irrespective of the road width.