Calculate Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in Faridabad

Calculate New FAR in Faridabad


Calculating Floor Area Ratio - FAR in Faridabad (As per local Building By Laws)

Step 1:

Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Faridabad from the table below. If you have the plot size in sq. yards then make sure to convert it to sq. m by multiplying it by 0.836. The table shown below is only applicable for plots in Faridabad.

Area of Gurugram
Plot (sq. meter)
Permissible Ground
Coverage %
Real FAR
Purchasable FAR Total
1-75 66 165 99 264
76-100 66 165 99 264
101-150 66 145 119 264
151-200 66 145 119 264
201-250 66 145 119 264
251-350 60 125 115 240
351-500 60 120 120 240
501 and Above 60 100 140 240

Step 2:

Let's take an example of 200 sq. yd. plot in Faridabad. Convert 200 sq. yd. to sq. m. by multiplying it by 0.836 and the result is 167 sq. m.

For a 167 sq. m. plot in Faridabad, the Free/Real FAR is 145 and the Purchasable FAR is 119. Hence the Total FAR is 264.

FAR = (Total area of all floors * 100)/ Plot Area

Therefore, Total area of all floors = (FAR*Plot Area)/100

Total area of all floors for 200 sq.yd. (167sq. m.) in Faridabad= (264*167)/100 = 441.46 sq.m

Total area of all floors in sq. ft. = 4751.84 sq. ft.

Step 3:

If you are planning to consume the full FAR of your plot in Faridabad then according to the Haryana Building By Laws, you can build a maximum of 4 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 4751.84/4 = 1188 sq. ft.

Note: Balconies, Stilt Parking, Basement, Lift Shaft & Mumty are excluded from Floor area ratio (FAR) calculations. This list is not exhaustive and certain areas may get added during finalisation of drawings.

Practical application of FAR

The most practical way of defining the concept of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is through an example. FAR of 100 means that as a homeowner you can build a one story building on your plot or a two story building on half your plot. FAR of 200 means that you can build a two story building on your plot or a four story building over half of your plot, and so on.

How does defining the FAR of a city benefit its citizens?

Every city is just like a structure and therefore is constrained by the capacity it can withstand. If you go beyond this capacity then it can lead to various issues. FAR defines this load bearing capacity for a city to maintain general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.

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