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Calculate Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in Faridabad

Calculate New FAR in Faridabad

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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
Total
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.

What is FAR?

FAR or floor area ratio is the ratio of the gross floor area, that is the building’s total floor area, to the plot area, that is the piece of land, on which the building is constructed. Therefore, the formula can be written as: FAR = gross floor area/area of the plot.

If the FAR is higher, that means that the construction would be denser, which is commonly seen in urban areas. FAR guidelines can differ from one locality to another and are decided by the municipalities and the same is the case for Faridabad.

Since the structure of Faridabad like any city has limited capacity, it is ideal to not put additional stress on the land beyond its capacity. This is where FAR comes in to provide the ‘safe load’ factor.

Terminology

Floor area ratio (FAR) can sometimes also be called floor space ratio (FSR), floor space index (FSI), site ratio or plot ratio.

In India, both floor area ratio (FAR) and floor space index (FSI) is used. To clarify the difference between the two-FAR is a ratio, while the latter, FSI, is an index. Index numbers are values expressed as a percentage of a single base figure. Thus, an FAR in Faridabad of 1.5 is translated as an FSI of 150%.

Practical application of FAR

To explain the concept of Floor Area Ratio (FAR), we will take the help of an example. An FAR of 100 means that, as a homeowner in Faridabad, 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 Faridabad 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. The same goes for Faridabad.

FAR for Faridabad defines this load-bearing capacity for the city to maintain the general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as the ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.

The concept of floor area ratio is used by the government to divide the land into zones so that urban density can be restricted. It further puts a limit on the persons allowed in a building. FAR is also commonly used by architects and construction workers to accurately decide the building design and structure.

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