FAR Calculator for
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Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculation for plot in Gurugram As per local Building Bye Laws

Step 1: Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Gurugram 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 0.83. The table shown below is only applicable for plots in Gurugram.

Area of Gurugram
Plot (sq. meter)
Permissible Ground
Coverage %
Real FARPurchasable FARTotal
501 and Above6010080180

Step 2: To take an example, say, your plot size is 200 sq. yards. Convert 200 sq. yards to sq. meters by multiplying it by 0.83. After conversion 200 sq. yards comes out to be 167 sq. meters.

For a 167 sq. meters plot in Gurugram the Real FAR is 145 and Total FAR after considering the purchasable FAR is 198 (as checked from the table).

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. yards in Gurugram = (200*198*9)/100 = 3564 sq. ft.

(Factor of 9 has been used to convert plot size from sq. yards to sq. ft.)

Step 3: If you are planning to consume the full FAR of your plot in Gurugram then according to the Gurugram Bye Laws you can build a maximum of 4 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 3564/4 = 891 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.