FAR Calculator for
plot in Noida

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

Step 1: Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Noida 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 Noida.

Area of Noida Plot
(sq. meter)
Max. Ground
Coverage %
FAR
Below 5075180
Above 51 to 7575180
Above 76 to 12075180
Above 121 to 20075180
Above 201 to 30075180
Above 301 to 40065180
Above 401 to 50065180
Above 601 to 75060150
750 and Above60150

Step 2: To take an example, say, your plot size is 300 sq. yards. Convert 300 sq. yards to sq. meters by multiplying it by 0.83. After conversion 300 sq. yards comes out to be 250 sq. meters.

For a 250 sq. meters plot in Noida the FAR = 180 (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 300 sq. yards = (300*180*9)/100 = 4860 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 Noida then according to the Noida Bye Laws you can only build 3 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 4860/3 = 1620 sq. ft.

Note: Balconies, Stilt Parking, Basement, Lift Shaft & Mumty are excluded from Floor area ratio (FAR) calculations according to the Noida Building Bye Laws. 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.