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M~narashtra Regional & Town Planning Act, 1966 . • Sanction to modification to the Development Control Regulation for Greater Mumbai 1991 Under Section 37( lAA)(C)of the said Act.
GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA

Urban Development Department, Mantralaya, Mumabi 400 032. Dated: 6th January, 2012.
NOTIFICATION

No. CMS 4311/452/CR-58/2011/UD-ll: Whereas, the Development Control .Regulations for Greater Mumbai, 1991 (hereinafter referred to as "the said Regulations") have been sanctioned by Government in Urban Development Department, under section 31(1) of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966 (hereinafter referred to as "the said Act'")vide Notification No. DCR -1090jRDPjUD-ll, dated the 20th February, 1991 to come into force with effect1fromthe 25th March, 1991. I And whereas, it is noticed that, in the last twenty years, the Municipal Corporation of Gr. Mumbai (hereinafter: referred to as the "the said Corporation") as well as Gevt. have carried out numbers of modifications to various provisions of the said regulations and have also added number of regulations. These modifications were carried out to implement various policies of the Govt./the said Corporation formulated from time to time. Some of the provisions were amended as a result of recommendations made by the various committees, appointed by the State Government. Some amendments were made due to the court decisions. The amendments were done with a view to have effective implementation of the provisions of the said regulations for the benefit of the public at large. (hereinafter referred to as "the said modified Regulation"). Amendments to the said Regulation Nos. 33(5),33(7),33(9) and 33(10) fall in such categories of amendments. Gevt. has c8rrled out amendments to the said Regulation by adding few more regulations, so as to meet with requirements of various departments of Govt., Corporation and other users so as to make the said Regulation more user friendly. And whereas, it is seen that no major or for that matter even minor modifications have been done to the provisions of the said Regulation No.35, which deals with exemption of somd structures/features from FSI computations. Similarly provisions of the .said Regulation Nos. 43 and 44, which deal with the fire prevention/protection measures have also remained untouched. ~ And whereas, the said Corporation has submitted its detailed report vide its letter No. MiscfAf8279 dated the 13/7/2011 to the Government for modification to provisions of the said Regulations specifically dealing with exemption from FSI computation and fire, protection measures (hereinafter referred to as "the said proposed modificatiorls").

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dt. published in Maharashtra Government Gazette (Extraordinary) dt.And whereas. And whereas. The said notice was also published hi news paper. therefore.. AI. the 01/08/2011 and the corrigendum to it. vide his letter dated the 21/7/2011 to invoke the provisions of Section 37(1AA)of the said Act. dated the 25 July 2011 ( hereinafter refer to as "the said notice" ) for inviting suggestion/ objection from any person with respect to the said modification and appointed Deputy Director of Town Planning. the Government is of the opinion that the said modification shall be sanctioned with some changes . 2368. the 28/09/2011. the schedule referred to as (A)above shall be added~ By order and in the name of Gove~~~arashtra.ldwhereas . after considering the report of the said officer.doc . to Development Control Regulation of Greater Mumbai 1991 (nlOre specifically described in the schedule attached herewith). Maharashtra State thereon. daily namely" Mid day" dt. I B) Fixes the date of publication of this Notification in the Government Gazette as the date of coming into force of this Notification. the said notice was published in the Maharashtra Government Gazette (Extraordinary) dt. the 31/10/2011 . in· exercise of the power:s conferred under section 37(1AA)(C) the said Act. amendments are required to be implemented expeditiously. Now. the 03/08/2011. after the last entry. Misc/A/8279 dated the 13/7/2011 that the Govt. And whereas. Brihanmumbai as an officer under section 162 of the said Act (hereinafter referred to as • -the said officer") to submit the report to Govt after serutinizing the suggestion / objections on the said proposed modifications and say of the said Municipal Corporation. may issue the suitable directives so as to give effect to the above amendments and to take expeditious action in public interest under section 37 of the said Act and also requested Govt. C) Directs the said Corporation that. the Government had issued notice No. is satisfied that in the public interest it is necessary to carry out urgently the said proposed modification and the said proposed modification will not change the character of the Development Plan of the said Corporation. say of th~ said Corporation and after consultation of the Director of Town Planning. the Government hereby::' of A) Sanctions the said modification. D:\NOTIFICATION\DCR Mumbai Modification \noticeDCRmodiIication. the said officer has submitted his report to the Government through the ~irector of Town Pla. Maharashtra State. the Municipal Commissioner of the said Corporation has requested vide letter No.CMS-4311/452/CR58/2011/ UD-11.-ldoc. in the schedule of modification sanctioning the said Regulation. vide letter No. the Govt. And whereas. I (Raj~: -Habde) Under Secretary to Government. . And whereas..nnmg. suggestions / objections received from general public.

29 29(6) (e) For multi-storeyed.6 m.Regulation No. For a building with height of 24 m. subject to the requirements of the Fire Brigade Authorities. for a ~ommercial building upto a height of 24 mt. the width of the exterior open space as given in this Regulations may be reduced to one-fifth of the height of the building subject to a minimum of 3. 2012) Modification to D. high rise and special building~.5 m. such exterior open space shall be 6 mt. for a commercial building subject to a maximum of 12 m. 43(1) shall apply. in respect of residential building and 4. For a building with height of 24 m or more such exterior open space shall be minimum 6 m or more. In respect of residential building and 4. subject to the requirements of the Fire Brigade Authorities.C. .5 m. no.C. Dated: 6th January. the provisions as stipulated in Regulation No. or more. Reaulation No. the width of the exterior open space as given in these Regulations may be reduced to a minimum of 3. . 29(1)(f) Add the following new clause in D. Sanctioned provision Where a room does not derive light and ventilation from an exterior open space.6 m.29(1 )(f) Regulation Existing provision Where a room does not derive light and ventilation from an exterior open space. CMS~311/4521CR-58/2011IUD11.SCHEDULE (Accompaniment to notification no.

A cantilevered and 130(ii)(b) unenclosed canopy over common entrance and each common staircase not more than 5. above ground level.5 m. Covered parking spaces at least 7.5 m long and at least 2. The outer edge of the canopy shall be at least 1.5 m. subject to Regulation no. in relation to the floor level. away from any access road.Reaulation No. subject to Regulations 36. from the plot boundary.C. 36 (5)(d) A cantilevered and unenclosed canopy over common entrance and each common staircase not more than 5. Existing provisions Prop posed Reg. 2 . Features permitted in open spaces:- Certain features may be permitted in the prescribed open spaces as enumerated below:Existing Reg.5 m. from the plot boundary. in relation to the floor level.5 m long and at least 2.5 m. multistoreyed or high rise or spedal buildings.3D are as under:30. not more than 5. away from any access road. no.no Sanctioned provisions 30(i)(b) 30(ii)(b) Covered parking spaces at 3D(i)(b) least 7.C.5 m.30 The modifications proposed in the D.3 m. above ground level with level difference of 0. from the boundary.2 m. in length parallel to the main building in front of common entrance only and except rear open space with level difference of 0. from the plot boundary.5 m. in length parallel to the main building in front of common entrance only and except rear open space. The Commissioner may permit canopies of larger size in public. not more than 5. The outer edge of the canopy shall be at least 1. 30(ii) (c) An unenclosed porch open I 30(ii)(c) on three sides. No part of such porch shall be less than 1.Regulation No.5 m.2 m.5 m. The Commissioner may permit canopies of larger size in public multistoreyed or high rise or special buildings.D. An unenclosed porch open on three sides.3 m. No part of such porch shall be less than 1.

sun-breaker etc. shall be permissible upto 0.30(ii)(e) shade. which will reduce the width of the required open space. shall be permissible.2 m. which will reduce the width of the required open space to less than 2.75 mt from the balcony or gallery face with a level difference of 0.mts. weather 130(ii)(f) a balcony or gallery. may be allowed. No ornamental projection.3 mt.7Smt. from the face of the building.3 m.3 mt. Chajja. sun-breaker. in relation to the floor level. at lintel level only projecting not more than 1. where marginal distances are less.3 m. shall reduce the width of the required open space to less than 2.5 m. from the face of the building. weather shade.mts. in relation to the floor level. cornice. to less than 2. No chajja. Cornice.45 m. cornice.2 m. However in case of redevelopment of cessed building. A chajja. sun breaker or other ornamental projections etc. weather shade. sun breaker or other ornamental projections etc. chajja projection maximum up to 0. 30(ii)(e) (ii) 30(ii)(f) shade and sun-breaker over (i) A chajja. its projection not exceeding from the balcony or gallery face with level difference of 0. Further. No chajja. in Gaothan areas for the plots adm.5 m.5 m. cornice. its projection not exceeding 0. shall be permissible. Further Chajja. from the face of the building. upto 250 sq. shall be permissible upto 0. Cornice. sun-breaker over a balcony or gallery. flower beds etc. in Gaothan area for the plots adm.2 m. Weather Shade. sun-breaker and 130(ii)(e) cornice. weather shade. A chajja. Upto 250 sq. flower beds etc. where marginal distances are less. projecting not more than 1. chajja projection maximum up to 3 . cornice. A chajja. weather shade. cornice. Weather Shade. weather (0 other ornamental projection projecting not more than 1. However and/or ornamental projection over a balcony or gallery may be allowed to project upto 0. sun-breaker or other ornamental projection etc. The ornamental projection. However in· case of redevelopment of cessed building.

75 mt.or 4 . 0. The balcony 0. or exceeding m.45 Ornamental allowed.(ii) from the gallery projection 30(ii)(f) balcony . may be projection. its not gallery.a bed over flower etc.

While working out total existing built up area.potential. The premium for the area of the staircase and lift-well will be recovered after working out the area of the staircase and lift-well in the proposed building minus area of the existing staircase. Provided further that where the permiSSible FSI has not been exhausted in the case of existing buildings and cases decided by the Corporation prior to coming into force of these Regulations. Provided that in the wards of the Island City such exclusion from FSI computation will be available' in respect of buildings to be constructed or reconstructed only.35 (2). the exclusion from FSI computation as in these Regulations will be available for construction of balance. r • Provided further that the reconstruction scheme under Development Control Regulations No. This regulation shall be substituted by regulation 35(2) and 35(3) as stated below:35(2) i) Ii) The following shall not be counted in FSI Areas of structures permitted in recreational open space under clause (g) of sub-Regulation (1) of Regulations 23. Areas covered by features permitted in open spaces as listed in Regulation 30 except for regulation 30(i) (b). 33(6) such exclusion will be permissible as per guidelines here under: i. if any 5 . ii. the built-up area of existing staircase will not be taken into account.35(2) ivy Areas covered by staircases/ lift we{ls including lobbies as specified.C.. basement and floors exclusively used for parking and other ancillary users as permitted in this regulation No. 30(il) (e) (ii) and 30(ii) (f) (Ii). the same being not available for existing buildings or proposals decided by the Corporation prior to coming into force of these Regulations. staircase/ lift wells and passages in stilt. lift-well etc.35 (2) (iii) with special written permission of the Cdmmissioner subject to payment of premium. iii) Areas covered by staircase rooms.Regulation No. excluding those covered under D. lift rooms above topmost storey.

Canopy [vide sub-Regulation (21) of Regulation 38J. 38(9) Ov) (b . as provided in sub regulation no. Area of a covered passage of clear width not more than 1.{/ary uses as permnted in regulation No. where entire parking is proposed by mechanical/automatic FSI as vehicle holding area. Provided. means. weather shade. if no vacant land is available the Commissioner'may permit the structures with dimensions to be approved by him for such effluent treatment plant on 10 per cent amenity open space. the additional p'arking to the extent of 25% of the required parking may be permitted with permission of the Commissioner without payment of premium. projecting not more than 1. upto 250 sq.) leading from a lift exit at terrace level to the existing staircaSE 6 . 'sun-breaker over a balcony 01 gallery. cornice. Further Chajja. in the case of an existing industry.3 mt.52m (5ft.v) vO Area of the basement· used exclusively for parking and other anc. sun breaker or other ornamental projections etc.2 m. 30 Oi) (e)(i). electi:ic substations. from the face_of the building as provided in sub regulation no. cornice.J Porches [vide sub-Regulation (20) of Regulation 38J.mts A chajja. sun-breaker. Area covered by new lift and passage thereto in an existing buildin~ with a height upto 16m.c . Gaothan area for the plots adm. Cornice. as per the requirementf of the Maharahstra Pollution Control Board or other relevant authorities: Provided. in . however. shall be permissible upto 0. additional parking to the extent of 10% of the required parking shall be permitted free of vii) Area of one office room of a co-operative housing society or apartment owners association as provided in sub-Regulation (11) of I Regulation 38.& e). viii) ix) x) xi) Lofts [vide sub-Regulation (5) of Regulation 38.36. Provided further in non-residential building. Area of structures for an effluent treatment plant as required to be provided. in the Island City [vide clause (iv) of sub· Regulation (19) of Regu!ations 38J . however. r xii) xiii) xiv) xv) xvi) A chajja. Area of covered parking spaces as provided in sub-Regulation (5) (a) of Regulation No. at lintel level only. 30 (ii)(f)(i) Area covered by pump rooms. weather shade.d. Weather Shade.

35(2) shall be counted in FSI. 7 . h.C.2 Mtr. : iii.30m from building line for non-residential building.2 sq. 44(8) The refuge areas subject to D. parking floor level.5 m) Area of sanitary block for use of domestic servants engaged in the premises. Area covered by chimney. Area of the service ducts abutting Sanitary Block not exceeding 1.2 mt .xvii) so as to enable descend to lower floor in a building to reach tenements not having direct access to a new lift in a building without an existing lift. Housing Society or Apartment Owners Association as provided in sub-regulation 38(32). excluding at ground level as provided in D.Any passage by whatever name riot covered under D.Regulation no.C.mts at staircase mid-landing level and at stilt. in width.0 mts.8 mt. Area of one fitness centre for a Co-Op. Entrance lobbies in stilted portion. Open to sky swimming pool at the terrace above the top most storey or on the top most podium only.C. xxiii and xiv above shall be counted in FSI. In case of hIgh rise buildings higher width/size as per requirement and design approved by Commissioner but not exceeding 2. xxiv) xxv) xxvi) Note: i.Reg. not exceeding 2.regulation 30 (ii). elevated tanks (provided its height below the tank from the floor does not exceed 1. Open to sky swimming pool at any level other than (xxii) above. xiii. I ii. 44(7) Fire Check floor / Service Floor of height not exceeding 1. Ornamental projection of glass faqade/glazing not exceeding 0. xviii) xix) xx) xxi) xxii) xxiii) The fire chutes as provided under D..eightnot exceeding 7. Areas covered by the projections exceeding those specified in clauses xii.C. shall be counted in FSI.R.

Fire check floor / service floor of height exceeding Area of balconies as provided in sub regulation Niches below window sill. The ornamental projection. G. ix) x) xi) xii) " xiii) xiv) Area of one public telephone booth and one telephone exchange (PBX) room per building.00 sq. Stilt level. at top from v) vi) vii) viii) Area below open to sky swimming Mtr. meter room. The parking floor in excess of required parking under these regulations [35(2)(vi)}. I including I the voids. but accessible except open terrace above the top most storey and the part terrace constraints common staircase. Covered parking spaces as provided under Regulation no.8 mt. V-Sat. 36 (5)(d) Area of fire escape balcony as provided in regulation 44(5) Area of Sanitary block for the use of domestic servants engaged in the premises. unit room. projecting from the face of the building except at the terrace level. from floor level. 22 of Regulation 38. Transponders or similar IT related structure or equipment.35(3) i) The following shall be counted in: FSI. Routes. ii) iii) ivy Part / Pocket / Covered terraces.set room except provided in basement. Ornamental projection. Covered swimming pool. pool. 1. Area of a separate letter box room on the ground floor of residential and commercial buildings.5 Air condition plant room / Air handling D. most storey due to planning for whatever purpose. level. etc. I xv) Covered areas required on top terrace for antenna / dish antenna / communication tower used for Telecom (basic cellular or satellite I telephone) or ITE purposes. clearance "exceeding 1. xvi) in excess of 20. flower bed etc. other than at staircase mid-landing parking level. Deck parking inclusive of Car lifts and passages thereto on habitable floors: Driver's room / sanitary block on poplum and or parking floor. over a balcony or gallery I Area of one room for installation of telephone concentrators as per requirements of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam limited. flower beds. 8 xvii) xviii) .mts.

Explanatory Note:i) Where IOD/IOA has been granted but building is not completed. 9 .11 of Appendix-N of Development Control Regulation 1991. ii) For plots/ layouts.S. the Commissioner may.C. .Reaulation 3S( 4 > Compensatory Floor Space Index (FSI):Notwithstanding anything contained in the D.I. where 100 is granted for partial development. I.S. I.Regulations 32. iii) The fungible FSI is useable as regular FSI. 80% and 100% of the Stamp Duty Ready Recknor Rate.regulations no.e option of owner /developer.3. by special permission. the fungible compensatory F. the Ministry of Environment & Forests Notification issued from time to time. Provided further that such fungible compensatory FSI for rehabilitation component shall not be used for free sale component and shall be used to give additional area over and above eligible area to the existing tenants / occt/pants. Provided. the development in Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) areas shall be governed by.. this regulation shall apply only at th. 33 & 34. 33(5) and redevelopment proposal of existing buildings in suburbs and extended suburbs by availing TOR. consumed in existing structure shall be granted without charging premium. the fungible compensatory F. for Residential.33(9) & 33(10) excluding clause no. Provided in case of redevelopment under regulation 33(7).S. Add the followina new reaulation D. permit fungible compensatory Floor Space Index. admissible on rehabilitation component shall be granted without charging premium. admissible on F.C. that this regulation shall be applicable in respect of the buildings to be constructed or reconstructed only. Provided. Industrial and Commercial development respectively. not exceeding 35% for residential development and 20% for Industrial/Commercial development. Provided further that redevelopment under D. by charging a premium at the rate of 60%. further. Note: The premium amount collected shall be kept in a separate Account to be utilized for infrastructure development. over and· above admissible Floor Space Index.C. this Regulation will apply for the balance potential of the plot.

C. podiums. (ii) Additional parking floor in excessof required parking shall be counted in FSI subject to the provision of D. Existing provision Sanctioned provision 36(5)(a) Parking Spaces: Where to be (5) Parking Spaces.non-residential building.Modification to D. or exclusively used for mandatory on upper floors. in provided. Note: (i) The deck parking inclusive of car lifts & passages thereto shall be counted in FSI. additi0'1al parking to the extent of 10% of the.C.· basements. required parking shall be permitted free of FSI as vehicle holding area.Reau/ation 36 Reg.35(2)(vi).R. parking. (iii) In . Where to be accommodated·The parking spaces accommodated-The may be provided. within its stilted (a) underneath the building. or on upper floors if within its stilted portion. 10 . where entire parking is proposed by mechanical/automatic means. in basements portion.No.parking spaces may be (a) underneath the building.

and that above it shall not be more than 1.I. away from the entrance. bathrooms. water closets. over shops. iii) The lofts in non-residential buildings shall be located at least 2 mts. shall be counted towards F. subject to (ii) below.2 m. habitable rooms. and (b) loft area shall not be counted towards F.I. 11 .S.5 m. habitable rooms.(1) Location and extent :-Lofts may be provided over kitchens. water closets and corridors within a tenement in residential building. in shops and in industrial buildings. 100 33 1/3 50 5 Industrial 33 1/3 Provided that (a) lofts in commercial or industrial buildings shall be located at least 2 m.Regulation No. and corridors within a tenement in residential buildings. corridor Shops with width upto 3m Shops with width exceeding 3m ill 25 Loft: .Proposed modification Reg. it shall be counted towards F.C.I. i) Location : Lofts may be provided over kitchens. over (percentage which to area of permitted room below) ill 1 2 (2) 3 4 Kitchen / habitable room Bathroom.•. away from the entrance. and in industrial buildings. bath-rooms.-The clear head-room under a loft shall not be less than 2.5 Ntr. ii) Height :The height of the loft shall not be more than 1.S. If it exceeds 1.No to D.5 Ntr. water closet. if exceeds 1.S.5 m.38 Sanctioned Provisions Existing Provisions 38(5) (5) Loft. (ii) Height. subject to the followin restrictions:Serial Rooms Coverage no.

2 (3) the 3.38(2) .: room.9 13.(ii) (ii) Height.6 roof. any telematic equipment storage erection fadlity can have a height as required for effective functionIng of that system Notwithstanding the above restrictions as stated In Table 19. room A/rconroom habitable Density High (a) (c) HousIng (b) . recording stui:Jios. I Occupanc y Minim um height meters) (in Maximum height (in meters) I ) room room.2 13.. for dnema/TV' films production. Any 4.(i) The minimum and maximum height of a habitable room shall be as given in Table 19 hereunder:(ii) Notwithstanding the above restriction as stated in Table 19. shooting.75 of dltioned written roof.9 1.(i)The minimum and maximum height of a habitable room shall be as given in Table 19 hereunder:(ii) Notwithstanding the above restriction as stated in Table 19.may category hotels greater 4. the 2. recording studios.2 permission greater (4) 3 subject may height (3)I of 12. Occupanc y Minim um height (In meters Maximum height (in meters) Sr' N o.9 of heightAssembly (4) in aI. I be 2. habitable Assembly (a)Any 1.6 and subject I education habitable Institution HabItable Derm~ above. editing. more height as required for their effective functioning shall be permitted TABLE 19 Hei ht of Habitable Room Hei ht of Habitable Room Sr N o. for cinema/1V films production. (b) in 'J I Housing Density (d) (c) 12 I ed gh (1 (d) Commlss/o Flat(2) I (1 permissionwritten to Star 2. editing. Commlssio the the nerner oermltted. . halls.75 : residential to 2. more height as required for their effective functioning shall be permitted TABLE 19 (ii) Height.4 13.. shooting..6 Flatbe 2. any telematic equipment storage erection facility can have a height as required for effective functioning of that system Notwithstanding the above restrictions as stated in Table 19.4 4.

6 3. (Hi) other requirements.9 room High Density Housing. Pitched roof (a) Any habitable 2. malls. Provided that. (average with 3. of 50% of the relevant floor area. In 2. (ii) in all occupancies.2 (average with 2. shall be deemed to have consumed an additional F. buildings. Provided that.75 3.75 (avera ge with 4. departme ntal stores.2 M at the 2. hazardous or storage occupand es. T. any height in excess of 4. except those included in Serial No.One full side of a habitable room must abut an exterior open space same as provided in subreaulation (9) of Regulation 29.1 M at the lowest point) Habitable room in High Density Housing.2 m.9 Mtr. entrance halls and lobbies to departme -nt stores and 2. any height in excess of 3. departme ntal stores. 13 . 1 (d) in the table above. 2.4m. (iii) other requirements.8 M at the lowest point).. buildings. industrial. e) Shops.I.2 M at the lowest point). I. ii)ln all occupancies except those included in Sr. shall be deemed to have consumed an additional FSI of 50 per cent of the relevant floor area. entrance halls and lobbies to departme -nt stores and assembly halls. ai.One full side of a habitable room must abut an exterior open space same as provided in sub-regulation (9) of Regulation "29. Pitched roof - (a) Any 2. (avera ge with (average with 3. hazardous or storage occupanci es.9 room (b) 2. at (average with 2.(i) the minimum clear head-way under any beam shall be (average with 2.2 3.T. assembly halls.S. I.4 m.0 M lowest at the point).aI. 1(d) in the Table above.9 habitable room 2.. lowest point).1 M at the lowest point) (average with 2.6 4. malls.7 M the lowest point). (b) Habitable 2. No. industrial.0 3. office buildings.0 M at the lowest point).(iJ the minimum clear head-way under any beam shall be 2.

1st basemeRt only by counting in F. shall be at least 1. (iv) Uses permitted .5m. set room. shall be cOfTJpliedwith. (c) air-conditioning equipment and other machines used for services and utilities of the building i (d) Parking spaces. if any. if any. the area of a porch upto 5. whichever is less.A porch. (c) Parking spaces. the area of a Dorch uDto 5. .3 m. (129 Letter Box Room: . It may be in one level or two.38(9)(i) Area and (9)Basement-(i) Extent. It may be at one level or more. in length (Darallel 38(9) (iv) (iv)Uses Permitted.5m.A basement may be put to the following uses only:(a) storage of household or other non-hazardous goods. (e) Effluent Treatment Plant. shall have a level difference of 0.A basement may be put to the follOWing uses only : (a) (i) Storage of household or other non hazardous goods. (20) Porch. suction tank. (20) Porch. (e) Electric sub-station (which will conform to required safety requirements) : Provided that user strictly ancillary to the principal user may also be permitted in a basement. The open space from the oth~r boundaries of the plot shall not. bank lockers or safe deposit vaults. ii) .The total area of any basement shall not exceed twice the plinth area of the building or the area of the plot. in length (parallel to the main building) shall not be counted towards 14 . (b) Air conditioning equipment AHU and other machines used for services and utilities of the buildIng. safety (including fire safety). shall be at least 1. pump room Provided that the users mentioned at Ca) above shall be permitted in the. be provided on the ground floor of residential and commercial buildings with five and more storeys to the satisfaction of the Commissioner. subject to the follOWing conditions : i) . (9)Basement-(i) The basement shall not be constructed in the required front open space under DCR 29.S.A porch. All the planning standards (particularly as regarding parking) should be strictly adhered to.5 m clear of the plot bou{1dary.5 m clear of the plot boundary. bank lockers or safe-deposit vaults.A letter box of appropriate dimensions shall. All requirements regarding access. I.G. ventilations etc... (d): D. (ii) Store rooms. in relation to the. I 38(12) 38(20) (12) Letter Box: . (b) store rooms. meter room and Electric sub station (which will conform to required safety reqLirements) . level of the floor.5 Mtr.A separate letter box room or otherwise of appropriate dimensions shall be provided on the ground floor of resipential and commercial builping..be less than 1.

(22) Balcony :. (Ii) Balconies may be allowed to be enclosed with written permission of the Commissioner. may be permitted over each entrance and staircase. hotel and public buildings.5m in the front. one-third of the area of their faces shall have louvers glass shutters or grills on the top and the rest of the area except the parapet shall have glazed shutters. in relation to the.d reckoned from that line to the balcony's outermost edg~. When balconies are enclosed. (21) Canopy :.2 m. hotel and public buildings.(i) No balcony shall reduce the minimum marginal open space to less than 3 mt.5 m is maintained between the plot boundary and the outer edge of the canopy. 15 to the main building) shall not be counted towards PSI. A parapet wall 0. hotel and public buildings. The Commissioner may permit larger canppies for mercantile. .A cantilevered and un-enclosed canopy may be permitted over each entrance and staircase. The width of the balcony will be measured perpendicular to the building line and reckoned from that· line to the balcony's outermost edge.3 m. or in a purely residential building in any other zone.5 m is maintained between the plot boundary and the outer edge of the canopy. excluding the ground and terrace floors. in height is permissible over a porch.In any residential zon~ (R-1) and residential zone with shop line (R-2). of an area not more than 10 per cent of the area of the floor from which such balcony projects subject to the following conditions :.FSI.23m. The Commissioner may permit larger porches for mercantile. at the·rear and sides and 1. The minimum clear height of the canopy shall be 2. in height is permissible over a porch. if a clear distance of at least 1. 38(21) (21) Canopy :. excluding the ground and terrace floors.(I) No balcony shall reduce the minimum marginal opef7 space to less than 3 mt. A parapet wall 0. at the rear and sides and 1. The Commissioner may permit larger porches for mercantile. The width of the balcony will be measured perpendicular to the building line an. 38(22) (22) Balcony :In any residential zone (R-1) and residential zone with shop line (R-2).5m in the front. The minimum clear height of the canopy shall be 2. or in a purely residential building in any other zone. if a clear distance of at least 1.2 m.A cantilevered and un-~nclosed canopy with level difference of 0.23m. floor level. balconies may be permitted free of FSI at each floor. of an area not more than 10 per cent of the area of the floor from which such balcony projects subject to the conditions that :. (ii) The balcony may be enclosed. balconies may be permitted at ~ach floor.

. The podium shall be used for tIle parking of vehicles.Regulatlon 38(18). D.Regulation 43(1) on one side whereas on other side and rear side it shall not be less than 1.C. The podium provided with ramp may be permitted in one or more level. The recreational space prescribed in D. Podium shall not be permitted in required front open space.C. Adequate area for Drivers rest rooms and sanitary block may be permitted on podiums by counting In FSI. vii. podium not provided with ramp but provided with two car lifts may be permitted in one or more level.C. vi. Such podium may be extended beyond the building line In consonance with provision of .mt or more.Regulation 23 may be provided either at ground level or on open to sky podium. iv.New Regulati 38 (34):i.5 m from the plot boundary. Podium on A podium may be permitted in plot admeasuring 1500 sq. v. However. total height not exceeding 9 mt above ground level. Ramps may be provided In accordance with D. viii. ii. total height not exceeding 24 m above ground level. 16 . iii.

ProYided. For this purpose. the provisions of part IV: Fire Protection Chapter. shall have clear open space of 9 m at ground level. For this purpose. no. shall apply. and having height more than 24 m. 17 .shall apply.The planning design and construction of any building shall be such as to ensure safety from fire. unless otherwise specified in these Regulations. (AJ For proposal under regulations 33('. Sanctioned provisions 43(1) General:The planning design and construction of any building shall be . at least. accessible from road side. 43 (1) Existing provisions General . at least one side.dal buildings. Provided further that in case of redevelopment proposals under DCR 33(7) . one side other than road side. The approach to the building and open spaces on all sides up to 6 m width and their layout shaH conform to the requirements of the Chief Fire Officer.5mt open space will be deemed to be adequate. These open spaces shall be free of any obstruction and shall be motorable. accessible from road side.Proposed amendment In relevant regulations applicable to Fire Fighting Requirements Reg.. They shall be capable of taking weight of a fire engine weighing up to 18 tonnes. For multistoried. the provisions of part IV : Fire Protection Chapter. shall have dear open space of 6 m at ground level. additional provisions relating to fire protection contained in Appendix VIII shall also apply. unless otherwise specified in these Regulations.7) and 33(10).Mts. 1. . Buildings having height more than 24 m upto 70 m.mt. high rise and special buildings. (B)' For the proposals other than (A).above (a). National Building Code. high rise and spe. National Building Code. for plot size upto 600 sq. For multistoried. In case of rehabilitation / composite buildings on plots exceeding 600 Sq. additional provisions relating to fire protection contained in Appendix VIII shall also apply.such as to ensure safety from fire. If the building abuts another road of 6m or more this condition shall not be insisted.

Industrial and storage buildings : 30 m. however. business. if podium is proposed it shall not extend 3m beyond building line so as to have clear open space of 6m beyond pod/um. No ramps for the podium shaJl be provided in these side open spaces.The travel distance to an exit from the dead end of a corridor shall not exceed half the distance specified above. the exits shall be as remote from each other as possible: Provided that for all multi-storeyed high rise and special buildings.. if podium is proposed it shall not extend 3m beyond building line so as to have clear open space 6m beyond podium. mercantile. Courtyard / ramp / podium accessible to fire appliances shall be capable of taking the load up to 48 tonnes. the exits shall be as remote from each other as possible: Provided that. subject to the provisIon under D. a minimum of two enclosed type staircases shall be Drovided. Regulation 44(S)(a) for all multi-storeyed high .43(2) (t) (ii) Assembly. at least one 18 Provided.. any obstruction & shall be motorable. Industrial and storage buildings : 30m. Provided. Note. (c). further. then above restriction shall not apply. Pro'!ided. When more than one exit is required on a floor. where podium is accessible to fire appliances by a ramp. where podium is accessible to fire appliances by a ramp then above restriction shall not apply. further.The travel distance to an exit from the dead end of a corridor shall not exceed half the distance specified above.C. at least two sides. shall have dear open space of 9 m at ground level. (b) Buildings having height more than 70 m. Assembly. accessible from road side. Note. business. When more than one exit is required on a floor.. (d) "Theseopen spaces shall be free fro". Provided. mercantile. however.

it will not be account in calculating the nec. and shall have a railing parapet of 1. open spa.10 meters height on external sides. more than 24 m.I.essary if. 19 cms·. .staircases. a exterior.ce or to any open place of saf~ty. (b). at safety.5 (g)They shall be provided me~ers width shall be provided at with handrails at a height not less than 90 cms the' perip/:1eryof every floor level am:fshall be connected to staircase above the tread.both the staircases shall materials. shall be provided with two leading to the fire escape. and· J (c) Entrance to them shall be (ii) If floor area on any floor does separate and remote from the internal not.44(5) of them opening directly to the rise and special buildings. The number of (B) Rre Escapebalcony: risers shall be limited to (a) For industrial buildings. (d) Routes to the fire escape enO/osed type having mInimum shall be free of width of 1. a fire 16 per flight. however. following: (a) They shall be taken into Provided. and m additional staircase shall be they should conform to the necessary. evacuation time of a (i) Travel distance does not exceed building.exceeds500 sq mtrs Note: These staircases shall be of staircase. The flight not less than 75 cm staircase shall be as remote as wide with 15 cms treads and risers not more than possible. open minimum of two enclosed type space or to any open place of staircases shall be provided. high rise and (a) In case of multistoreyed special buildings shall be residential buildings having heIght provided with fire escape stairs. Fire Escape or external stair: 44(5) (A) Additional StaircaseMultistoreyed. each hav.S. obstruction at all times.. as i mentioned in sub regulatIon (b) All of them shall be directly connected to the (2)(ii)( t )(i & ii) of regulation 43 ground. to an interior. to an interior. which shall have the endosed type .5 mt. open & terminate at ground floor (f) They shall have a straight or to any other place of safety. Buildings having height 70 m except for a door way or more. (b). . esCapebalcony not exceeding 1.ingwidth not less than 2. (e) They shall be constructed (c): Whenever two staircases are of non-combustible nec-essary. least one of them opening directly to the exterior. required fire resistance. and less than 70 which will be free of F.0 m. Fire escape balcony to the I 19 .

Refugearea: (a) (I) The refuge area shall be pr:ovided within building line at floor level. d) It shall not be counted in FSI. Thereafter.C. and will be free of FSI.0 sq.0 m. Each refuge area at mid-landing shall have a minimum width of 3!0 mts and minimum area of 10. (b)· Notwithstanding dause (a) for buildings having height upto 70 mts. Refuge areas can be provided as R. or 1st habitable floor. c) It shall have a minimum area of 15 sq m and minimum width of 3. (ii) In case of multistoreyed & high rise buildings having height more than 30 mts. as an alternate. buildings other than residential occupancy shall be decided by Chi~f Fire Officer. Note: . the refuge area shall be provided at every 7th habitable floor. cantilever projections at the alternate mid-landing level of staircase. b) It shall be on the external walls as a cantilevered projection or In any other manner. (ii). It shall be provided with wall type sprinklers at every floor level. whichever is higher. free of FSI. The refuge area shall be 4% of the habitable floor area it serves.mts for residential and 15 sq. at least one refuge area shall be provided on the floor immediately above 24 m.44(7) -Refuge area: a) In multi storyed and high rise buildings. the excess area shall be counted in FSI.Fire Escape balcony shall be counted in FSI. the terrace floor of the 20 . (c): Requirement of Fire Escape Balcony (i) lt shall always be kept free from obstructions & no partitions shall be erected.. height. first refuge area shall be provided at 24 mt. (c)iIn case of multistoreyed & high rise buildings upto 30 mts. If it exceeds 4%. C.mts for non-residential buildings.

44(8) New Reg. 44 (9) Fire Check Floor A high rise building having height more than 70 m. (B) For High rise building having height more than 70 mt.. Height of the fire check floor shall 21 . (iif) One side of the shaft shall be at external face of the building with proper ventilation. (ii) Walls of the shaft shall have 4 hours fire resistance. 44(8) Fire Escape Chutes/ Controlled Lowering Device for evacuation :(A)(i) High rise building having height more than 70 mt.5 m X 105m.. Alternatively. "Controlled Lowering Device for evacuation" or "External Evacuation System" as approved by CFOshall be provided. (vi) The fire chute shall be of staggered type with landing of each section at the vertical height of not more than 21 m. ~hall necessarily be provided with fire escape chute shaft/s for every wing adjacent to staircase. (vJ The access to the fire escape chute's shaft shall be made at alternate floor level from staircase mid-landing with self-closing door having fire resistance of at least one hour.New Reg. shall be provided with fire check floor (entire floor) at every 70 m level. 44(9) building shall be treated as the refuge area. (Iv) The dimension of the shaft shall not be less than 2.

umbrances and encroachments at all times.8 mts. Fire Drenchers shall be provided at the periphery of the each fire check floor externally. Periphery of the Fire Check floor shall not be enclosed. Th~ fire check floor shall not be used for any purpose and· it shall be: the responsibility of the o wf'}er/occupier to maintain the same clean and free of enc. 22 .not be more than 1.

( Rajendra Habde ) Under Secretary to Government.19 to be added to Appendix VIII (Regulation 43) Appendix VITI (19) i) Manner of providing refuge area : a) The refuge area shall be so located that it shall preferably face the access road/s or otherwise face the wider open space on the side of the building perpendicular to the main access road. .case/s to the terrace floor shall have louvers at top half portion of the door. d) The refuge area shall be provided with railing / parapet of 1. e) R. covering shall be provided above the topmost cantilever refuge area. f) The refuge area shall have a door which 'shall be painted or fixed with a sign in luminous paint mentioning "REFUGE AREA" g) The lift/s shall not be permitted to open into the refuge areas. if) Useof refuge area : a) The refuge area shall be earmarked exclusively for the use of occupants as temporary shelter and for the use of Fire Brigade Department or any other organization dealing with fire or other emergencies when occur in the building and also for exercises/drills if conducted by the Fire Brigade Department. :fP' 23 . c) The cantilevered refuge area shall necessarily be of RCCType . . b) The cantilevered Refuge area on cantilever will be permissible at the midlanding of the staircase only.20 mt.The following additional clause no.C.The entrance doors to the terrace shall be painted or fixed with sign painted in luminous paint mentioning "REFUGE AREA". b) The access door/s from the enclosed stair.C. All other refuge areas shall be within the building line only. b) The refuge areas shall not be allowed to be used for any other purPose and it shall be the responsibility of the owner/occupier to maintain the same clean and free of encumbrances and encroachments at all times. Iii) Facilities to be provided at refuge area a) Adequate emergency lighting facility shall be provided. h) The refuge area provided within building line shall be accessible from common passage/ staIrcase. ivy Terrace floor as a refuge floor: a) The necessary fadlities such as emergency lighting. drinking water etc I shall be provided.