While the FAR is kept at 1.2 in central localities of Ahmedabad, it goes to as high as 1.8 on the city outskirts. When compared to other major cities, FAR limit in this Gujarat city, however, is much lower.
The vertical growth in Bangalore, India’s information technology capital, has been kept between 1.75 and 3.35, depending on the area, plot size and road width. Localities in this Garden City are divided into three categories: intensely developed, moderately developed and sparsely developed. The city development authority has separate FAR norms for integrated townships.
In Chennai, FAR ranges between 1.5 and 2 under the Chennai Second Masterplan, 2026. For all ordinary buildings, the FSI is 1.5, while it is 2 for high-rises.
While the national capital has imposed no FAR restriction on group housing, FSI within the city is kept between 1.2 and 3.5 under the Delhi Master Plan 2021. Plots in the influence zones and Metro corridors of the city are allowed a higher FSI under the Master Plan. An FSI of 4 is allowed for redevelopment projects.
According to the Haryana Urban Development Authority’s official website, while the permissible FAR ranges between 1 and 1.45, the maximum permissible floor area ratio for industrial setups is kept at 1.25. The FAR in public buildings is kept at 1.5.
The Telangana government has yet to put in place norms relating to vertical growth limit. This is the reason why there is no fixed FAR in Hitech city, Hyderabad.
Known for its ancient British Raj structures, ‘City of Joy’ Kolkata allows an FSI between 1.5 and 2.5 under the New Town Kolkata Building Rules, 2009. The varied limit applies depending on the land use, road width, density, etc.
The financial capital of India is divided into two parts, the island city, and the suburbs. While the permissible FSI is 1.33 in the former part, it varies between 0.5 and 1 in the suburbs. For developing plots for the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), FSI of 2.5 is allowed, and this may include other incentives, too, if it is a redevelopment project.
A city that has seen a huge migration over the past decade, a higher vertical growth is allowed when compared to the national capital. In Noida and Greater Noida, FAR ranges between 2.75 and 3.5.
According to the Draft Development Control Regulations for Development Plan Pune, the city allows FSI between 1.5 and 2.5, depending on various factors. A much higher FAR of 5.5 is permissible for slum redevelopment projects.