Ramesh Singla, president of Gurugram Home Developers and Plot Owners’ Association, said, “It is a great move by the department as it has allowed construction in 20 sq metre area in stilt, but it should be free from FAR, because it is part of amenities.”
“At present, only stilt parking and basements are excluded from the calculation of FAR. We are demanding that lifts and staircases are also excluded as these, too, are in common areas,” he said.
Singla said “many buildings were sealed in the past, where the property owners had carried out construction in the stilt parking area. “This move will offer the much-needed relief to developers and property owners, who have long been facing difficulty in arranging accommodations for guards and attendants on the premises.”
Batth said those structures, constructed as per old norms, can now apply to the department. “We may permit additional construction after reviewing the structure and issue a fresh occupation certificate,” he added.