[mpisgmedia] FSI and TDR

i need to understand a very very basic thing (which might sound stupid as
well).. if someone could help..

what is floor space index (FSI) and transfer of development rights (TDRs)?
i am at present in mumbai and keep hearing and reading these terms in
newspapers.... to me FSI is comething like a goldmine which each
politicians builder etc wants to strike.. state government is being very
liberal in increasing FSI, especially in the name of housing the poor...
if u want to rebuild chawals and dilapidated buildings, increase FSI..
want to rehabilitate slumswallahs, increase FSI.. how does one calculate
it? Is it different from different areas? what is the logic in its
calculations and what can happen in a city like Mumbai if FSI merrily goes
on increasing at whims and fancies of politicians? like what happends if
FSI is increased from 1.5 to 2.5? or more? lastly what is this TDR?

i know i might be sounding stupid, but then journos are known for their
ignorance and incompetence..:)

nidhi

> Dear Gita,
>
>>> RTI applications : have just filed one concerning
> pollution, since I got hawa from Chief Secretary
> Reghunathan (from horse's mouth) that GNCTD is
> temporarily going back upon their avowals to redevelop
> non-conforming industrial clusters in accordance with
> s.11A notification of MoUD. The problem is bloody
> political as always, the industrialists had backed /
> financed the wrong political horses (all those
> dissidents and rebels) who are now making trouble for
> respected Shiela-ji and so to teach them lesson
> pliable bureaucracy is showing the danda to said
> not-so-poor industrialists who are forced to offer
> "extraneous consideration" to Govt of Delhi (as well
> cautioned against in concerned Judgement). 17 of the
> 23 considered clusters were up for planned
> redevelopment like last month, however these poor
> SME's and their workers and lakhs of families and
> children are being affected by political power play by
> these dissidents and RWA shenigans in BSES matters.
> Even the BJP has abandoned all their principles and
> has rushed to CVC asking for prosecution of
> Reghunathan and Shailaja Chandra in electricity scam -
> egged on by RWA vote banks who are questioning supply
> of electricity to industries - when it should be
> diverted to them. I am genuinely concerned that with
> Oct 7th deadline approaching, the irresponsible media
> will highlight the 1st anniversary of closure of
> industries and focus on those 3 persons martyred, and
> in the process affect the lives of so many unfortunate
> families trapped between the machinations of princes.
>
> Sarbajit
>
> --- Gita Dewan Verma <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> poonam thnx for the loose-talk by Anuj Dayal at ITPI
>>
>>
> http://mail.architexturez.net/pipermail/mpisgmedia/2005-August/000482.html
>> I adore the pride in punctuality by forging forth
>> without-waiting-for-approvals, refusing to show
>> tender
>> details to UoI, etc, and the no-budget for low-cost
>> publicity & advertising and lunches-dinners-n-gifts
>> for journos.
>> was bragging about hundreds-of-litigations-n-no-stay
>> a
>> statistic on Power-Point? I could make smug-planner
>> demand for errata! and maybe RTI application for
>> statistic re fees to senior counsel for winning (and
>> in case of the attempt to get court order for other
>> encroachment removal at shastri park, not-winning)
>>
>> more fun: Project Tiger has NOT cleared metroPD!
>> letter from interested investor to MoEF Secy re PPP
>> guidelines has returned reply from Project T saying
>> no-comment re Amusement tender. this is relevant
>> since
>> clearances claimed by DMRC are irrelevant :)
>>
>> Meanwhile:
>> Kerala cabinet has cleared yesterday DMRC proposal
>> for
>> Kochi metro on BOT
>>
> http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/01/stories/2005090109200100.htm
>> and
>> GoM has cleared cleared phase II of Delhi metro
>>
> http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/01/stories/2005090111770400.htm
>> (mildly noted is qutb elevated-corridor fuss-making
>> by, among other eminences, KT Ravindran, who was on
>> environment sub-group + general adviser for DMP2021;
>> also Project Tiger is now task-forced under Sunita
>> Narain who chaired DMP2021 environment sub-group.
>> this
>> is relevant, as DMP2021 land use plan has IT Park on
>> riverbed colored bright red).
>>
>>
>> --- on 29/08/01
>> --- Gita Dewan Verma <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> > My case against metro property development came up
>> > before Justice Nandrajog yesterday and has been
>> > listed
>> > for 19/10/05. The stay against DMRC tender for
>> > so-called temporary Amusement Park on 15 + 2.7 Ha
>> on
>> > the riverbed on extendable 15-year license is also
>> > extended till then.
>> >
>> > Meanwhile, Ahmedabad metro by 2010, on Delhi
>> lines:
>> >
>>
> http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=146125
>> > "THE State Government, which will in a month start
>> > the
>> > procedure for buying land for the Ahmedabad Metro
>> > Rail
>> > project, is currently working on finances for the
>> > project ... ...To be completed in two phases, the
>> > first phase is expected to be operational by 2010,
>> > while the second phase would be operational by
>> 2035.
>> > The Ahmedabad Metro Rail, which has been designed
>> on
>> > the lines of Delhi Metro Rail Project, is to be
>> > developed at an estimated cost of Rs 3,200 crores.
>> > The
>> > Delhi Rail Metro Corporation has submitted two
>> > project
>> > reports to the state government"
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --- on 26/08/05
>> > --- Gita Dewan Verma <m[email protected]>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I have a reply from MoEF to copy of my letters
>> > about
>> > > clearances claimed by DMRC in its
>> > counter-affidavit.
>> > > The proposals for metroPD on the riverbed were
>> not
>> > > submitted for clearance.
>> > > ----
>> > >
>> > > the hindu had a report on 25/08 saying kerala
>> > > cabinet
>> > > has cleared the kochi metro (on delhi pattern)
>> > >
>> >
>>
> http://www.hindu.com/2005/08/25/stories/2005082514280100.htm
>> > > ----
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > --- on 25/08/05
>> > > --- Gita Dewan Verma <[email protected]>
>> > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > We have filed yesterday the rejoinder in my
>> case
>> > > > against metro property development. It is
>> posted
>> > > > after
>> > > > the petition and the two applications at:
>> > > >
>> http://plan.architexturez.net/site/mpisg/p/metro
>> > > > Makes, on affidavit now, the case that our
>> > > > world-class-role-model is template not just
>> for
>> > > > world-class metro, but also for riding on it a
>> > > > third-class metroPD scam.
>> > > >
>> > > > -----
>> > > > Anyone knows if Kerala cabinet approved on
>> > > Wednesday
>> > > > the Delhi-metro-model? (I find its pace
>> > > astounding.
>> > > > Monday a high-level meeting discusses a
>> > photo-copy
>> > > > *funding-plan* for metro-by-2010 and schedules
>> > > > cabinet
>> > > > approval on Wednesday, clearances by October
>> 31,
>> > > > start
>> > > > of facilitating-law-making...) The next one in
>> > the
>> > > > race to 2010, we can assume, will be quicker
>> > > still.
>> > > > We
>> > > > will surely be world-class by 2010 at this
>> rate
>> > > > (what
>> > > > in is anyway fuzzy claim).
>> > > >
>> > >
>>
>>
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