Re: [mpisgmedia] FSI and TDR

Hi Nidhi,

I am not an architect / planner or any of those types
so let me explain my views on these things:-

1) "FSI" is the measure of how much the builder with
the help of his architect and in connnivance with the
various local authorities is able to "overbuild" on
his plot.

This is a highly technical matter so please dont get
confused by all the mathematics and building bye-laws
those professional people will try and confuse you
with.

2) "TDR" is a currency which is passed between
builders and the local authority(s) to allow the FSI
to be expanded. Since the power to create currency
vests with the Reserve Bank of India, people in
building industry have developed their own such
currency. It is printed on Telgi paper (very famous in
Maharashtra) with the blood of slum dwellers whose
properties are bulldozed using the presses of the
State. These lands which would otherwise be developed
with a normal residential FSI (see above) are then
transferred to mall developers (or other endangered
Tigers of Mumbai) and the unavailed residential FSIs
therein are sold (or traded) to allow 8 storey
co-operative societies to scrape the skies with their
30 floors. (Really Gita in Mumbai we do it so much
better).

3) Nidhi, so glad to know you are a journo. I do hope
its not for Gobar Times or similarly earthy
publications. I am most surprised to learn that people
at cseindia.org are admittedly ignorant or incompetent
:)


4) Gita, must clarify:- when i posted about
irresponsible media on RTI in a pollution matter,
didn't expect cse to pick up on it so fast :)

Sarbajit


--- Nidhi Jamwal <[email protected]> wrote:

> 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"
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
>
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