### Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculation for residential plots in Delhi as per SDMC Building Bye Laws

**Step 1:** Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Delhi from the table below. If you have the plot size in sq. yards then make sure to convert it to sq. m by multiplying it by 0.83. The table shown below is only applicable for plots in Delhi.

Area of Delhi Plot (sq. meter) | Max. Ground Coverage % | FAR | No. of Dwelling Units |
---|---|---|---|

Below 50 | 90* | 350 | 3 |

Above 50 to 100 | 90* | 350 | 4 |

Above 100 to 250 | 75** | 300** | 4 |

Above 250 to 750 | 75 | 225 | 6 |

Above 750 to 1000 | 50 | 200 | 9 |

Above 1000 to 1500 | 50 | 200 | 9 |

Above 1500 to 2250 | 50 | 200 | 12 |

Above 2250 to 3000 | 50 | 200 | 15 |

Above 3000 to 3750 | 50 | 200 | 18 |

Above 3750 | 50 | 200 | 21 |

**Step 2:** To take an example, say, your plot size is 300 sq. yards. Convert 300 sq. yards to sq. meters by multiplying it by 0.83. After conversion 300 sq. yards comes out to be 250 sq. meters.

For a 250 sq. meters plot in Delhi the FAR = 300 (as checked from the table).

**FAR = (Total area of all floors * 100)/ Plot Area**

Therefore, Total area of all floors = (FAR*Plot Area)/100

**Total area of all floors for 300 sq. yards = (300*300*9)/100 = 8100 sq. ft.**

(Factor of 9 has been used to convert plot size from sq. yards to sq. ft.)

**Step 3:** If you are planning to consume the full FAR of your plot in Delhi then according to the Delhi Bye Laws you can only build 4 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 8100/4 = 2025 sq. ft.

**Note:** Balconies, Stilt Parking, Basement, Lift Shaft & Mumty are excluded from Floor area ratio (FAR) calculations. This list is not exhaustive and certain areas may get added during finalisation of drawings

**Practical application of FAR**

The most practical way of defining the concept of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is through an example. FAR of 100 means that as a homeowner you can build a one story building on your plot or a two story building on half your plot. FAR of 200 means that you can build a two story building on your plot or a four story building over half of your plot, and so on.

**How does defining the FAR of a city benefit its citizens?**

Every city is just like a structure and therefore is constrained by the capacity it can withstand. If you go beyond this capacity then it can lead to various issues. FAR defines this load bearing capacity for a city to maintain general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.

### Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculation for plot in Gurgaon As per local Building Bye Laws

**Step 1:** Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Gurgaon from the table below. If you have the plot size in sq. yards then make sure to convert it to sq. m by multiplying it by 0.83. The table shown below is only applicable for plots in Gurgaon.

Area of Gurgaon Plot (sq. meter) |
Permissible Ground Coverage % |
Real FAR | Purchasable FAR | Total |
---|---|---|---|---|

1-75 | 66 | 165 | 33 | 198 |

76-100 | 66 | 165 | 33 | 198 |

101-150 | 66 | 145 | 53 | 198 |

151-200 | 66 | 145 | 53 | 198 |

201-250 | 66 | 145 | 53 | 198 |

251-350 | 60 | 125 | 55 | 180 |

351-500 | 60 | 120 | 60 | 180 |

501 and Above | 60 | 100 | 80 | 180 |

**Step 2:** To take an example, say, your plot size is 200 sq. yards. Convert 200 sq. yards to sq. meters by multiplying it by 0.83. After conversion 200 sq. yards comes out to be 167 sq. meters.

For a 167 sq. meters plot in Gurgaon the **Real FAR is 145** and **Total FAR after considering the purchasable FAR is 198** (as checked from the table).

**FAR = (Total area of all floors * 100)/ Plot Area**

Therefore, Total area of all floors = (FAR*Plot Area)/100

**Total area of all floors for 200 sq. yards in Gurgaon = (200*198*9)/100 = 3564 sq. ft.**

(Factor of 9 has been used to convert plot size from sq. yards to sq. ft.)

**Step 3:** If you are planning to consume the full FAR of your plot in Gurgaon then according to the Gurgaon Bye Laws you can build a maximum of 4 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 3564/4 = 891 sq. ft.

**Note:** Balconies, Stilt Parking, Basement, Lift Shaft & Mumty are excluded from Floor area ratio (FAR) calculations. This list is not exhaustive and certain areas may get added during finalisation of drawings

**Practical application of FAR**

The most practical way of defining the concept of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is through an example. FAR of 100 means that as a homeowner you can build a one story building on your plot or a two story building on half your plot. FAR of 200 means that you can build a two story building on your plot or a four story building over half of your plot, and so on.

**How does defining the FAR of a city benefit its citizens?**

Every city is just like a structure and therefore is constrained by the capacity it can withstand. If you go beyond this capacity then it can lead to various issues. FAR defines this load bearing capacity for a city to maintain general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.

### Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculation for plot in Noida As per local Building Bye Laws

**Step 1:** Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Noida from the table below. If you have the plot size in sq. yards then make sure to convert it to sq. m by multiplying it by 0.83. The table shown below is only applicable for plots in Noida.

Area of Noida Plot (sq. meter) | Max. Ground Coverage % | FAR |
---|---|---|

Below 50 | 75 | 180 |

Above 51 to 75 | 75 | 180 |

Above 76 to 120 | 75 | 180 |

Above 121 to 200 | 75 | 180 |

Above 201 to 300 | 75 | 180 |

Above 301 to 400 | 65 | 180 |

Above 401 to 500 | 65 | 180 |

Above 601 to 750 | 60 | 150 |

750 and Above | 60 | 150 |

**Step 2:** To take an example, say, your plot size is 300 sq. yards. Convert 300 sq. yards to sq. meters by multiplying it by 0.83. After conversion 300 sq. yards comes out to be 250 sq. meters.

For a 250 sq. meters plot in Noida the FAR = 180 (as checked from the table).

**FAR = (Total area of all floors * 100)/ Plot Area**

Therefore, Total area of all floors = (FAR*Plot Area)/100

**Total area of all floors for 300 sq. yards = (300*180*9)/100 = 4860 sq. ft.**

(Factor of 9 has been used to convert plot size from sq. yards to sq. ft.)

**Step 3:** If you are planning to consume the full FAR of your plot in Noida then according to the Noida Bye Laws you can only build 3 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 4860/3 = 1620 sq. ft.

**Note:** Balconies, Stilt Parking, Basement, Lift Shaft & Mumty are excluded from Floor area ratio (FAR) calculations according to the Noida Building Bye Laws. This list is not exhaustive and certain areas may get added during finalisation of drawings

**Practical application of FAR**

The most practical way of defining the concept of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is through an example. FAR of 100 means that as a homeowner you can build a one story building on your plot or a two story building on half your plot. FAR of 200 means that you can build a two story building on your plot or a four story building over half of your plot, and so on.

**How does defining the FAR of a city benefit its citizens?**

Every city is just like a structure and therefore is constrained by the capacity it can withstand. If you go beyond this capacity then it can lead to various issues. FAR defines this load bearing capacity for a city to maintain general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.

### Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculation for plot in Faridabad as per local Building Bye Laws

**Step 1:** Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Faridabad from the table below. If you have the plot size in sq. yards then make sure to convert it to sq. m by multiplying it by 0.83. The table shown below is only applicable for plots in Faridabad.

Area of Faridabad Plot (sq. meter) |
Permissible Ground Coverage % |
Real FAR | Purchasable FAR | Total |
---|---|---|---|---|

1-75 | 66 | 165 | 33 | 198 |

76-100 | 66 | 165 | 33 | 198 |

101-150 | 66 | 145 | 53 | 198 |

151-200 | 66 | 145 | 53 | 198 |

201-250 | 66 | 145 | 53 | 198 |

251-350 | 60 | 125 | 55 | 180 |

351-500 | 60 | 120 | 60 | 180 |

501 and Above | 60 | 100 | 80 | 180 |

**Step 2:** To take an example, say, your plot size is 200 sq. yards. Convert 200 sq. yards to sq. meters by multiplying it by 0.83. After conversion 200 sq. yards comes out to be 167 sq. meters.

For a 167 sq. meters plot in Faridabad the **Real FAR is 145 and Total FAR after considering the purchasable FAR is 198** (as checked from the table).

**FAR = (Total area of all floors * 100)/ Plot Area**

Therefore, Total area of all floors = (FAR*Plot Area)/100

** Total area of all floors for a 200 sq. yards plot in Faridabad = (200*198*90/100) = 3564 sq.ft.**

(Factor of 9 has been used to convert plot size from sq. yards to sq. ft.)

**Step 3:** If you are planning to consume the full FAR of your plot in Faridabad then according to the Faridabad Bye Laws you can only build 4 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 3564/4 = 891 sq. ft.

**Note:** Balconies, Stilt Parking, Basement, Lift Shaft & Mumty are excluded from Floor area ratio (FAR) calculations. This list is not exhaustive and certain areas may get added during finalisation of drawings

**Practical application of FAR**

The most practical way of defining the concept of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is through an example. FAR of 100 means that as a homeowner you can build a one story building on your plot or a two story building on half your plot. FAR of 200 means that you can build a two story building on your plot or a four story building over half of your plot, and so on.

**How does defining the FAR of a city benefit its citizens?**

Every city is just like a structure and therefore is constrained by the capacity it can withstand. If you go beyond this capacity then it can lead to various issues. FAR defines this load bearing capacity for a city to maintain general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.