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The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday issued an order to fix FSI [Floor Space Index] to 2.0 for all residential development in the state. This order by the State Government came after announcing the standard FSI.

Also, this move by the Tamil Nadu State Government is expected to increase the vertical development by making availability of an additional 33% built up area.

S Krishnan, Housing and Urban Development secretary said that the Government has examined the proposal made by CDMA [Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority] and has decided to accept the proposal along with few modifications. These modifications consider the relevance of per capita land availability and present FSI norms in Chennai, other Indian and global cities, apart from the impact of lesser FSI on city and housing for low-income people.

The member secretary of CMDA had sent a draft amendment proposal to the Tamil Nadu State Government for increasing 0.5 FSI and to increase the premium FSI of second master plan for Chennai Metropolitan Area, 2026.

The increased FSI of 2.0 is effective from October 1, 2018. Although, the increased FSI will not be applicable in eco-sensitive areas such as Aquifer Recharge Area, Red Hills Catchment Area and Coastal Regulation Zone, according to the order.

A same kind of order is issued for the areas that fall under the purview of the Commissioner of Town and Country Planning that covers rest of Tamil Nadu regarding increasing the FSI.