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Second master plan for chennai
Source : The Hindu Property Plus Published On : 2008-09-06 City : Chennai
Plan Features


• Population estimate of Chennai Metropolitan Area by 2026 is 126 lakh

• Housing needs estimated is 12.37 lakh units. Most of the housing needed is for the lower income

• Additional FSI of 0.25 to private promoters for LIG/EWS housing and reservation of 10 per cent of the land where the site exceeds one hectare for development with flat size not exceeding 45 sq m each, either within the site or in a separate site within a radius of 2 km.

•The developer or promoter can sell these small dwellings only for this purpose.

• Additional FSI of 0.25 in cases of special buildings and group developments with dwelling units each not exceeding 45 sq m in floor area


• To evolve a sustainable environmental policy for Chennai in line with the National Environment Policy

• “Land use and Environment Committee” to be constituted to monitor the implementation of environment policies .

• CRZ regulations to be strictly enforced.


• The lakes and water bodies will be protected from encroachments and existing encroachments to be removed .

• Critical areas subject to annual flooding for taking up remediation measures by local bodies.

• Pallikkaranai swamp and the Redhills catchment area to be protected.

• For each local body, a micro drainage plan is to be prepared .


Traffic and Transportation

• Priority for bus transit by reservation of lanes along major arterial roads

• To make transit system affordable to all segments of the commuting

• Running mini-buses between the railway stations, nearby bus transit corridors and residential areas.

• Introduce congestion pricing, hefty parking fees to discourage private vehicles

• Prohibit buses if the operators do not have parking of their own

• Review the adequacy of parking standards once in 5 years

Building Rules

FSI-Floor Space Index

• Additional FSI of 0.25 for all hospitals

• Premium FSI of 0.50 for non MSB and 1 for MSB

• Additional FSI of 0.25 for small building units not exceeding 480 sq. ft

• Balcony, fire escape, staircase, lift well, portico etc. excluded from FSI

• Higher FSI of 2 for special buildings and group developments with dwelling units not exceeding 75 sq m in floor area each in the MRTS influence area between Luz and Velachery

Multi-storeyed buildings

• Minimum extent of site for multi-storeyed buildings should not be less than 1500 square metres.

• Multi-storeyed building will be permitted with limitations on maximum FSI and maximum height of the building on a site abutting or gaining access from a public road of min. 12 m/15 m in width.

• Permitting MSB in the entire Chennai Metropolitan Area

• No height restrictions for the multi-storeyed buildings abutting roads of 100 feet width and above.


Special buildings

• Up to 6 dwelling units categorised as ordinary buildings instead of 4

• Special buildings will be permitted on plots abutting road width of 10 m.

• If the extent of the site is more than 1100 sq.m. special building for residential use will be permitted on 9m wide road.

•Special buildings up to 12 dwelling units on plots of 200 to 660 sq.m size will be permitted in 9m road

• No restriction on number of dwellings when site extent is 1100 sq m and above

Group Development

• In residential developments with dwelling units exceeding 100 in number, waste management infrastructure and a non polluting storage provision for solid waste should be provided within the premises

• In cases of large developments where link roads have to be provided for connectivity to the adjoining lands areas, through the site applied for development, the Authority reserves the right to insist the applicant to set apart such road spaces and hand it over to the authority.



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