Gujrat will reach the new possibilities of the high sky, as the state government has allowed building 70 floors building.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani has approved construction of the building of 70 floors or more in five major cities, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Gandhinagar.”We want to create world-class infrastructure and skyscrapers in five megacities that include Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot. This decision will not only take Gujarat’s skyline to a record high. It will also show the state’s mettle in terms of its infrastructure capacity. Urban infrastructure will be able to accommodate the rising population and generate more employment for the dwellers,” said Rupani.
He also stated that the amendment will be applicable in the D1 category in Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), Surat (SUDA), Vadodara (VUDA), Rajkot (RUDA), and Gandhinagar (GUDA), where permissible Base FSI is equal to or more than 1.2.
The new rules will permit the construction of more than 70 floors in a building, compared, to 22-23 floors at present
The new set of rules allows a skyscraper to come up only if the adjoining road is more then 30 meters wide. The minimum plot size for a building of 100-150 meter height is 2500 sqm, whereas for building above 150 meters, the minimum plot size is fixed at 3500 Sqmt
“Skyscrapers are considered to be a sign of prosperity and hence many communities put up high rises as landmarks for their cities. However, high rises come at a steep cost, and locations where real estate values are not high enough the cost of construction itself may render the concept unfeasible,” said Gulam Zia Executive Director – Valuation &Advisory Retail& Hospitality Knight Frank India.
The rules also make it mandatory to have an Electric Charging facility in the parking zone of the buildings, mandatory Vent Tunnel Test, and a proper Disaster Management Plan for the building.