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Gujarat frames regulations for pvt townships in urban areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 00:15

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government has framed
regulations for integrated townships to be set up in urban
areas to encourage large housing projects which can offer
quality houses at competitive prices in the state, officials
said on Monday.

The regulations will be announced shortly, officials in
the urban development department said.

As per the regulations framed by the urban development
department, private developers can build residential townships
in the seven municipal corporation and urban development
authorities areas like Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara,
Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Junagadh.

The minimum prescribed area for setting up a township is
40 hectares where the developer will have to build necessary
infrastructure like roads, drainage system, gardens and open
space, water, schools, hospitals and shopping complexes within
the township.

According to a senior official in the urban development
department, in the integrated township projects, the
developers will be allowed 70 metre height of the buildings,
which means more than 20 storied buildings.

Moreover, the builders can also buy 0.5 per cent more FSI
(floor space index) to raise the building up to 25 floors in
the specified zones, the officials said.

The officials, elaborating on the infrastructure to be
developed in the townships, said the developers will have to
maintain a proper green cover with at least 200 tress per
hectare and also quarters for servants and other weaker

Asked how many proposals are pending before the
department for setting up such large townships, a top official
said, "three proposals by Adani group, Applewood group and
Godrej group are pending before the department."

All the three projects will come up in 50 hectares area
each, he said.

The developer will also have to maintain the township for
first seven years and subsequently the management can be
handed over to the residents` association, the official added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 00:15
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