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### 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 %FARNo. of Dwelling Units
Below 3290*3503
32 to 5090*3503
Above 50 to 10090*3504
Above 100 to 25075**300**4
Above 250 to 750752256
Above 750 to 1000502009
Above 1000 to 1500502009
Above 1500 to 22505020012
Above 2250 to 30005020015
Above 3000 to 37505020018
Above 37505020021

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 Gurugram As per local Building Bye Laws

Step 1: Check the Floor area ratio (FAR) for your plot in Gurugram 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 Gurugram.

Area of Gurugram
Plot (sq. meter)
Permissible Ground
Coverage %
Real FARPurchasable FARTotal
1-756616599264
76-1006616599264
101-15066145119264
151-20066145119264
201-25066145119264
251-35060125115240
351-50060120120240
501 and Above60100140240

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 Gurugram the Real FAR is 145 and Total FAR after considering the purchasable FAR is 264 (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 Gurugram = (200*264*9)/100 = 4752 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 Gurugram then according to the Gurugram Bye Laws you can build a maximum of 4 floors. Therefore the per floor coverage area comes out to be 4752/4 = 1188 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 5075180
Above 51 to 7575180
Above 76 to 12075180
Above 121 to 20075180
Above 201 to 30075180
Above 301 to 40065180
Above 401 to 50065180
Above 601 to 75060150
750 and Above60150

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.

Plot (sq. meter)
Permissible Ground
Coverage %
Real FARPurchasable FARTotal
1-756616599264
76-1006616599264
101-15066145119264
151-20066145119264
201-25066145119264
251-35060125115240
351-50060120120240
501 and Above60100140240

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 264 (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*264*9/100) = 4752 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 4752/4 = 1188 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.