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Uses Permissible in Public and Semi Public Zone in UDCPR 2020

Any city in India is divided into various land use zones: Residential, Commercial, Agricultural, Industrial, etc. So, there is a restriction on the use of land under any zone. For example, You cannot build a Commercial building in an Agricultural Zone, or You cannot build hazardous or high-end Industries in a Residential Zone.


So here are the uses permissible in the Public/Semi-Public Zone as per UDCPR 2020 (UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AND PROMOTION REGULATIONS FOR MAHARASHTRA STATE).


This is applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities / Special Planning Authorities / Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive / Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra.


Rule No. 4.10 Public/Semi-Public Zone


The following uses shall be permissible :-


(i)  Schools, Colleges, Educational Complexes, Training institutions, Hostels for students and essential staff quarters.


(ii)  Home for the aged, Hospitals, Sanatoria, Dispensaries, Maternity Homes, Health Centres, and related health facilities with ancillary structures like quarters, Dharmashala, veterinary hospitals, etc.


(iii)  Offices and essential staff quarters of the Government/Semi-Government and/or their authorities/Local Self-Government, Courts, etc., Public Housing by Government / Government Bodies.


(iv)  Public/semi-public sector utility and transport establishments/institutions of research, education, and health.


(v)  Libraries, Mangal karyalayas, Gymnasia, Gymkhanas, Stadia, Community halls, Civic and Cultural Centres, Religious Structures, auditoria etc.


(vi)  Commercial use up to 15%shall be permissible subject to the following conditions:-


a) Shop/permit rooms for liquor/wine/beer, pan, cigarette, tobacco, lottery tickets, and such other uses which do not serve a public purpose, similarly, storage of domestic gas cylinders, kerosene, etc., which are dangerous to public health, shall not be permitted.


b)  The plots in which there is an existing development; such commercial use shall be restricted to a maximum of 15% of the existing and proposed development taken together.

Provided that, in the case of lands owned by Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti, which are earmarked as public and semi-public zones, the limit of such commercial use shall be up to 33%.


(vii)  Vehicle Fuel Filling Station, including LPG / CNG / Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles as per Regulation No.6.2.2, Sr.No.6 of Table 6E.


(viii)  Nursery, crèches, Spastic rehabilitation centers, orphanages, hostels for Autistic persons, and Mentally Retarded persons.


(ix)  Fire stations.


(x)  Traffic and Transport related facilities.



Related Regulations to Rule No. 4- 


You can visit our other blogs on regulations through the below-mentioned links:


Uses Permissible in Various Zones UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Development Plan Reservations in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Green Belt Zone and River Protection Belt in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Agricultural Zone in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Industrial Zone in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Commercial Zone in UDCPR 2020


What are the Types of Zones in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Residential Zones R2 in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Residential Zones R1 in UDCPR 2020

A 9 step Guide for Construction of any Building

Step by step from laying the first brick to taking possession of your dream building construction

  • Are you looking to build your home?
  • Are you a businessman planning to build your own office building?
  • Are you an industrialist thinking of expanding your factory unit?

Constructing a new home or any building is a tedious, can be a dream come true for most, but at the same time, it’s a tedious process that requires 360-degree involvement, hectic negotiations and close interaction with multiple vendors and service providers. But it better be good, otherwise months of effort and your heavy investment – sometimes a whole life’s savings – can go waste, or not give you the full outcome; complete satisfaction and peace of mind that you deserve. 

“Whatever we build today, ends up building our tomorrow”

Pradeep, a friend who was planning to have his home constructed once came to me for advice.  He asked me if I can help him understand the process. Since I’ve dabbled in the industry for over a decade, so that he does not end up wasting his precious time, money, resources and energy. The process that I outlined for my friend is the one I am going to share with you in this document – drawn-up entirely from the owner’s perspective. It’s a distillation of my 10 years of experience in the industry with 250 projects, ranging from 1500 sq.ft. to 8,50,000 sq.ft. in area. 

Armed with this nine-step roadmap, you can seize complete control of the contraction process –  – how to build a house; an office building; a hospital; an industrial shed; execute a big township project or get a school, college or a resort project executed, on-time and within budget, without a glitch. If you carefully follow all these nine steps, I can guarantee you will be able to have your construction project completed in a hassle-free manner, without any time or cost overruns.  

  1. Land Feasibility Check
  2. Appointment of Architect
  3. Budget Planning
  4. Plan Finalization
  5. Legal Clearances
  6. Appointment of a Contractor
  7. Site Supervision
  8. Selection of Quality Material
  9. Don’t Miss Little Things

1. Check Land Feasibility

“Feasibility study means a careful evaluation of the viability of a construction project to analyze various opportunities and restrictions beyond our set of assumptions.”

               In simple language, what it means is that before you start planning the construction of your house or office on a piece of land, always check the feasibility of the project. This includes following two steps: 

a. Zone analysis –  

A piece of land falls in a particular zone, and each zone has pre-specified uses. (E.g. you cannot build a commercial property in a residential zone.  Floor Space Index (FSI) or Floor Area Ratio (FAR) is another is another important consideration. FSI reveals how much construction you are allowed to do on your allotted land. You can use Foot2feet.com’s unique, free-to-use FSI calculator to find this out.  (Click here). Last but not the least; zone analysis would also cover a consideration of access road’s width, road widening areas, allowable building height etc.  

b. Site Analysis – 

This would include a study of the site topography; water course; trees; prevailing climate conditions; direction of the sun; existing structures; bore well/well locations; the presence or absence of any parks in the  vicinity etc. All these are crucial elements of a Vibrant Design that your architect will later use to develop a plan for your dream house/office/factory premises.

Foot2Feet can help you to connect with a professional, who excels at preparing this report for you. 

2. Appointment of an Architect(s)

“Architects are magicians who add life to a building.”

If your building is your dream, then the architect is the person who will bring this dream to reality oops, realty

He plays a crucial role in helping you decide major aspects, such as space utilization; material selection and optimization of its use; cost management; exterior look and feel; interior functionality; future expansion scope; electrical fittings and plumbing design etc.

An architect must be appointed right in the beginning of a project and his role ends with project completion. Hence be wise in the selection of an architect for your dream project. Use the following criteria in the selection of the right architect – 

  1. Experience – An experienced architect will be good at problem-solving and make your decision-making easier.
  2. Timely Service – Timely delivery of drawings will make a huge difference to the construction speed.
  3. Aesthetic Sense – A competent architect will ensure that the building looks good and is also technically-sound.
  4. Execution Teams – His contacts with contractors, masons and other consultants will ensure that you get help from the right person for the right tasks and at the right time.

On the flip side, if you are on a tight budget, you could also consider awarding your project to a talented, young architect as he will be more flexible in his approach and his services will cost you considerably less.   

Get free quotations from architects registered on Foot2feet. 

3. Budget Planning

How big is your building project likely to be?

Check out the cost of construction in your particular area. Contractor, architect and your experienced friends may help you estimate the trending cost in your area. For instance, in a smaller city like Latur or Nanded, it may cost only Rs 950 per square feet, while it may climb up to Rs 2500 per square feet in cities like Pune and Mumbai. Also factor into this estimate the cost of  

  1. Material used in the  construction
  2. Design details of your project
  3. Nature of soil, hard rock etc., which affects foundation cost
  4. The prevailing rates of material, such as steel, cement etc.
  5. Labor availability

After you arrive at an approximate cost of construction, multiply it by your proposed area of construction. Since building a home or undertaking any other construction project is a once-a-lifetime event in the life of an average Indian, determine how far you can go in terms of expanding your budget to match your dreams.

Remember the cost of basic structure (slab, brickwork, plaster) is quite  reasonable compared to the cost of finishing items, such as  doors, windows, hardware, sanitary items, electrical fittings, tiles, toilets, kitchen items, paint, furniture etc. 

One major mistake that I found most people make is that they start planning big thinking that big is better, even when it strains their budget. The truth of the matter however is that any construction is good if it fulfills your requirement in terms of space, stability, aesthetics, and comfort in days to come.  Sometimes the family size is small but they end up living in a palatial house, where they don’t get to see each other as often as they should.  Remember that a home project is capital-intensive; don’t make the mistake of locking up that capital in a construction that does not serve your real purpose. 

4. Planning Your Construction – Building Your Future

In the above section, we covered initial steps before starting your construction. Now it’s time to start planning the building.

  1. Draw up a detailed list of your requirement before meeting an architect. (Take help from your friends, family & architect on this)
  2. Be flexible with your list. It may change over time, as elements get added or subtracted from the list.

If required, make two lists of requirements. One for essentials such as kitchen, bed rooms, bathrooms etc., and the second for non-essential elements of your dream home. This will make it easier for your architect to find a perfect balance between your dream and your essential requirements.

When I sat down to pick up insights from my 20-completed project in 2019, I discovered that people who were clear with this kind of priority list received the best outcome from me and their homes closely matched their dream home concepts.

Secondly, when you seek layouts from your designer, insist on furniture layout. In their case, we could make optimum utilization of space, resources and the clients’ budgets. .

Third, after you freeze a plan, start with the exterior design (elevation design) of your building. A 3D view will give more clarity about what can be built. It also gives insights on what material to use. 

5. Legal Clearance 

One of my acquaintances built a two-storied building without getting any legal permission. Now that construction has become a major headache for him. After investing a huge amount of his saving in the project, he continues to fret and worry that the civic authority may come order to have it demolished, any day.  He can’t even mortgage his property, for loan purpose. 

I pray, this sould not be a case for any one again. Most people are misguided in their belief that they can start the construction process and have it regularized later by hook or crook. This is easier said than done. These days, under The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) norms & IGR Maharashtra rules (for property registration) enforcement is very prompt and effective and penalties severe. What may have appeared possible ten years ago is infeasible now.   

Here is easy guide for steps involved in obtaining legal clearance:

  1. Procure land ownership documents.
  2. Get approval from the building department in your area.
  3. Get Plinth checking done (when was the 1st slab or plinth constructed?)
  4. Obtain all No-Objection Certificates (NoCs) for drainage, water, fire etc.
  5. Obtain  Occupation Certificate (OC)

Remember, Occupation certificate (OC) is the only document which will prove that your construction is totally legal. No other certificate is as valid as the OC. I alway recommend to appoint liasoning architect to complete all thes tasks. 

 For more knowledge on building approvals, blue prints, refer foot2feet site. Here we have built many features for building rules, & getting building approvals.

6. Appointment of a Contractor (click Here)

A Contractor is key person in any construction. You can appoint one contractor or you can appoint multiple contractors and assign them various tasks.

Types of Contracts 

  1. Labour Contract: This would cover timely supply of labour for a reasonable cost. The contract will also bind the Owner/ site supervisor to provide all material required to the Labour Contractor for unobstructed construction work.
  2. Material Contract: Under this contractual obligation, the Contractor quotes a certain amount and himself deals with the labour and material cost. This can save huge time for the owner, provided he is willing to do regular quality checks.

Turnkey Contract: Under this arrangement, the Contractor deals with everything from labour, material to post-construction cleaning etc. The common adage is that after appointing a turnkey contractor, the owner has only one task left – turn in the key of the newly-constructed house! The common trend in cities like Pune, Mumbai, Nasik and Aurangabad is to have a material contract for basic construction structure (RCC, brickwork and plaster) and a separate labour contract; or  separate contracts for other items, such as  electrical, plumbing, window, doors, painting, water proofing, tile work etc.  This is to ensure that the owner saves time in basic structure and can procure  high quality input material in finishes.

7. Site Supervisor

A constant supervision of the construction work by an expert is a pre-requisite on the site. This person would be held responsible for various activities and on-site technical problem-solving.  You can appoint a supervisor for certain number of pre-mandated visits but if your project is big then appointing a full-time supervisor is always a better idea. 

Charges of site supervisor varies on the responsibilities, you assign to the incumbent. In Pune, it varies between Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 per month.  Responsibilities include routine checking of material quality; supervision of contractor’s  work; planning next-stage activities; making timely decisions based on  site situations; co-ordinating  drawings from various consultants; preparing bar charts; co-ordinating with vendors for material delivery etc. For bigger projects, project management consultants (PMC) are appointed. They often have bigger roles etched out for them.  Usually projects covering over 50,000 sq.ft. area are assigned to PMCs. Sometimes, smaller, quality and time-conscious project owners also seek the help of PMCs. 

8. Selection of Material 

In 2020, we renovated our home. It was built by my uncle in 1985. We altered windows, toilets, kitchen platform, tiles and introduced several, new trending elements to the basic structure. I was surprised to discover that even after 35 years of use, the basic material stood strong against the ravages of time. This is the kind of role material quality plays in construction work – it ensures the building’s longevity.

Society trends, user requirement, can all change with generations of use; but one thing that remains long time with building  is the material used in making of it.

While choosing construction materials bear in mind the following points: 

  • Material specification
  • Sustainability in terms of the local climate of your area
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Durability
  • Can your contractor install it?
  • Warranty or guarantee & maintenance aspects

For footing, brickwork, RCC structure, electrical, plumbing and sanitary items, strength and durability must be double-checked. These are the aspects that cannot be changed, easily later, if the need arises. 

9. Don’t Miss Out on Little Things

All above steps is a outline of all important task a home owner , developer should do. Now here is a final one.  After completion, a few important aspects to be borne in mind: 

  • Spare material: Youmay need minor repair work in the long or short future. In such case materials, keep some spare material, such as bathroom tiles, other tiles, furniture laminates, exterior cladding etc., because you may not be able to get hold of the same batch later. At least stock two-to-five pieces in spare.
  • Tax clearance:  For use of land other than agriculture, a NA (Non Agriculture) tax is applicable, besides municipal tax. You need to pay both taxes to avoid legal action from authorities.
  • Completion letter: Obtain acompletion letter from your architect, contractor and from local municipal body, before moving in.
  • Record drawings: Get hold of a copy of ‘as built’ drawings of the architecture; structural drawings; electric layouts; plumbing layouts for future repair needs. These should be updated copies, reflecting all  on-site changes. This will help you in the execution of all -run expansion, maintenance or renovation plans. 

Setback, Marginal, Distance, Height in Non Congested Area in Maharashtra in UDCPR 2020

For the construction of any building, there is a restriction of floor space to be used. It is called the FSI (Floor space Index). Also, we have to provide distance from the plot boundary which is called as marginal distance or setbacks.


UDCPR 2020 Chapter 6 is all about Regulations for FSI & Marginal distance.


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities / Special Planning Authorities / Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive / Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra.


Rule No. 6.2 Regulations For Outside Congested Area (Non-Congested Area)

6.2.1 Marginal Distances and Setbacks for Residential Buildings and Mixed Use with Height up to 15.0 m. or as mentioned in the Table No.6-D.


The provisions for minimum marginal distances, as given in Table No.6-D below, shall apply to the Residential buildings, Residential with mixed uses permissible in the Residential Zone, and Residential buildings permissible in other zones.


Table No. 6-D

Sr. NoDescription of the roadMin. Plot Size in sq.m.Min. width of the plot in metersMin. setback from the roadside in metersMin. side margins in metersMin. rear marg- ins in metersRemarks
1Roads of width 30.0 m. and above in local authority area.450156.0 in the case of A, B, and C class Municipal Corporations and 4.50 in the case of other areas.3.03.0Side and Rear Margins for building up to 15.0 m. height (excluding parking floor up to 6 m. height)
2In the case of the Regional Plan area. NH / SH450154.5 or as specified by Highway rules, whichever is more.3.03.0Side and Rear Margins for building up to 15.0 m. height (excluding parking floor up to 6.0 m. height)
3Roads of width 18.0 m. and above but below 30.0 m.250104.52.02.0Side and Rear Margins for building up to 10.0 m. height (excluding parking floor up to 6.0 m. height)
4Roads of width 15.0 m. and above but below 18.0 m200103.01.51.5Margins for buildings
G + 2 or stilt + 3 structure
5Roads of width less than 15.0 m.8063.0

(in the case of

semi-detached building, only one side marginal distance shall be permissible

1.5Margins for buildings
G + 2 or stilt + 3 structure

Row Housing

on roads of

12.0 m. and below

(In case of corner plot, 1.50 or building line of adjoining road, whichever is more)
1.5-- do --
7Row Housing for EWS / LIG / by public authority / private individual / Slum Upgradation, etc. by public authority203.00.9 from the pathway or 2.25 from the road boundary0.0
(In case of corner plot, 1.5 or building line of adjoining road, whichever is more)
0.9G + 1 or stilt + 2 structure only


Notes :-


(1)  The width of the road in the above table shall govern the requirements in columns 3 to 8.


(2)  In the case of Sr.No.1 to 6, structures having higher height may be permitted subject to marginal distance mentioned in Regulation No.6.2.3.


(3)  The minimum area of plots fronting on service roads along highways shall be with reference to the actual width of the service road.


(4)  For semi-detached buildings, the side margin shall be on one side only. Plots for semi-detached buildings shall be in pairs.


(5)  Row-housing plots at the junction of two roads shall be larger to maintain the setback from both roads. Not more than 12 and not less than 3 plots shall be allowed in each block of row housing. Each block shall be separated from the other by a 4.5 m. wide road/pathway or 4.5 m. side marginal distance within the plot or space, including side marginal distance of the plot.


(6)  No garage shall be permitted in a building having a stilt or basement provided for parking.


(7)  Construction of ottas, railings, barricades, or supporting columns for canopy or porch shall not be allowed in minimum front marginal distances. However, steps may be permitted within 1.2 m. from the building line. Also, supporting columns for the canopy or porch may be allowed within the building line.


(8)  In the case of Regional Plan areas, ribbon development rules shall not be relaxed without the consent of the Highway Authority.


(9)  In the case of special buildings, marginal distances shall be as per regulations for such buildings.


(10)  The plot width-to-depth ratio shall be 1 : 1.5 to 1 : 2.5, as far as possible in the plotted layout.


(11)  In Public Housing Schemes for E.W.S. undertaken by government or semi-government organizations, marginal distances shall be as per the respective schemes and rules.


(12)  The front setback set out in already approved and partially developed layouts/schemes, may be retained as per original approval, to maintain the building line.


(13)  The pattern of development, like semi-detached, row housing, etc., in the already approved layout shall be as per said approved layout.


(14)  Where commencement certificate is granted prior to publication of draft development plan or sanction of Development Plan and the plot gets affected by new road/road widening, proposed in the development plan, the front margin shall stand relaxed to that extent.


(15)  In case of redevelopment proposal affected by line of street up to 9.0 m. width under the Municipal Council or Municipal Corporation Act or development plan road of up to 9.0 m. width, the front margin shall stand relaxed to the extent of land affected by such proposal (1) subject to a minimum setback of 1.0 m. for roads having a width of 12.0 m. or less and 2.0 m. for roads having a width of more than 12.0 m., from the final line of the street.


(16)  Subsidiary structures such as garages (limited to one), outhouses, and independent sanitary blocks may be permitted only in plots having an area of 250 sq.m. or more.


(17)  Rear or side marginal distances for development along nallah or watercourses shall be subject to Regulation regarding “Sites Not Eligible for Construction of Building” and “Construction Within Flood Line”. (Chapter 3)


(18)  The plots which are substandard in area shall be developed as per marginal distances mentioned in the above table with reference to road width.


(19)  In case of plots having approach by dead-end road, (point access) front margin shall be limited to the width of point access.


(20) Building Line along classified roads, as mentioned in Regulation No.3.1.6, shall be applicable for residential buildings defined in Regulation No.1.3.93(i), and Control Line along classified roads shall be applicable for other uses or for commercial uses as mentioned in Regulation No.3.1.6 or for mixed-use buildings where non-residential uses are proposed at least 50% or more of total proposed built-up area.


Rule No. 6.2.2 Other Buildings


The Provision in respect of minimum road width, minimum marginal distances, etc., as given in Table No.6-E below, shall apply for different categories of other buildings.


Table No. 6. E

Sr. No


Type of building

Minimum road width requiredMinimum marginal distancesOther stipulations
1.Medical buildings
 a) Hospital, Maternity Homes, Health Club, Clinics, etc., buildings not being special buildings9.0 m. in case of A, B, C class Municipal Corporation, Metropolitan Authority Area and 7.5 m. in case of other areas.Margins as per Table No.6-D subject to side marginal distance of the minimum 3.0 m.NIL
 b) Hospital, Maternity Homes, Health Clubs, etc. buildings under the category of special building.Road width as required for Special Buildings. (Regulation No.3.3.9)6.0 m. on all sidesHeight of the building is subject to provisions of the the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act 2006.
2.Educational buildings
 a) Pre-primary SchoolOn any road.Margins as per Table No.6-D

Other requirements shall be as mentioned in the Table No.7-A of Regulation No.7.1.

Height of the building is subject to provisions of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act 2006.

 b) Primary School not being a special building.6.0 m.-- do --
 c) Other educational buildings are not special buildings.9.0 m.3.0 m. on all sides
 d) Any building of category a, b, c above being a special building.Road width as required for Special Buildings6.0 m. on all sides
3.Public-Semi Public Building
 a) The Public-Semi Public Building is not The heightThe height,a special building.9.0 m.Margins as per Table No.6-D subject to side marginal distance of a minimum of 3.0 m. 
 b) Public-Semi Public Building being a special buildingRoad width as required for Special Buildings6.0 m. on all sides 
4.Cinema Theatre
 Cinema Theatre / Drama Theatre / Assembly Hall / Multiplex / Shopping Malls12.0 m.Front - 12.0 m. (only on one major road). 6.0 m. on all remaining sides

i) In case of cities having a population more than 2.5 lakhs as per the latest census, redevelopment of existing cinema theatre on plots shall be allowed subject to the condition that at least 1/3rd of the existing seats shall be retained, which shall not be below 150 seats and may be developed in combination with user permissible in R-2 zone.

ii) For the redevelopment of the existing theatre, marginal distances, including the front margin as per these regulations shall not be insisted upon. Redevelopment shall be allowed as per existing setback distances. Parking areas required as per these regulations shall not be insisted on; however, existing parking areas shall be maintained.

iii) In cases where redevelopment of the existing Cinema Theatre is carried out on the same place with a capacity more than the existing capacity in the form of single or multiscreen cinemas, then the owner/developer shall be allowed FSI potential mentioned in columns 6 or 9, as the case may be, of Table No.6-G at the rate of 20% land rate mentioned in Annual Rates of Statement without considering guidelines therein, for the additional capacity.

iv) The existing Cinema Theatre shall be allowed to be relocated and constructed at some other place within a distance of 5 km. In such case, the original site shall be allowed to be developed as per uses permissible in the adjoining zone.

Construction of Cinema Theatre / Multiplex shall conform to the provisions of Maharashtra Cinema (Regulations) Rules, 1966, and as amended from time to time, except the provisions mentioned above.

v) For the redevelopment of a Cinema plot having an area less than 1000 Sq.m., and if redevelopment of existing cinema theatre on such plot is not possible considering the other requirements in these regulations, the condition of providing at least 1/3rdof the existing seats or minimum 150 seats for cinema theatre shall not be insisted. In such cases, users permissible in adjoining predominant zones shall be permissible with special permission of the sanctioning authority.

5. Mangal Karyalaya
 a) Mangal Karyalaya and like buildings not under the category of special buildings.Road width as required for R-2 zone.3.0 m. on all sides. 
 b) Mangal karyalaya and like buildings under the category of special buildings.

12.0 m.


6.0 m. on all sides. 
6. Fuel Stations
 Fuel Filling Stations / including Petrol / Ethanol / LPG / CNG etc., Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles with or without service bay9.0 m.4.5 m. on all sides

i) In case the plot is located on any Classified road in the Regional Plan area, the distance from the junction of roads as may be specified by the Indian Road Congress/ Ministry of Road, Transport and Highway, shall be followed. (IRC guideline 2009 and MORTH Letter No.RW/NH-33023/19/99-DOIII, Dated 25.09.2003 as amended from time to time)

ii) NOC from the Chief Controller of Explosives shall be necessary.

iii) In a plot of Fuel Filling Station, other buildings or composite buildings for sales offices, snack bars, restaurants, public conveniences, the or like activities may be permitted.

The FSI shall not exceed 0.25 and underground structures along with kiosks shall not be counted towards FSI.

7. Mercantile Buildings.
 a) Mercantile / Business / Hotel / Commercial building under the category of special buildings.Road width as required for Special Building.Front 6.0 m. Side & rear 6.0 m.

i) Shops may also face on side and rear of a plot.

ii) Minimum width and area of the Shop shall be as per the convenience of the owner/developer.

iii) In case of construction of shops/offices only on the ground floor (not being a special building) side and rear marginal distance shall be as per Table No.6-D.

 b) Mercantile / Business / Hotel / Commercial building not under the the category of special buildingsRoad width as required for R-2 zone.Margins as per Table No.6- D subject to side marginal distance of a minimum 3.0 m.
 c) Shopping is convenient in the R-1 zone.On any road.Margins as per Table No.6- D.-
8. Stadium   
 Stadium with Pavilion12.0 m.6.0 m. on all sidesThe covered portion of the spectator’s gallery shall not exceed 25% of the plot area, which shall not be counted towards FSI. Shops below the spectator’s gallery may be permitted which shall not be counted towards FSI. In addition to this, ancillary offices, sports person accommodations, and public convenience-like structures may also be permitted which shall not consume more than 0.10 FSI on the gross plot area.


Note :


i)  In case of plots fronting on National Highways, State Highways, and Major District Roads in the Regional Plan area, the building line shall be as per Ribbon Development Rules or as given in the accommodations above, whichever is more.


ii)  Side and rear marginal distances mentioned in the above Table shall be subject to Regulation No.6.2.3, whichever is more.


iii)  In the case of special buildings, marginal distances shall be as per regulations for special buildings.


iv)  A stadium should desirably accommodate 400 m. running track.


v)  For the above buildings, permissible FSI shall be as per Regulation No. 6.3, unless otherwise

specified above.


vi) Point access (approach by dead-end road) to a plot shall be considered for the minimum road

width requirement mentioned in the above table. In such a case, the front margin shall be applicable for

the width of the point access road.

vi) The provisions about Cinema Theatre in column 5 of Table No.6-E shall be applicable to

Cinema Theatres in congested areas also.


Rule No. 6.2.3 Marginal distances for buildings of heights more than mentioned in Table No.6-D of Regulation No.6.2.1


(a) Front Margin - The front margin shall be as given in Table No.6-D and shall be applicable to a building irrespective of its height.


Provided that, in the case of group housing schemes where the building abuts an internal road, the minimum is 3.0 m. set back from the internal road or distance between two buildings, whichever is more, shall be provided. For Development/Regional Plan roads or classified roads or through roads, passing through Group Housing Schemes, the setback as prescribed in these regulations shall be provided.


(b) Side or rear marginal distance - Side or rear marginal distance in relation to the height of the building for light and ventilation shall be as below :-


The marginal distance on all sides shall be as per Table No.6-D / Table No.6-E for building height or floors mentioned therein. For height, more than stipulated in Table No.6-D / Table No.6-E, the marginal distance on all sides, except the front side of a building, shall be a minimum H / 5 (Where H = Height of the building above ground level).


Provided that, such marginal distance shall be subject to a maximum of 12.0 m. from the plot boundary, and the distance between two buildings shall be (1) as per Regulation No.6.2.4.


Provided further that, in case of redevelopment of the building which has ceased to exist in consequence of accidental fire / natural collapse/demolition for the reason of the same having been declared dangerous or dilapidated or unsafe by or under a lawful order of the authority or building having an age of more than 30 years, such marginal distance may be allowed upto 6.0 m. for a height of building upto 45 m. For the redevelopment of smaller plots having an area less than 1000 sq.m., one of the side margins/rear margins of 6.0 m may be relaxed subject to Fire NOC in case of bonafide hardship.


Provided further that, such marginal distance from recreational open space shall be 3.0 m. in case of non-special buildings and 6.0 m. in case of special buildings, irrespective of its height.


Provided further that, the building height for the purposes of this regulation and for calculating the marginal distances shall be exclusive of the height of parking floors up to 6.0 m.


Provided further that, where rooms do not derive light and ventilation from the exterior open space, i.e., dead walls, such marginal distance may be reduced (1) to 6.0 m. in the case of a special buildings and 3.0 m. in the case of other buildings.


Provided further that the plot/land of the owner falls within the jurisdiction of more than one authority, then continuous building (without leaving a margin on the boundary of the authorities) may be allowed with the consent of the other Authorities.


(c) Provision for Step Margin :- Step margins may be allowed to be provided on upper floors to achieve required side or rear marginal distances as mentioned in these regulations subject to a minimum marginal distance of 6.0 m. on ground level in case of special building.

This provision shall also be applicable to congested areas.


Rule No. 6.2.4  In the cases of layouts of two or more buildings in a plot for any uses :-


Distance between two buildings :- The distance between two buildings shall be the side / rear marginal distance required for the taller building between the two adjoining buildings.

Provided that, the pathway / internal road may be allowed to be proposed in such marginal distance.


Rule No. 6.2.5

In the case of a group housing scheme where the building abuts on an internal road, the minimum is 3.0 m. set back from the internal road or distance between two buildings, whichever is more shall be provided. For Development plan road/Regional plan road or classified road or through road, passing through Group Housing Scheme, normal setback as prescribed in the regulations shall be provided.


Rule No. 6.2.6  Buildings Abutting Two or More Streets

When a Building abuts two or more streets, the setbacks from the streets shall be such as if the building is fronting on each of such streets.



Related Regulations to Rule No.6 - 


You can visit our other blogs on regulations through the below-mentioned links:


Regulations for Height of Building in UDCPR 2020?


What is the Calculation of FSI Pline and its exemption in UDCPR 2020?


What are the Projections allowed in Front and Side Margin as per UDCPR 2020?


Industrial Building Regulations of FSI, Marginal Distances and Plot Area in UDCPR 2020


Regulations for Permissible FSI in Non Congested Area In Maharashtra in UDCPR 2020


What are the Setback, Marginal, Distance, Height, and Permissible FSI in Gaothan or Congested Area in Maharashtra in UDCPR 2020


7 Types of Construction Calculators by Foot2Feet

Making life simpler with technology and devices, humans will always search for something new to live it easier. Foot2Feet App is one such invention, made as a one-stop solution to help and solve all queries related to real estate.

Right from the very beginning to the end, this app helps you to take your business ahead in the right ways. You can manage everything as you will be appointed service professionals. 

One of the great features that this app presents the user is the ‘Calculators’. Every construction site needs various complex calculations related to land and building, which differs according to various factors such as location, area, zoning and much more. So we provide automatic calculators which include FSI Calculator, Side margin calculator, water tank capacity calculator, etc and various factors that are important to concentrate on while you are onto a project.

The foot2feet app has all the important real estate calculators that a real estate owner, builder, engineer, architect or any one in construction industry needs.

These construction calculators are :

1. FSI Calculator:

FSI Calculators for both Pune Corporation and PMRDA projects can help you calculate the Floor Space Index of your project.

It has simplified tabs rather than the traditional formula of FSI = Built-up Area/ Plot Area. The traditional formula can help you with rough figures of measurements while FSI calculator calculates as per the plot’s area, building type, area of DP road widening, area under non-DP roads, under DP reservations, open space around and the area they wish to leave open.

With instant results, get an instant idea about construction.

Pune FSI Calculator

2. Side Margin Calculator:

The Side Margin calculator for projects in Pune Corporation works according to DCPR 2017 and in PMRDA as per DCPR 2018. It has 6 question tabs that will help you note the side margin of your building. The tabs are ‘My Preferred Unit’, ‘Width of Access Road’, ‘Height of Building’, ‘Parking Floor Height’, ‘Building Type’, and ‘Metro Zone’

Side Margin Calculator

3. TDR Calculator:

The TDR calculator by F2F helps you to determine the TDR you need to buy in order to extend the area for your project. It has a number of important tabs like ‘required TDR’, ‘Utilization Plot Rate’, ‘Generation Plot Rate’, etc. that will quickly ensure the TDR rate and buying needs.

All Calculators

4. Water Tank Calculator:

Often residential projects face problems of water scarcity in their societies due to insufficient water storage tanks. These water tanks not only store the water that people can domesticatebut also a surplus amountof it for the Fire System.

To understand the water tank need an exact amount of water a building needs, you should try the F2F water tankcalculator. With this calculator, our app can provide an exact figure to help you understand the right water tank(s) needed for domestication, fire system storage and the total tank storage.

All Calculators

5. Parking Calculator:

Parking space is one of the biggest issues in cities where people can own more than one vehicle. You may not want to add up more to this restriction which is why it is wise to calculate and understand the parking area requirement.

Parking Calculator

6. Height Calculator:

The height calculator can help you calculate permissible height according to DCPR 2017 for projects under Pune Corporation. It has an input field and road width as the main tabs. One can easily calculate the total height upto which you can construct of a building.

F2F parking calculator can calculate parking requirement for residential building, commercial complexes, hospitals, industrial buildings, etc.

All Calculators

7. Development charges calculator:

This calculator calculates the tentative challan amount required to pay to PMC for any project to get sanctioned. Depending upon the plot area, FSI and ready reckoner rate this amount varies. You can find tentative amount by input of these fields. Also if you require exact challan amount more details is to be filled.

Development Charges Calculator


The F2F app for real estate businessmen has more than just calculators. To explore the calculators and know more about the application, you should download it, right away.



Rain Water Harvesting in UDCPR 2020

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 13 is all about the Special Provisions for Certain Buildings as per mentioned in the UDCPR 


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities/Special Planning Authorities/ Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive/Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra.


Rule No. 13.3 Rain Water Harvesting


The provision for Rain Water Harvesting shall be made as under :-


a)  All the layout open spaces/amenity spaces of housing societies and new constructions/reconstruction/additions on plots having an area not less than 500 sq.m. shall have one or more Rain rainwater harvesting structures having a minimum total capacity as detailed in Schedule.


Provided that the Authority may approve the Rain Water Harvesting structures of specifications different from those in Schedule, subject to the minimum capacity of Rain Water Harvesting being ensured in each case.


b) The owner/society of every building mentioned in the (a) above shall ensure that the Rain Water Harvesting System is maintained in good condition for storage of water for non-potable purposes or recharge of groundwater at all times.


c) The Authority may impose a levy of not exceeding Rs.1000/- per annum for every 100 sq.m. of built-up area for the failure of the owner of any building mentioned in the (a) above to provide or to maintain Rain Water Harvesting structures as required under these regulations. Failure to provide a Rain Water Harvesting System shall deemed to be a breach of the conditions on which the development permission has been granted.




Rainwater harvesting in a building site includes storage or recharging the groundwater by rainwater falling on the terrace or any paved or unpaved surface within the building site. The following systems may be adopted for harvesting the rainwater drawn from a terrace and the paved surface.


i) Open well of a minimum of 1.0 m. diameter and 6.0 m. in depth into which rain water may be channeled and allowed to filter for removing silt and floating material. The well shall be provided with ventilating covers. The water from the open well may be used for non-potable domestic purposes such as washing, flushing and for watering the garden etc.


ii) Rain Water Harvesting for recharge of ground water may be done through a bore-well around which a pit of 1.0 m. width may be excavated up to a depth of at least 3.0 m. and refilled with stone aggregate and sand. The filtered rainwater may be channeled to the refilled pit for recharging the bore well.


iii)  An impressive surface/underground storage tank of required capacity may be constructed in the setback or other open spaces and the rainwater may be channeled to the storage tank. The storage tank shall always be provided with ventilating covers. It shall have draw-off taps suitably placed so that rainwater may be drawn off for domestic, washing, gardening and such other purposes. The storage tank shall be provided with an overflow.


iv) The surplus rainwater, after storage, may be recharged into the ground through percolation pit trenches or a combination of pits and trenches. Depending on the geomorphological and topographical conditions, the pits may be of a size of 1.20 m. width X 1.20 m. length X 2.0 m. to 2.50 m. depth. The trenches can be of 0.60 m. width X 2.0 to 6.0 m. length X 1.50 to 2.0 m. depth. Terrace water shall be channeled to pits or trenches. Such pits or trenches shall be backfilled with filter media comprising the following materials :-


a) 40 mm stone aggregate as the bottom layer up to 50% of the depth.


b) 20 mm stone aggregate as the lower middle layer up to 20% of the depth.


c) Coarse sand as upper middle layer upto 20% of the depth.


d) A thin layer of fine sand as a top layer.


e) Top 10% of the pits/trenches will be empty and a splash is to be provided in this portion in such a way that rooftop water falls on the splash pad.


f) Brick masonry wall is to be constructed on the exposed surface of pits/trenches and the cement mortar plastered. The depth of the wall below ground shall be such that the wall prevents lose soil from entering into pits/trenches. The projection of the wall above ground shall at least be 15 cm.


g) Perforated concrete slabs shall be provided on the pits/trenches.


h) If the open space surrounding the building is not paved, the top layer up to a sufficient depth shall be removed and refilled with coarse sand to allow percolation of rainwater into the ground.


v) The terrace shall be connected to the open well/bore-well/storage tank/recharge pit/trench by means of HDPE / PVC pipes through filter media. A valve system shall be provided to enable the first washing from the roof or terrace catchment, as they would contain undesirable dirt. The mouth of all pipes and openings shall be covered with mosquito (insect) proof wire net. For the efficient discharge of rainwater, there shall be at least two rainwater pipes of 100 mm. dia. for a roof area of 100 sq.m.


vi) Rain Water Harvesting structures shall be sited so as not to endanger the stability of the building or earthwork. The structure shall be designed such that no dampness is caused in any part of the walls or foundation of the building or those of an adjacent building.


vii) The water so collected/recharged shall as far as possible be used for non-drinking and non-cooking purposes. Provided that when the rainwater in exceptional circumstances is utilized for drinking and/or cooking purposes, it shall be ensured that proper filter arrangement and a separate outlet for bypassing the first rainwater has been provided.


Provided further that, will be ensured that for such use, proper disinfectants and the water purification arrangements have been made.


The structures constructed under this provision shall not be counted toward FSI computation.


Related Regulations


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Solid Waste Management in UDCPR 2020


Grey Water Recycling And Reuse in UDCPR 2020


Provisions for Barrier-Free Access in UDCPR 2020


Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating (SWH) System, Roof Top Photovoltaic (RTPV) System in UDCPR 2020