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1. What is project management consultant (PMC)?

In the modernization, construction industry generally deals with various types of construction sectors like, real estate and infrastructure. Real estate sector carved up into Residential, commercial, corporate and industrial. In the same vein, infrastructure in roads, railways, urban infrastructure, ports, airports and power. For instance to manage such kind of peerless projects requires expertise with organization and a throughout body of knowledge.

2. What is Our Role as Project Management Consultant?

Foot2feet plays vital roles as a project management consultant and provides the services from inception to completion of projects. Our professional team of project management consultancy guides you during whole process with specialized skills and knowledge to assist you in making the best possible decisions.Likewise, PMC don’t have defined role but it varies on expertise needed in project management consultant. Few of expertise are as follows –

     a. Role as an Architect

  1. An architect plays a vital role in preparing the financial feasibility of project, conduct technical analysis of offers made by the developer to you.
  2. We design the plan as per bylaws of local planning authority.
  3. Obtaining, checking & approval to drawing.
  4. Checking parking area, carpet area, utility & service areas etc.
  5. Analysis & approval for submission drawing.
  6. Analysis & approvals for site execution drawings.
  7. Consultations throughout construction process at every important situation. 

    b. Role as an Civil Engineer

  1. A civil engineer would cross verify the RCC structure during construction.
  2. Check quality of material used during the process of construction.
  3. Check specifications used by builder during construction are per builders offer

    c. Role as a legal advisor

  1. As an legal advisor, All theduties associated with advocate
  2. Fulfilling Regulatory Guidelines
  3. Consultation in order to avoid litigation, arbitration and legal conflicts

Stages involved in project management Consultancy

We focus our complete attention on the complete process of project management with our various specialist such as planners, architects, engineering designers, constructors, fabricators, material suppliers, financial analyst and others. 


Following are the major steps involved in our project management consultancy (PMC)-

  1. Pre-Construction Management–As the date of the commencement of the project approaches we take the complete ownership of entire project by tracing out the roadmap for our customers. However it includes advertising, monitoring and reporting pre-construction activities of the project. Most importantly the overall objective of the pre-construction project is to improve the efficiency and reduce time and cost.                                                                                                                                                                                          
  2. The phases involved in pre-construction management as follows-
  • Project Administration
  • Architects and consultants appointment
  • Value Management
  • Management and coordination of design
  • Planning Management
  • Cost Management
  1. Construction Management – During the construction period, we prepare construction management strategy, procedure, and manual and undertake the construction process management. In addition its necessary strategy of overseeing the all contractors supervision team at site and monitoring their established processes. The construction phase involves implementation of the construction plan by the project construction manager including day to day communication, as follows-
  2. Planning Management
  3. Contractors Appointment
  4. Environment, Health and safety Management
  5. Quality Management
  6. Cost Management
  7. Site Management
  8. Co-Ordination with Client, Architect and other Consultants

Points to be noticed while selecting Project Management Consultancy

Project Management consultancy is most effective and efficient when it is involved in total project lifecycle. Likewise, PMC brings the skills and the technical know – how required for the projects.  Pmc provide the expertise, tools and manpower required in executing the project from planning to completion. Few factors are listed below –


  1. Most important factors in selecting PMC is that PMC must consists of Architects with expertise in corporation bye laws & good command over various area calculations & loop holes. This point becomes most important as very few architects/experts practice in byelaws / Liaisoning sector.
  2. Need to give impartial services.
  3. Require regular consultation for smooth process & easy decision making
  4. Transparency is important
  5. Require technically strong team.
  6. Must have one stop solutions for – legal, architectural, and financial, technical, structural consultant services.
  7. Need to give good understanding of the project sevice scope
  8. A good PMC Ensures Stringent Safety policy
  9. Compliance and documentation

Responsibilities of Project Management Consultancy-

  PMC plays a lead role in project planning and implementation. Some of the responsibilities of Project management Consultancy includes-


  1. Suggestion & inputs for building specifications, corpus fund, additional area, amenity specifications, temporary accommodation arrangements.
  2. Preparing final tender documents
  3. Inviting tenders for developers / builders
  4. Short listing tenders & preparing comparison chart
  5. Inspection of agreement documents, check whether all clauses which may bring conspiracy in future are clearly mentioned.
  6. Checking developer strength, reputation & obtaining all necessary documents from them
  7. Verification of builder’s project report which explain how he is going to develop at the offers given by him.
  8. Suggestion & inputs on architects plan to improve quality of spaces, if possible.
  9. Frequent periodic site visits.
  10. Making Report of completion of all legal technical process which include various important factors like revocation of power of attorney, occupancy process && all other factors a society & developer should do.
  11. Suggestions on when & how to process all those documents & from whom it should be obtained, like developer,  CA , advocate, contractor, Pune corporation, Dy Registrar and any other government or private body.

Parking Spaces in UDCPR 2020

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 8 is all about the Parking, Loading, and Unloading Spaces 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. 8.1 Parking Spaces


Wherever a property is to be developed or redeveloped, parking spaces at the scale laid down in these Regulations shall be provided. A parking plan showing the parking spaces along with manoeuvring spaces/aisles shall be submitted as a part of the building plan. When additions are made to an existing building, the new parking requirements will be reckoned with reference to the additional space only and not to the whole of a building but this concession shall not apply where the use is changed. The provisions for parking of vehicles for different occupancies shall be as given in Table No.8-A.


8.1.1 General Space Requirements 


i) Location of Parking Spaces


The parking spaces include parking spaces in basements or on a floor supported by stilts, podiums or on upper floors, covered or uncovered spaces or in separate buildings in the plot and/or lock-up garages. The height of the stilt shall not be less than 2.4 m. from the bottom of the beam. In the case of stack parking, a height of up to 4.5 m. may be allowed.


ii) Size of Parking Space


The minimum sizes of parking spaces to be provided shall be as shown below in Table No.8-A


Table No.8-A - Parking Space Requirement

Sr.No.Type of VehicleMinimum size/area of parking space
1Motor Vehicle2.5 m. x 5.0 m.
2Scooter, Motor Cycle1.0 m. x 2.0 m.
3Transport Vehicle/ Ambulance/Mini Bus3.75 m. x 7.5 m.


Note :


(a) In the case of parking spaces for motor vehicles, up to 50 per cent of the prescribed space may be of the size of 2.3 m.x4.5 m.


(b) Minimum size of parking space in mechanized / puzzle parking system shall be 2.3 m. x 5.8 m. for big cars and 2.1 m. x 5.0 m. for small cars.


iii) Marking of Parking Spaces


Parking space shall be paved and clearly marked for different types of vehicles.


iv) Manoeuvring and Other Ancillary Spaces


Off-street parking space must have adequate vehicular access to a street and the area shall be exclusive of drives, aisles and such other provisions required for adequate manoeuvring of vehicles. The width of drive for motor vehicles and scooters, and motorcycles shall be a minimum of 3.00 m. and 2.00 m. respectively.


v) Composite parking


The composite parking of vehicles like one car with two scooters may be allowed. Also, six scooters parking may be allowed to be converted into one car parking. In such cases, drives or aisles shall be required, taking into consideration entire composite parking.


vi) Bus bay for schools/multiplex/malls/assembly buildings/group housing


For these occupancies, being a special building, a bus bay of the required size shall be provided within the premise or along the main road on which the plot abuts. This shall be applicable for housing schemes having more than 500 flats.


vii) Ramps for Basement Parking


Ramps for parking in the basement should conform to the requirement of Regulation No.9.12


viii) Other Parking Requirements


a) To meet the parking requirements as per these regulations, a common parking area for a group of buildings, open or multi-storeyed, may be allowed on the same premises.


b) In addition to the parking spaces provided for the building of Mercantile (Commercial) like office, market, departmental store, shopping mall and building of industrial and storage, loading and unloading spaces shall be provided at the rate of one space for each 1000 sq.m. of floor carpet area or fraction thereof exceeding the first 200 sq.m. of floor area, shall be provided. The space shall not be less than 3.75 m. x 7.5 m. subject to a maximum requirement of 4 such parking spaces for office buildings and 6 parking spaces for other buildings. However, in the case of the office building, such parking spaces shall not exceed more than 4.


c) Parking lock-up garages shall be included in the F.S.I. calculations.


d) The space to be left out for parking as given in this regulation shall be in addition to the marginal open spaces left out for lighting and ventilation purposes as given in these regulations. These spaces may be used for parking provided a minimum distance of 3.0 m. (6.0 m. in case of special building mentioned in Regulation No.2.2.8) around the buildings is kept free of any parking or loading and unloading spaces, except the building as mentioned in Clause (c) above. Such a parking area adjoining the plot boundary may be allowed to be covered on top by sheet roofing, so as not to infringe the marginal distance to be kept open as specified above. Further, such sheet roofing shall not include the area adjoining the plot boundary to be used for tree plantation as mentioned in Regulation No.3.4.1(iii), if any.


e) In case of parking spaces provided in basements, at least two separate ramps of adequate width and slope for entry and exit shall be provided preferably at opposite ends. One ramp may be provided as specified in Regulation No.9.12.


f) Mechanical/Hydraulic/Stack parking/Parking tower may be permitted at 1.5 m. in side and rear margin under the following circumstances -


1. Minimum 6.0 m. The driveway shall be kept clear from all kinds of obstructions for easy manoeuvrability of fire and rescue appliances like ambulances. For buildings defined as high-rise buildings and special buildings in these regulations, 9.0 m. turning circle around the building shall be maintained.


2. For Non-Special buildings as defined in these regulations, such distance shall not be less than 3.0 m.


3. Such mechanical/hydraulic/parking towers may be permitted to touch the building on the dead wall side. Provided that the dead wall must be a 2-hour fire-rated wall.


4. The fire protection arrangement as per storage building will be made applicable to such parking towers as per Table - 7 of Part - 4 of NBC - 2016.



Related Regulations to Rule No. 8


Off Street Parking Requirement in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Development Plan Reservations 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 Development Plan Reservations 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. 4.27 Uses Permissible In Development Plan Reservations


1)  The uses permissible in a reserved site shall conform to the use for which it is reserved unless specified otherwise. The required parking, public toilets, and separate places for garbage bins shall also be permissible in the reserved site itself.


2)  Where the Authority or the Appropriate Authority proposes to use land/building/premises reserved for one specific public purpose/purposes, partly for different public purpose/purposes, it may do so, provided that such partial use shall not exceed 40% of the reserved area and such combination shall not be of incompatible uses. However, public necessities like Police Stations / Chowkys, water supply establishments, Arogya Kothies (i.e.Waste Segregation Centre at Ward Level with allied uses), etc. and other public utility services can be established in the said area. This provision shall not be applicable for the purposes mentioned below in (1) 4.27(5) (a), (b) and (c).


3)  Any site reserved for a specific purpose in the development plan may be allowed to be developed for any other public purpose with the permission of the Government. In doing so, buildable reservations may be allowed to be developed for buildable or open/recreational uses, and open/recreational reservations may be permitted to be designed for open/recreational uses only.


4) The Planning Authority, with the prior approval from the Government, may acquire and develop any of the reservations proposed in the Development Plan, partly or fully, for multi-storeyed public parking, irrespective of its designation, if amenity of parking is direly needed in the area. However, the Authority should be satisfied that there is a pressing need for parking in that area and priority for parking is more important than the purpose for which the reservation is made, in case of purposes mentioned at Regulation No. (1) 4.27 (5)(a)(b)(c), parking may be allowed to be developed in the basement/s subject to the development of the main purpose on the ground level with a layer of soil of 1.0 m—depth and arrangement of soil water recharge.


5)  Combination of uses as mentioned below may be permissible with the permission of the Authority, even if the reservation is for a specific purpose.


a) Playground – In playground reservation, a minimum of 90% area shall be kept open for open play activities. In the remaining 10% of the area, a covered swimming pool & allied construction, a gymnasium, a covered badminton court, a pavilion, (with or without shops, offices beneath), watchman’s quarter, small restaurant or food stalls to the extent of 20 sq.m. (for every 4000 sq.m. reservation area) may be permitted. The maximum FSI permissible shall be 0.15.


b) Stadium/Sports Complex - In addition to the uses permissible in the playground mentioned above, shops/offices below the spectators’ tiered gallery may be permitted. Permissible FSI shall be as mentioned in Regulation No.6.2.2, Table 6-E, Sr.No.8.


c) Garden/Park - In addition to the main use of the garden, open swimming pool & allied construction, aquarium, water tank, booking counter, toilets, rainwater harvesting system, gardener/watchman’s quarter, small restaurant or food stalls to the extent of 20 sq.m. (for every 4000 sq.m. reservation area) may be permitted. The total FSI used for such constructions shall not exceed 0.10 of the garden area. If required, the sites of parks or gardens may be developed for playgrounds; however, such change shall not exceed more than 10% of the like reservations in the said sector of the Development plan.


d)  Civic Centre / Community and Cultural Centre - Community Hall, welfare centre, gymnasium, badminton hall, art gallery, museum, clubhouse, public conveniences, cafeteria, gardens, exhibition centre, and a combination of uses. (1) Convenience Shops may be permitted within 15% of basic FSI.


e)  Vegetable Market - Open or covered ottas for sale of vegetables and/or mutton and fish, along with petty convenience shops and fruit stalls, may be permitted.


f)  Shopping Centre/Market - Shopping, vegetable market, hawkers place, etc., and departmental stores, offices, banks, and community hall are on the upper floors.


g)  Auditorium/Drama Theatre - In addition to the Auditorium, Drama theatre / Natyagriha, Art Gallery, Exhibition Hall, Library, small restaurant to the extent of 20 sq.m. (for every 4000 sq.m. reservation area) and allied uses such as guest rooms for the artists may be permitted.


h)  Primary School/High School - Respective uses with their lower/ancillary uses along with canteen and ancillary uses, including staff quarters, and hostels. Fifteen per cent of the built-up area may be permitted for commercial use, on basic FSI related to the educational purpose, on the ground floor with a separate entry and exit.


i)  Hospital / Maternity Home, etc. - Respective uses with their lower/ancillary uses and any sort of medical facilities along with ancillary construction such as staff quarters, chemist shop, restaurant, ATM, PCO, cyber café of not more than 20 sq.m., etc. and sleeping accommodation for guests in case of bigger hospitals of built-up area not less than 2000 sq.m. may be permitted.


j)  Slum Improvement Zone - It shall be developed for slum rehabilitation as per regulations of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority.


k)  Truck Terminus - In addition to a minimum 60% area for parking of trucks, ancillary offices, restaurants, hotels, motels, lodging facilities for drivers, Vehicle fuel Filling stations including LPG/CNG/Ethanol/Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles, auto repair centre, auto service centre, shops for auto spare parts, shops for daily needs, ATM, PCO, Primary Health Centre/First Aid Centre and provision for loading-unloading may be permitted. Moreover, these reservations may also be developed for bus stands, and bus - MRT interchange with the mall.


l)  Bus Stand for Local and Regional Services/Metro station/Transport Hub - In addition to respective purposes, the bus metro reservation may have interchange along with other ancillary uses. Where there is/are any existing building/s accommodating owners/occupants in such reservation, they may be accommodated by the Planning Authority on the upper floors of any proposed building/s on the reservation, subject to their willingness.


m)  Fire Brigade Station - Fire brigade station along with allied activities.


n)  Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), Solid Waste Facility, Water Works - respective use with allied activities and interchangeability among one another.


o)  Parking/Parking Lot - Parking along with ancillary uses such as public convenience, driver room, motor garage, etc., on not more than 10% area.


Provided further that, the Planning Authority may accommodate, on the willingness of the owners/occupants residing in the existing building/s on reserved area, on the same land, on any floor of the proposed parking building.


p) Public Amenity - Any amenity, along with ancillary use.

q) Municipal Purpose - Any public purpose related to the functioning of the Municipal Authority as may be decided by the Authority.


r) Cremation Ground/Burial Ground - Respective use with allied activities and interchangeability among one another.


s) Weekly Market - Weekly vegetable market with open ottas, cattle market, and ancillary petty convenience shops.


t) Multipurpose Ground - Users permissible in sites reserved for Multi-purpose ground :


i)  Playground


ii)  Exhibition ground


iii)  Festival fairs, ceremonies, religious functions, etc.


iv)  Circus


v)  Social gathering, public speeches


vi)  Cultural activities like Kalagram etc.


vii)  Music Concerts etc.


viii)  Institutional programs


ix)  Touring Talkies


x)  Govt. or semi-government organization functions.


xi)  Parking.


u)  Exhibition Ground/Open Exhibition Ground/Exhibition Centre - All activities related to various exhibitions and ancillary structures like offices, restaurants, etc., of built-up area not exceeding 10% of the total area.


v)  Bio Diversity Park - Uses permissible


i)  Agricultural, including horticultural uses.


ii)  Forestry and Nursery.


iii)  Park.


iv)  Historical museum only on the lands owned by the Govt./Authority subject to maximum floor space area not exceeding 4% of the total plot with ground floor structure without stilts.


v)  Bio-Diversity information Centre and Research center subject to a maximum floor space area not exceeding 4% of the total plot with ground floor structure without



vi)  Public Streets having a width not exceeding 9.0 m. alignment and the cross-section of the street shall be finalized by the Authority without cutting the hill area.


w)  Composite development of Bus Terminal / Bus Depot / Truck Terminal for cities having a population of 5 lacs and above – In the case of cities having a population of 5 lacs and above, the composite development of the reserved lands for a Bus Terminal / Bus Depot / Truck Terminal, may be allowed subject to the following :-


i) 40% of land shall be kept open for basic use with proper manoeuvring buses/vehicles, and the remaining up to 60% of land may be allowed to be developed for affordable housing.


ii) Such a plot shall be owned by a planning authority or development authority. iii) Such composite use shall be segregated by separate entry/exit.


x) Other reservations - Other reservations may be developed for the respective purposes along with compatible, ancillary uses.


Note :- The permissible FSI and the maximum permissible loading limit, including TDR and FSI with payment of premium for the above uses in the reservation, shall be as permissible for a residential zone, if not specified otherwise.


Related Regulations to Rule No. 4- 


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


Uses Permissible in Agricultural Zone in UDCPR 2020


Uses Permissible in Public and Semi Public 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


Setback, Marginal, Distance, Height, and Permissible FSI in Gaothan or 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 as 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 for 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. 6.0 General 


The following regulations shall be applicable for the lands included in the congested areas (or core areas) as shown on the Development Plan. These regulations shall also be applicable for the gaothan areas in Regional Plans (including the areas of Local Bodies and Special Planning Authorities where a Development Plan or Planning Proposal is not sanctioned).


However, in congested areas, if the original land holding is more than 0.40 Hectares, then regulations of non-congested areas, except FSI, shall apply. FSI in such cases shall be as per the Regulation No.6.1.1


Rule No. 6.1 Regulations For Congested Area In Development Plans/Gaothans Of Village Settlements In Metropolitan Region Development Authorities And Regional Plans


(Note - In Nashik Municipal Corporation, the term ‘Core Area’ is synonymous to ‘Congested Area.’)


6.1.1 Residential Buildings/Residential Buildings with mixed-use 


i) Floor Space Index :-

The maximum permissible basic floor space index, FSI on payment of premium, and permissible TDR loading shall be as per the following Table No.6-A.

Note for Table No.6-A :

1) In addition to what is mentioned in Table No.6-A, ancillary area FSI up to the extent of 60% of the proposed FSI in the development permission (including Basic FSI, Premium FSI, TDR but excluding the area covered in Regulation No.6.8) shall be allowed with the payment of premium at the rate as specified below on the land rate in Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein. This shall be applicable to all buildings in all zones.


Sr.NoAuthority/AreaRate of Premium
1Pune and Thane Municipal Corporation15%
2Nagpur, Nashik Municipal Corporation and Municipal Corporations in M.M.R (except Thane) and Metropolitan Development Authority are and CIDCO as Planning Authority by virtue of NTDA10%
3All other Municipal Corporations10%
4Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats and R.P. area10%


Provided that in case of non-residential use, the extent of ancillary area FSI shall be upto 80%. No separate calculation shall be required to be done for this ancillary area FSI. Entire FSI in the development permission shall be calculated and shall be measured with reference to permissible FSI, premium FSI, TDR, and additional FSI including ancillary area FSI added therein.


Provided further that, the above-mentioned rates shall not exceed the rate of premium mentioned in column 4 of Rule 7-A under Chapter - 7 where the development permission is sought for the uses mentioned in the said table.

Provided further that, this ancillary area FSI shall apply to all other schemes like TOD, PMAY, ITP, IT, MHADA, etc. except (1) the Rehabilitation component in SRA. In the result, free of FSI items in the said schemes, if any, other than those mentioned in UDCPR, shall stand deleted.

2) All notes mentioned below Table 6-G of Regulation No.6.3 shall be applicable, mutatis- mutandis. 

3) Utilization of ancillary area FSI is optional. It can be used fully/partly.

4) In the case of the composite building of mixed users premium and ancillary area, FSI shall be on a prorated basis.


Table No. 6-A

Sr.No.Road width in meterBasic FSIFor all Municipal Corporations and (2) CIDCO as Planning Authority by Virtue of NTDAFor remaining authorities/areas
   FSI on payment of premiumMaximum permissible TDR loadingMaximum building potential on plotFSI on payment of premiumMaximum permissible TDR loadingMaximum building potential on plot
1Below 9.0 m.1.50--1.50--1.50
29.0 m. and below 18.0 m2.000.300.302.600.300.102.40
318.0 m. and below 30.0 m.2.000.300.502.800.300.202.50
430.0 m. and above2.000.300.703.000.300.202.50


ii) Front Marginal Distances/Setback/Roadside Margin/s in Congested Area


The minimum front setback from the existing or proposed road/roads shall be as per the following Table No.6-B.


Table No.6-B

Sr. No.

Table No.6-B

Road width

For Residential buildingFor Residential Buildings with mixed-use
(i)For streets/lanes less than 4.5 m. width2.25 m. from the center of the street/lane2.25 m. + 1.50 m. from the center of the street/lane
(ii)For streets 4.5 m. to less than 6.0 m. in widthNIL1.50 m.
(iii)For streets 6.0 m. to less than 12.0 m. in width1.00 m.2.00 m.
(iv)For streets 12.0 m. in width and above2.00 m.2.50 m.


iii) Side and Rear Marginal Distances in Congested Areas


The minimum side and rear marginal distances shall be as per the following Table No.6-C.


Table No.6-C
Plot AreaSideRear
Up to 1000 sq.m0.000.00
Above 1000 & up to 4000 sq.m1.00 m1.00 m
Above 4000 sq.mAs per Regulation for non-congested area

Note :-

1) For light and ventilation, provisions about interior & exterior chowks shall apply.

2) Irrespective of the area of a plot, if the width thereof is 7.0 m. or less, then the side margin
shall be nil.

iv) For the lanes having a width less than 4.5 m. abutting to any side of the plot, a setback of 2.25 m. from the center of the lane shall be provided to make such lane 4.5 m. wide. No projections shall be permissible on such a widened lane.

v) Excepting the FSI and its maximum loading limit & marginal distances as prescribed above, all other regulations shall be applicable for development permission in congested areas.

vi) Height : Above setback and marginal distances shall be applicable for buildings less than 15.0 m. in height. Marginal distances shall be increased by 1.0 m. for buildings having a height of 15.0 m. and more but less than 24.0 m. For buildings having a height of 24.0 m. and more, marginal distances shall be as per regulations of the non-congested area.

6.1.2 Other buildings like Public/Semi-Public, Educational, Medical, Institutional, Commercial, Mercantile, etc.

(a) Floor Space Index - The FSI permissible for these buildings shall be as per Regulation No.6.1.1.

(b) Marginal Distances - For these buildings marginal distances shall be 3.0 m. on all sides including front up to 24.0 m. height.

Provided that for building more than 24.0 m. height, regulations of non-congested areas shall apply.

Provided further that, for buildings like cinema theatres, multiplex, assembly buildings, shopping malls, etc., regulations for outside congested areas, except FSI, shall apply.



Pathway for access to the internal building or interior part of the building shall not be less than 3.6 m. in width.



Front setback (marginal distance) as prescribed under the highway or any other rules shall be applicable if they are over and above as prescribed in these regulations.



Rule No. 6.6 Calculation Of Built-Up Area For The Purposes Of FSI


The outer periphery of the construction floor-wise (P-line), including everything but excluding ducts, voids, and items in Regulation No. 6.8, shall be calculated for the purpose of computation of FSI. The open balcony, double-height terraces, and cupboard shall also be included in the P-line of the respective floor, irrespective of its use/function. If part of the stilt, podium, or basement is proposed for habitation purposes or for the construction that is counted in FSI, then such construction shall also be measured in the P-line on that respective floor.



Related Regulations to Rule No.6 - 


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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


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Provision of Lift as Requirements of Part of Building in UDCPR 2020

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 9 is all about the Requirements of Part of the Building 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. 9.27 Provision of Lift 


9.27.1  Planning and Design

At least one lift shall be provided in every building that is more than 15 m in height. In the case of buildings more than 24 m. height, at least two lifts shall be provided. However, in the case of a proposal to add one additional floor to an existing building with a lift, it will not be necessary to raise the existing lift to the additional floor.

For buildings or floors of the building to be constructed for Retirement Homes or Senior Citizen Housing, a lift shall be provided irrespective of the height of the building.

The planning and design of lifts including their number, type, and capacity depending on the occupancy of the building, the population of each floor based on the occupant load and the building height shall be in accordance with Section-5 - Installation of Lift & Escalators of Part VIII - Building Services of National Building Code of India.


All the floors shall be accessible for 24 hours by the lifts. The lifts provided in the buildings shall not be considered as a means of escape in case of emergency. Grounding switch at ground floor level to enable the fire service to ground the lift cars in an emergency shall also be provided.


The lift machine rooms shall be separate and no other machinery shall be installed therein.


9.27.2  Fire Lift


Fire lift shall be provided as mentioned in Regulation No.9.29.8.


Rule No. 9.28 Exit Requirements


9.28.1  The following General requirements shall apply to exits


a) In every building or structure, exits shall comply with the minimum requirements of this part, except those not accessible for general public use.


b) Every exit, exit access or exit discharge shall be continuously maintained free of all obstructions or impediments to full use in the case of fire or other emergency.


c) Every building meant for human occupancy shall be provided with exits sufficient to permit safe escape of occupants, in case of fire or other emergency.


d) No building shall be so altered as to reduce the number, width, or protection of exits to less than that required.


e) Exits shall be clearly visible and the route to reach the exits shall be clearly marked and signs posted to guide the occupants of the floor concerned.


f) All exits shall provide continuous means of egress to the exterior of a building or to an exterior open space leading to a street and,


g) Exits shall be so arranged that they may be reached without passing through another occupied unit.


9.28.2  Type of Exits


An exit may be a doorway, a corridor, a passage, or a way to an internal staircase or external staircase, a ramp, or to a verandah and/or terraces that have eaves to the street or to the roof of a building. An exit may also include a horizontal exit leading to an adjoining building at the same level. Lifts and escalators shall not be considered as exits.


9.28.3  Number and Size of Exits


The requisite number and size of various exits shall be provided, based on the number of occupants in each room and floor based on the occupant load, capacity of exits; travel distance, and height of the building as per provisions of Regulation No.9.28.4 to Regulation No.9.28.8.


9.28.4  Arrangement of Exits


Exits shall be so located that the travel distance on the floor shall not exceed as given below :-

Table No.9-D

Type of BuildingTravel Distance
Residential, Educational, institutional, and Hazardous occupancies22.5 m.
Assembly, business, mercantile, Industrial, and Storage Occupancies30.0 m.


Whenever more than one exit is required for a floor of a building, exits shall be placed at remote from each other as possible. All the exits shall be accessible from the entire floor area at all floor levels.


Note – For the buildings where a sprinkler system has been provided in the entire building for fire fighting, the travel distance may be increased by 50% of the value specified in the above table.


9.28.5  Occupant Load


For determining the exits required, the number of persons within any floor area or the occupant load shall be based on the actual number of occupants, but in no case less than that specified in Table No.9-E below :-


Table No.9-E

Sr. NoGroup of OccupancyOccupant Load Floor Area in sq.m. per person
3Institutional15 (See Note i)
a) With fixed or loose seats and dance floors0.6 (See Note ii)
b) Without seating facilities including dining rooms.5 (See Note ii)
a) Street floor & Sales basement3
b) Upper sale floors6
6Business and Industrial10


Note :


i) Occupant load in dormitory portions of homes for the aged, orphanages, insane, asylums etc. where sleeping accommodation is provided, shall be calculated at not less than 7.5 Sq.m. gross floor area per person.


ii) The gross floor area shall include, in addition to the main assembly rooms or space, any occupied connecting room or space in the same storey or in the storeys above or below where the entrance is common to such rooms and spaces and they are available for use by the occupants of the assembly place. No deductions shall be made in the area for corridors, closets or other subdivisions, that area shall include all space serving the particular assembly occupancy.


9.28.6 Capacity of Exits


1) The unit of exit width used to measure the capacity of any exit should be 50 cm. A clear width of 25 cm. should be counted as an additional half unit. Clear width less than 25 cm. should not be computed for exit width.


2) Occupants per unit exit width shall be in accordance with Table No. 9-F


Table No. 9-F

Sr.No.Group of OccupancyNumber of Occupants


9.28.7 Provision for Staircase


All buildings having a height more than the ground floor shall have the provision of one staircase. The special buildings specified in Regulations No.1.3(93)(xiv) shall have two staircases out of which one shall be a fire escape staircase.


They shall be of enclosed type. At least one of them shall be on the external walls of buildings and shall open directly to the exterior, interior open space or to an open place of safety. Further, the provision or otherwise of alternative staircases shall be subject to the requirements of travel distance being complied with.


A staircase shall not be provided around the lift shaft unless provided with a fire stop door of 1-hour rating at every floor level and no other openings in the inside wall as illustrated below.



9.28.8 Width of staircase


The minimum width of staircases/corridors for various buildings shall be as below.


Table No.9-G - Minimum width of staircase

S. NoUse of BuildingMinimum width of staircase (in m.)
1Residential Buildings 
a) Individual Housing up to G + 2 storeys0.75
b) Multi-storied Residential Building upto 15 m. height1.00
c) Multi-storied Residential Building above 15 m. & upto 24 m. height1.20
d) Multi-storied Residential Building above 24 m.height1.50
2Residential Hotel Buildings1.50
3Assembly buildings like auditoriums, theatres, cinemas, multiplexes, Mangal Karyalaya, marriage halls, etc.2.00
4Institutional & Educational Buildings2.00
5All other buildings excluding Sr. No. (1) to (4) above like1.50


Note - Internal staircase for duplex tenements shall be of minimum width 0.75 m. and for mezzanine floor shall be of minimum width 0.90 m.


Rule No. 9.29 Other Requirements of Individual Exit at Each Floor


The detailed requirements in respect of exits shall be as provided in Regulations No.9.29.1

to 9.29.8 given below.


9.29.1  Doorways


i) Every exit doorway shall open into an enclosed stairway or a horizontal exit, or a corridor or passageway providing continuous and protected means of egress:


ii) No exit doorway shall be less than 90 cm. in width except in assembly buildings where door width shall be not less than 200 cm. The doorway shall be not less than 200 cm. in height. Doorways for the bathrooms, water closets or stores shall be not less than 75 cm. wide.


iii) Exit doorways shall open outwards, that is away from the room but shall not obstruct the travel along any exit. No door, when opened shall reduce the required width of stairways or landing to less than 90 cm. Overheads or sliding doors shall not be installed.


iv) Exit door shall not open immediately upon a flight of stairs. A landing equal to at least the width of the door shall be provided in the stairway at each doorway. The level of landing shall be the same as that of the floor which it serves.


v) Exit doorway shall be openable from the side which they serve without the use of a key.


vi) Mirrors shall not be placed in exitways or exit doors to avoid confusion regarding the direction of exit.


9.29.2  Revolving doors


Revolving doors shall not be used as required exits except in residential business and mercantile occupancies but they shall not constitute more than half the total required door width.


9.29.3 Stairways


i) The interior staircase shall be constructed of non-combustible materials throughout.


ii) The interior staircase shall be constructed as a self-contained unit with at least one side to the extent of the required opening adjacent to an external wall and shall be completely enclosed.


iii) Hollow combustible construction shall not be permitted.


iv) The minimum width of the tread without nosing shall be 25 cm. for an internal staircase for residential buildings. In the case of other buildings, the minimum tread shall be 30 cm. The treads shall be constructed and maintained in a manner to prevent slipping.


v) The maximum height of the riser shall be 19 cm. in the case of residential buildings and 15 cm. in the case of other buildings. They shall be limited to 15 per flight.


vi) Handrails shall be provided with a minimum height of 100 cm. from the centre of the tread to the top of the handrails. Balusters/railing shall be provided such that the width of the staircase does not reduce.


vii) Floor indicator - The number of each floor shall be conspicuously painted in figures at least 15 cm. large on the wall facing the flights of a stairway or at such suitable place as is distinctly visible from the flights.


viii) The minimum headroom in a passage under the landing of a staircase shall be 2.2 m.


ix) For special buildings, access to the main staircase shall be gained through at least half an hour fire fire-resisting automatic closing doors placed in the enclosing wall of the staircase. It shall be a swing-type door opening in the direction of the escape.


x) No living space, store or other space including fire risk shall open directly into the staircase.


xi) External exit door of the staircase enclosure at ground level shall open directly to the open spaces or should be reached without passing through any door other than a door provided to form a draught lobby.


xii) In the case of assembly, institutional or residential occupancies or hotels or industrial and hazardous occupancies, the exit sign with an arrow indicating the way to the escape route shall be provided at a height of 0.5 m. from the floor level on the wall and shall be illuminated by electric light connected to corridor circuits. All exit way marking signs should be flushed with the wall and so designed that no mechanical damage shall occur to them due to the moving of furniture or other heavy equipment. Further, all landings of the floor shall have floor-indicating boards prominently indicating the number of floors. The floor indication board shall be placed on the wall immediately facing the flight of stairs and nearest to the landing. It shall be of the size not less than 0.5 m. x 0.5 m.


xiii)  In case of a single staircase, it shall terminate at the ground floor level and the access to the basement shall be by a separate staircase. Whenever the building is served by more than one staircase one of the staircases may lead to the basement level provided the same is separated at ground level by either a ventilated lobby or a cut-off screen wall without opening, having a fire resistance of not less than 2 hours with discharge point at two different ends or through enclosures. It shall also be cut off from the basement areas at various basement levels by a protected and ventilated lobby or lobbies.


9.29.4  Fire escape or external stairs


A fire escape or external stair shall be provided as provided in Regulation No.9.28.7. External stairs, when provided, shall comply with the following :


i) External stairs shall always be kept in sound operable conditions.


ii) All external stairs shall be directly connected to the ground.


iii) Entrance to the external stairs shall be separate and remote from the internal staircase.


iv) Care shall be taken to ensure that no wall opening or window opens on to or close to external stairs.


v) The route to the external stairs shall be free of obstructions at all times.


vi) The external stairs shall be constructed of non-combustible materials, and any doorway leading to it shall have the required fire resistance.


vii) No external staircase, used as a fire escape, shall be inclined at an angle greater than 45 degrees from the horizontal.


viii) External stairs shall have straight flight not less than 1250 mm. wide with 250 mm. treads and risers not more than 190 mm. The number of risers shall be limited to 15 per flight.


ix) Handrails shall be of a height not less than 1000 mm. and not exceeding 1200 mm. There shall be provisions of balusters with a maximum gap of 150 mm.


x) The use of spiral staircases shall be limited to low occupant load and to a building not exceeding 9 m. in height. A spiral staircase shall be not less than 1500 mm. in diameter and shall be designed to give adequate headroom.


xi) An Unprotected steel frame staircase will not be accepted as a means of escape. However, a steel staircase in an enclosed fire-rated compartment of 2 h will be accepted as a means of escape.


xii) The fire escape staircase shall be connected to other staircases through the common passage on every floor.


9.29.5  Corridors and passageways


i) The minimum width of a corridor shall not be less than 75 cm. in the case of 2 storeys row housing residential buildings and 100 cm. in the case of other buildings and the actual width shall be calculated based on the provision of Regulations No.9.28.3 to 9.28.8 (both inclusive)


ii) Where there is more than one staircase serving a building, there shall be at least one smoke-stop door in the space between the staircases.


iii) Exit corridors & passageways shall be of a width not less than the aggregate required width of exit doorways leading from them in the direction of travel of the exterior/stairways.


iv) Where stairways discharge through corridors & passageways the height of the corridors & passageways shall not be less than 2.4 m.


v) All means of exit including staircases, lifts, lobbies & corridors shall be adequately ventilated.


9.29.6  Refuge Area


For buildings more than 24 m. in height, a refuge area of 15 sq.m. or an area equivalent to 0.3 sq.m. per person to accommodate the occupants of two consecutive floors, whichever is higher, shall be provided as under :


The refuge area shall be provided on the periphery of the floor or preferably on a cantilever projection and open to air at least on one side protected with suitable railings.


a) For floors above 24.0 m. and up to 39.0 m. height - One refuge area on the floor immediately above 24.0 m.


b) For floors above 39.0 m height - One refuge area on the floor immediately above 39.0 m. and so on after every 15.0 m.


9.29.7  Lifts and Escalators


i) Lifts :- Provision of lift shall be made as mentioned in Regulation No.9.27.


ii) Escalators :- Escalators may be permitted in addition to required lifts. Such escalators may also be permitted in the atrium area of the buildings.


9.29.8  Fire lift


Where applicable, fire lifts shall be provided with a minimum capacity for 8 passengers and fully automated with an emergency switch on ground level. In general, buildings 15.0 m. in height or above shall be provided with fire lifts. In case of fire, only the fireman shall operate the fire lift. In normal course, it may be used by other persons. Each fire lift shall be equipped with suitable inter-communication equipment for communicating with the control room on the ground floor of the building. The number and location of fire lifts in a building shall be decided after taking into consideration various factors like building population, floor area, compartmentation, etc.


9.29.9  Fire Escape Chutes/controlled Lowering Device for evacuation


i) a) High-rise buildings having a height of more than 70 m. shall necessarily be provided with fire escape chute shaft/s for every wing adjacent to the staircase.


b) Walls of the shaft shall have 4 hours of fire resistance.

c) One side of the shaft shall be at the external face of the building with proper ventilation.

d) The dimension of the shaft shall not be less than 2.5 m. x 1.5 m.

e) The access to the fire escape chute's shaft shall be made at every floor level from the lobby area or from the staircase mid-landing with a self-closing door having fire resistance of at least

one hour.

f) The fire chute shall be of staggered type with landing of each section at the vertical height

of not more than 21.0 m.



ii) High-rise buildings having a height of more than 70.0 m., shall be provided with a fire tower at the landing/mid-landing level with a smoke check lobby with a fireman lift being an integral part of the fire escape staircase or fire evacuation lift (Hydro pneumatic/electrically operated) on the external face of the building having opening within the fire escape staircase at landing/mid-landing level with smoke check lobby as approved by Chief Fire Officer shall be provided.


Note - Both the smoke check lobby and with evacuation lift shall have a positive level difference of a minimum of 75 mm. with respect to the staircase landing or mid-landing level to avoid ingress of water in the fireman lift shaft.


9.29.10 Refuge chute/Garbage Chute -


In residential buildings, Refuge chute/garbage chute may be provided with opening on each floor or on mid-landing. Design and specifications of Refuge chute shall be in accordance with provisions of IS 6924.


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Rule No. 14.12 Industrial Township under Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Policy


Industrial Township under the Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Policy shall be permitted in Commercial, Industrial, and Agricultural Zone in Development Plan and Regional Plan areas. Other stipulations for Industrial Township under Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Policy - 2018, declared by the State Government in Industry, Energy Labour Department vide Government Resolution No.Asangho-2015/Pra.Kra.98/Udyog-2, dated 14/02/2018, shall be applicable.


The FSI permissible for this Industrial Township shall be as per the FSI permissible in the Industrial Zone. The lands that are included in the Agricultural Zone in the Development or Regional Plan shall be treated as included in the Industrial Zone after the permission is granted for this Industrial Township.


Provided that up to 20% of the total built-up area of such Industrial Township may be used for residential/commercial purpose/support activities.


Provided further that the Research and Development Institutions in such Industrial Township shall be eligible for an additional 0.50 FSI over permissible FSI as per these Regulations.


Rule No. 14.13 Development of Integrated Industrial Area


The development of an Integrated Industrial Area within the jurisdiction of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation shall be allowed as per the Urban Development Department’s Notification No.TPB-4314/20/CR-32/2014/UD-11, dated 1st August, 2015. The Principal Regulations referred to in the said notification shall be deemed to have reference to provisions of UDCPR along with specific regulations related to MIDC mentioned in Chapter 10.


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