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RCC Contractors: Building Pune's Future with Strength and Precision


The Work of RCC Contractors in Pune City | Foot2Feet

To understand the work of RCC contractors and Foot2Feet’s objective towards the construction of Pune City


Pune is the second most developed city of Maharashtra after Mumbai and is fast coming up to be a land of rapid urban development and architectural innovation. Spearheading this transformation is Foot2Feet, the emerging construction company in RCC contracting. Enthralling growing needs wish to be built in vigorous, long-lasting, and aesthetic structures in which RCC is prominent; thus, there stands RCC expertise—Foot2Feet.

For any fast developing city like Pune, one needs competent RCC contractors. This paper looks at why RCC contractors form the backbone of development and how Foot2Feet ensures that only the best services are provided in this regard.


Understanding RCC: The Foundation of Modern Construction

More than a simple building material, Reinforced Cement Concrete is the very backbone of modern construction. But what is RCC, and why has it become so necessary in the developing cityscape of Pune?

RCC is a composite material of concrete and steel reinforcement bars. Concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, gravel, and water, which makes it stand out in compressive strength; however, it is relatively weak in tension. That is where the steel reinforcement comes in, to provide tensile strength in order to build structures that could hold their own against any stressful force or system of forces.

Alt Text: Worker with Gas Mask Operating Concrete Mixer

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The synergy between concrete and steel in RCC results in a material that offers:

  • High Strength: Due to its high bearing capacity, RCC is excellent for skyscrapers, bridges, and other heavy industrial buildings.
  • Durability: Structures made from RCC are reliable and long-lasting; they can bear the change of seasons in Pune over generations.
  • Fire Resistance: Concrete in the RCC insulates the steel to huge capacities against catching fire, ensuring appropriate Fire Safety in Buildings.
  • Flexibility in Design: RCC can be molded into several shapes. Thus, architects and engineers can come up with creative and functional designs.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Though at the front end it may cost a little more compared to some of the alternatives, the life and low maintenance cost of RCC structures make them excellent value for money in the long term. 


Foot2Feet: Pune's Premier RCC Contractor

With robust experience in Pune's construction sector, Foot2Feet has established itself as a leader in RCC contracting. Our journey has been intertwined with Pune's growth, from the IT boom in Hinjewadi to the residential expansions in Wakad and Baner.

At Foot2Feet, our work encompasses a wide range of projects, each showcasing our expertise in RCC construction. Our work ranges from Residential Complexes to Infrastructure Projects. In between these, we have efficiently completed our projects in commercial, industrial, and institutional spaces. With each field requires different sort of expertise, our contractors have delivered prominently. 


Advantages of Hiring Foot2Feet Contractors

Foot2Feet is one of the well-known construction companies in and around Pune that have expertise in RCC works. The company states that it has hired the best contractors for RCC, who are highly trained and have a good level of experience. Foot2Feet ensures that each contractor applies the latest tools and high-quality materials while following the best practices of the industry, assuring their clients the best. It is this commitment to first class and safety that has set them aside as a construction leader in Pune.


Choosing Foot2Feet for your RCC construction needs in Pune offers numerous benefits:


  • Local Expertise: Our in-depth understanding of the local geology, climate, and building regulations of Pune will modify projects as per the requirements on the ground.
  • Quality Assurance: We undertake very strict quality control measures to ensue that only the best quality materials are used and adherence to international construction standards is maintained.
  • Timely Completion: Efficient management enables us to complete projects within the stipulated time frame; the quality of the project is not compromised.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Relationship with local suppliers and optimized process flows would keep costs competitive.
  • Customization: We don't supply Clients with cookie-cutter solutions. We work closely with each of our clients to provide solutions relevant to their needs.
  • First in Safety: A trillion miles of perfect safety record—there's no reason our commitment to construction workers and public safety has to end here.
  • After-Service Support: We aren't going to disappear after our project completion. Our team stands at your service whenever you need maintenance or support.




How a Bad Contractor Can Affect the Construction

Hiring an unqualified RCC contractor can have severe repercussions:

  • Substandard Work Quality: Causes structure weakness and possible safety risks.
  • Rise in Costs: Frequent repairs and maintenance increase the overall cost of the project.
  • Delays: Ineffective contractors are incapable of completing activities within prescribed time standards, so that such delays tend to become frustratingly pro.
  • Risk of Safety: Construction sites having poor workmanship run the risk of causing tragedies with serious accidents and injuries.


The Foot2Feet Design Process

At Foot2Feet, we believe that a successful RCC construction process commences long before the first foundation is laid. Our in-depth design process is a collaborative effort:

  • Client Consultation: The first step towards every project is trying to grasp the client's vision, requirements, and budget seriously.


  • Site Analysis: Our team puts in a detailed study of the construction site. The site analysis includes the study of the soil condition, environment, and local by-laws.


  • Concept Design: Basic designs are formed by the architects and engineers in tandem in such a way that the flow of functionality goes along the features.


  • 3D Modeling: Advanced software is utilized to model designs and thereby make 3D drawings for review by the customers for clarity in decision-making.


  • Structural Analysis: Our structural engineers do rigorous calculations on the design in order to ensure it meets all safety and stability requirements.


  • Material Selection: Material is selected very carefully for the project at hand; quality ensured but with cost effectiveness in mind.


  • Green Integration: Wherever possible, we incorporate green design elements to minimize environmental impacts and reduce operating costs.


  • Client Approval: The designs are then presented to the client for approval, including feedback and revision of the design as required.


  • Detailed Planning: After the design is approved, detailed construction plans are developed with a timeline for when to develop and allocate sources.



Alt Text: A White Truck Mixer on Site

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Tools RCC Contractors Use

The RCC construction world is continuously in a flux, and at Foot2Feet, we remain at the leading edge in terms of technological advancement. Key tools that our RCC contractors use include: 

  • Concrete Mixer: From small, portable mixers to large batching plants, these confirm the right concrete consistency. 


  • Vibrators: Compact concrete, remove air bubbles, and improve strength.


  • Reinforcement Benders and Cutters: The tools shape the steel bars that, in turn, form the skeleton of RCC structures.


  • Concrete Pumps: These ensure safe and effective transport of concrete to various levels of a structure.


  • Formwork Systems: Advanced formwork helps in shaping concrete elements into accurate shapes.


  • Laser Levels and Total Stations: These guarantee on-site accurate measurements and alignments.


  • Non-Destructive Testing Equipment: Quality control tools which can check for concrete strength without inflicting any damage to the structure.


  • Building Information Modeling Software: The process of detailed 3D modeling and planning of projects is enabled.


Material Selection: The Foot2Feet Approach


The quality of an RCC structure can only be as good as the materials used in its making. In Foot2Feet, we have a rigorous procedure for selecting and procuring the following materials:


  • Cement: We mainly use Ordinary Portland Cement, namely OPC or Portland Pozzolana Cement, through reputed brands, selecting grades according to the requirements of a particular project.


  • Aggregates: We procure aggregates of the best quality, ensuring they conform to specifications pertaining to size, shape, and strength.


  • Steel Reinforcement: TMT bars from certified manufacturers are used with the right grade chosen as per structural calculation.


  • Water: It may be one of the simplest constituents, but the quality of water used for mixing has a paramount role in the making of concrete. We ensure it is free from impurities that may affect concrete strength.


  • Admixtures: When needed, we add chemical admixtures to the concrete for enhancement in properties, either to make it better in terms of workability or setting time.


Our material selection process involves:


  • Laboratory Testing: We run periodical tests on the materials to check for quality standards.


  • Supplier Vetting: We deal only with tried and tested suppliers who supply good quality materials consistently.


  • On-Site Checks: Our team does simple tests on materials delivered to the site to check their quality.


  • Mix Design: For each of our projects, a concrete mix design is specially developed that would allow for optimum proportion of cement, water, and aggregates.


  • Sustainability Considerations: Insofar as feasible, we use recyclable materials or substitutes which lessen environmental impact.


Budget for RCC Contractors 

The budget for RCC contractors depends on various factors:

  • Project Size: The cost will be more if the size is bigger, which demands high material and labor.


  • Quality of Material: High-quality material increases the budget, but surely provides better durability.


  • Labor Price: Skilled labor costs a bit more, but in return, it does render quality work.


  • Complexity of Projects: More complex designs of structures demand special tools and techniques, so they may escalate the budget.



RCC Work Risks and Minimization

There are various risks associated with RCC work; however, they can be minimized with proper measures:

  • Safety Hazards: Adopting safety equipment and working techniques will minimize the occurrence of accidents.


  • Material Defects: Ensuring that the appropriate quality materials for the purpose are used will avert structural failures.


  • Environmental Factors: Protecting the materials from weathering and proper practices for curing can enhance durability.


Building the Face of Pune, One Structure at a Time

Quality RCC construction assumes a different meaning in the context of a smart city like Pune. At Foot2Feet, we are glad to be a part of this transformation by making structures that are not merely buildings but legacies.

It's more than just building. Homes, where families will grow; offices, where innovations will take shape; and public places, where communities come alive. We have expertise in RCC construction, ensuring that all these creations will stand tall for generations to come.

Choose Foot2Feet for your next construction project in Pune and find the difference 'Cometh' with real expertise, unflinching commitment to quality, and deep inside-out understanding of our city's special needs. Let us build a stronger, more beautiful Pune together – foot by foot and structure by structure.



Frequently Asked Questions about RCC Contractors (FAQs)


Q: What is RCC?

A: RCC stands for Reinforced Cement Concrete. It's a very strong Building material, made from Concrete and Steel bars.


Q: Can Foot2Feet take up small construction work along with the large ones?

A: Yes, Projects at Foot2Feet include works of variables size ranging from individual houses to huge commercial complexes.


Q: How much time does it normally take for an RCC construction?

A: The time taken differs according to the size and complexity of the project. However, a small residential project may take 6-8 months while the bigger ones could reasonably take 1-2 years or more.


Q: Is Foot2Feet eco-friendly in its construction methods?

A: Yes, we do include as much green in our practices as possible. From using eco-friendly material to energy-efficient designs, we follow them religiously.


Q: Which areas or locations does Foot2Feet cover in Pune?

A: We work all over in Pune, from Hinjewadi, Baner, Kothrud, Pimpri-Chinchwad, to Magarpatta.


Q: How does Foot2Feet look after the qualities of RCC?

A: High-quality materials, skilled professionals, and strict quality control measures are taken from the start of construction work.


Q: Do you assist clients with paper works and construction permits from the Pune Municipal Corporation?

A: Yes, we do. we assist our clients with the necessary paperwork and approvals


Q: Does Foot2Feet have after construction support?

A: Of course, we provide maintenance support and even sort out any issues that crop up after the project is complete.


Q: How do I get a quote for my construction project from Foot2Feet?

A: You can contact our office directly. We will arrange for a site visit and then provide a detailed quotation based on your requirements.


Q: Does Foot2Feet do renovations or only new constructions?

A: Both new constructions and renovation projects can be handled by Foot2Feet.com. We can remodel existing structures or add new sections to buildings with RCC techniques.


Q: How does Foot2Feet adapt to the weather conditions of Pune during construction?

A: We plan our construction schedule considering the monsoon season of Pune. We incorporate waterproof materials wherever required and make provisions for proper drainage systems so that the weather won't hamper the quality of the construction.

Procedure During Construction in UDCPR 2020

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 2 is all about Development Permission and Commencement Certificate as per mentioned in the UDCPR 


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities/Special Planning Authorities/ Development Authorities within the limits of the 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. 2.8 Procedure During Construction


2.8.1  Owner/Developer/Architect/Town Planner/Engineer/Structural Engineer/supervisor or any licensed technical person's Responsibilities in their respective domain.


i) Neither granting of the development permission nor the approval of the drawings and specifications, nor the inspections, made by the Authority during the erection of the building shall, in any way relieve the Owner/Developer/Architect/Town Planner/Engineer/Structural Engineer/Supervisor or any licensed technical person, of such building/development from full responsibility for carrying out the work in accordance with the requirements of these regulations and safety norms as prescribed by the bureau of Indian Standards.


ii)  Every owner/developer shall :


a) Permit the Authority or his representative to enter the building or premises for which permission has been granted at any reasonable time to enforce these Regulations.


b) Submit the certificate for the execution of work as per structural safety requirements and give written notice to the Authority regarding the completion of work.


c) Give written notice to the Authority in case of termination of services of a Technical professional engaged by him.


2.8.2 Results of Test


Where tests of any materials are made to ensure conformity with the requirements of these regulations, records of the test data shall be kept available for inspection during the construction of the building and for such period thereafter as may be required by the Authority.


2.8.3 Display Board


As soon as the development/building permission is obtained, the owner/developer shall install a "Display Board" on a conspicuous place on-site indicating the following details :-


i)  Name and address of the owner, developer, and all concerned licensed persons


ii)  Survey number/city survey number of land under reference


iii)  Order number and date of grant of development/building permission/redevelopment permission issued by the Authority.


iv) Built-up area permitted


v)  RERA registration no


vi) Software QR Code for the Project generated in online building permission.
Such a Display Board shall not be required for individual plot holders' individual buildings.


2.8.4 Plinth Checking


The owner shall give intimation in the prescribed form in Appendix - F to the Authority after the completion of work up to the plinth level. This shall be certified by the Architect/licensed Engineer/Supervisor with a view to ensuring that the work is being carried out in accordance with the sanctioned plans. After such intimation, the construction work shall be carried out further. The officers of the Authority, who are empowered to grant development permission and subordinate officers to him, shall each, inspect about 10% of such plinth-certified cases.


2.8.5  Deviation During Construction


If during the construction of a building, any deviation of a substantial nature from the sanctioned plans is intended by way of internal or external additions, sanction of the Authority shall be necessary. A revised plan showing the deviation shall be submitted and the procedure laid down for the original plans shall apply to all such amended plans. Any work done in contravention of the sanctioned plans, without prior approval of the Authority, shall be deemed as unauthorized. However, any changes made within the internal layout of a residential or commercial unit, which does not violate FSI or other regulations, shall not be treated as unauthorized. Such changes shall be incorporated into the plan along with the completion certificate. Provided that revised permission may also be granted after the completion of work before obtaining a full occupancy certificate.


Related Regulations to Rule No. 2- 


You can visit our other blog on Regulation 2 through the below-mentioned links:


Commencement of Work in UDCPR 2020


Grant or Refusal of Permission in UDCPR 2020


Various Regulations in Chapter 2 in UDCPR 2020


Discretionary Powers and Relaxations In Specific Cases in UDCPR 2020


Discretionary Powers Interpretation in UDCPR 2020


Procedure for Obtaining Development Permission, Building Permission, Commencement Certificate in UDCPR 2020


Permission from the Planning Authority is Mandatory 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. 

Uses Permissible in Agricultural 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 Agricultural 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. 4.11 Agricultural Zone


i) All agricultural uses, including stables of domestic animals, piggeries, poultry farms accessory buildings, tents, etc.;

ii) Golf Course and Links, Race tracks, and shooting ranges with necessary safety measures, Trekking Routes/nature trails/nature walks, etc.;

iii) Garden, forestry, nursery, public parks, private parks; play fields, summer camps for recreation of all types

iv) Public / semi-public sector utility establishments such as electric sub-stations, receiving stations, switch yards, over-head line corridors, radio and television stations, receiving stations, main stations for public gas distribution, sewage treatment, and disposal works, water works along with residential quarters for essential staff required for such works;

v) L.P.G. Godown, subject to the following conditions :-

a) Minimum plot size and area of the plot shall be as decided by the concerned Licensing Authority.

b) The maximum permissible FSI shall be 20% on this plot.

c) Only ground floor structure shall be permissible.

d) It is necessary to obtain a No Objection Certificate from the Controller of Explosives and competent fire authority.

vi) Vehicle Fuel filling Stations, including LPG / CNG / Ethanol / Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles, is subject to the following conditions :-

a) The plot shall be located on any road with a minimum width of 12.0 m. or more.

b) FSI for such facilities in this zone shall be up to 20% of gross area, underground structures along with kiosks shall not be counted towards FSI.

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

d) In case the plot is located on any Classified road, 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-DO III, Dated 25.09.2003 as amended from time to time)

e) In a plot of Fuel Station, other building or composite building for the sales office, snack bars, restaurant, public conveniences or like activities , may be permitted

vii) Pottery manufacture.

viii) Storage and drying of fertilizer.

ix) Farmhouses shall be permitted subject to the following conditions :-

a) Minimum plot area for the above use shall be 0.4 Ha. However, one farmhouse per land holding shall be permitted, irrespective of the size of the land holding.
b) The FSI shall not exceed 0.04 subject to a maximum built-up area of 400 sq.m. in any case. Only ground + 1 floor structure with height not exceeding 9.0 m. shall be permissible.

x) Swimming pools/sports and games, canteen, tennis courts, etc.


xi) Amusement park. 


a) Amusement park with minimum plot area of 1.0 ha. with recreational and amusement devices like a giant wheel, roller coaster, merry-go-round or similar rides both indoor and outdoor, oceanic-park, swimming pool, magic mountain and lake, ethnic village, shops for souvenirs/citations, toys, goods, as principal uses and ancillary activities such as administrative offices, exhibition hall or auditorium, open-air theatre, essential staff quarters, store buildings, fast food shops, museum, small shops, ancillary structures to swimming pool, ancillary constructions along with staff quarters and residential hotels. Maximum permissible FSI shall be 0.70 on the gross plot area, out of which 0.20 shall be without payment of premium and remaining with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the rate mentioned in the annul statement of rates of very said land without considering the guidelines therein.


b) The required infrastructure, like proper and adequate access to the park, water supply, sanitation, conservancy services, sewage disposal and adequate off-street parking, will have to be provided and maintained by the promoters of the project at their cost.


c) The promoters of the project shall provide adequate facilities for the collection and disposal of garbage at their cost. They will keep, at all times, the entire environment clean, neat and hygienic.


d) Area of Rides, whether covered or uncovered, shall not be computed towards FSI.

e) At least 250 trees (of indigenous species) per Hector shall be planted and grown within the area of the park.

f) Sufficient parking facilities and ancillary facilities for cars, buses, transport vehicles, etc., shall be provided on-site.


xii) IT / ITES parks/units with 0.20 FSI, subject to Regulation No.7.8.

xiii) Any building/use by the Government / Semi-Government or Government Controlled

bodies with basic FSI and village resettlement or resettlement of project-affected persons with full permissible FSI as that of a residential zone.


xiv)  Biotechnology unit / B.T. Park subject to Regulation No.7.9.


xv)  Development of buildings of educational, research, and medical institutions, community development, human resources development, rural upliftment, yoga ashram, mediation centers, vipassana centers, spiritual Centres, goshalas, panjarpol, Old Age homes, and Rehabilitation Centres along with allied activities, Planetarium / Astronomical / Astrophysical facilities/projects with FSI of 1.00 on the gross plot area, out of which 0.20 shall be without payment of premium and remaining with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the rate mentioned in the annul statement of rates of very said land without considering the guidelines therein subject to following conditions :-


Conditions :-


a)  The trees at the rate of 250 trees per hectare shall be planted on the plot.


b)  The provisions of higher FSI mentioned in Chapter - 7 of these Regulations shall apply to the above buildings listed in the said chapter. However, higher FSI in such cases shall not exceed 100% of the above.


c) In case of educational use, 15% of the area may be used for commercial purposes subject to Regulation No.4.10(vi) provisions.


xvi) Integrated highway/Wayside amenities such as motels, way-side restaurants, fuel pumps, service stations, restrooms and canteen for employees working on-site and truck drivers, service godowns, factory outlets, highway malls, hypermarkets along with public conveniences like toilets, trauma center, medicine shop, bank ATMs and like activities with FSI of 0.2 on the gross area without payment of premium and further FSI upto 0.3 with premium at the rate of 20% land rate in Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein, shall be allowed subject to following conditions :-


Integrated Highway / Wayside Amenities may be permitted to be developed on plots of land having a minimum area of 10,000 Sq.m. abutting to National Highways/State Highways or on any road not less than 18.0 m. width.


Provided that, No subdivision of land shall be allowed and the location of the fuel pump, if

provided, shall be separately earmarked.

Notwithstanding anything contained in this regulation, an individual use as mentioned in this

regulation may be permissible, on a road having a minimum width of 12.0 m. The minimum plot size for this regulation shall be the entire holding mentioned in the single 7/12 extract or a minimum of 4000 Sq.m. In any case, Sub-division / layout shall not be permitted.


xvii) Ancillary Service Industries

Ancillary service industries for agro-related products like flowers, fruits, vegetables, poultry products, marine products, related collection centres, auction halls, godowns, grading services and packing units, knowledge parks, cold storages, utility services (like banking, insurance, post office services) etc. on the land owned by individuals/organizations with FSI of 0.20 without payment of premium. Further, FSI up to 1.00 may be granted with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the land rate in the Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein.


xviii) Any industry/industries with FSI of 0.20 without payment of premium and further FSI up to 1.00 with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the land rate in the Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein. Minimum buffer open space/setback (which may include marginal distance and road width, if any) from the boundary of industrial Building/use to residential or habitable zone/use, shall not be less than 23.0 m. Such buffer open space shall be kept on the same land.


Provided that, the area under such buffer open space/setback shall not be deducted for computation of FSI.


Provided further that, if the land under the industrial zone is utilized entirely for non-polluting industries, IT / ITES or like purposes, then such buffer zone / open space shall not be necessary.


Provided further that, Industrial layout / sub-division of land shall also be permissible subject to regulations of Industrial Zone. In such case, the plot shall be entitled to 0.20 FSI and further FSI, as mentioned above, shall be subject to payment of premium. The condition to this effect shall be stamped on the layout / sub-division plan and also mentioned in the approval letter.


Provided further that, industrial godowns/godowns shall also be permissible under this regulation.


xix)  Solid waste management, landfill sites, biogas plants, and power generation from waste.


xx)  Power generation from non-conventional sources of energy. Area covered under solar panels shall not be counted in FSI.


xxi)  Brick, tile manufacture.


xxii)  Fish Farming.


xxiii) Religious buildings are subject to conditions as may be prescribed by the Authority.


xxiv) Slaughterhouse or facilities for processing and disposal of dead animals with the special permission of the Authority.


xxv)  Cemeteries and crematoria and structures incidental thereto.


xxvi)  Scrap Market with FSI of 0.20 without payment premium and further FSI up to 1.00 with the payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the land rate in the Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein.


xxvii) Mangal karyalayas / lawns.

a) Minimum area for mangal karyalaya shall be 0.4 ha. with FSI of 0.20. It may be

permitted along with essential guest rooms not exceeding 30% of the area of Mangal Karyalaya. The area for parking shall be 40% of the gross area, which shall be properly earmarked and bounded by a bifurcating wall. Further FSI up to 1.00 with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the land rate in Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein.


b) Lawns for the ceremony shall be 0.8 ha. with an FSI of 0.10. Area for parking shall be 40% of the gross area.


c) The plot for mangal karyalaya or lawn shall abut on road width of a minimum of 9.0 m. in the case of Nagar Panchayat, Municipal Council and Regional Plan area and 12.0 m. in case of other areas.


xxviii) Bus Terminus.


xxix) Construction of any communication route, road, railway, airstrips, ropeways, ports, electric lines, etc.


xxx) Town planning schemes under the provisions contained in the chapter - V of the Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning Act, 1966 shall be allowed for a minimum 20 hectare area, with a proper road network subject to the condition that the entire cost of the scheme shall be borne by the owners. After sanction of the preliminary scheme under section 86 of the Act, all uses as that of a residential zone, shall be permitted. FSI and other regulations shall be applicable as per the residential zone. Or


If the owners come together for development on the aforesaid concept of a town planning scheme instead of undertaking a town planning scheme under the Act, the Authority may allow and approve such development subject to the availability of an existing approach road of a minimum 12.0 m. width and earmarking 40% of the land for roads, parks, playgrounds, gardens, social infrastructure, and sale by the Authority, which shall be handed over to the Authority subject to the following -


a) A minimum of 10% of land shall be earmarked for playgrounds and parks, for which no FSI / compensation shall be allowed.


b Minimum 15% of land shall be earmarked for social infrastructure and that for sale by the authority and shall be handed over to the authority for which compensation in the form of FSI shall be allowed in-situ.


c Road area only to the extent of 15% shall be calculated in this component, for which compensation in the form of FSI shall be allowed in situ. The road area over and above 15% shall be calculated in the owner's / developer's share.


d) The regulation No.3.4 and 3.5 shall not be applicable in this case.


Development permission for uses permissible in a residential zone shall be granted phase-wise after completion of physical infrastructure works, including off-site infrastructure and handing over of land to the Authority. The land under such proposals shall be entitled for basic FSI / Premium FSI / TDR / In-situ FSI as that in the Residential Zone.


xxxi)  Manufacturing of Fireworks / Explosives and Storage of magazines/Explosives beyond 2.0 km. of Gaothan Settlement / Gaothan Boundary subject to No Objection Certificate from the Chief Controller of Explosives.


xxxii)  Development of Cinema and TV film production, shooting, editing, and recording studios with its ancillary and supporting users, including construction of staff quarters, restrooms, canteens, etc., subject to the following conditions :-

a) The minimum plot area (necessarily under one ownership) shall not be less than 2.0 ha.


b) The permissible FSI shall be 0.2 on gross plot area without payment of premium and up to 1.00 with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the land rate in the Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein.


xxxiii)  Tourist homes, Resorts, Hotels, Motels, Health and Wellness spas, Golf courses, Art and Craft villages, Exhibition cum Convention Centres, Camping-Caravanning and tent facilities, Adventure Tourism Projects, Eco-Tourism Projects, Agricultural Tourism Projects, Medical Tourism Projects, Boutique wineries, Guest houses and Bed and Breakfast scheme approved by MTDC / DoT etc., with Rooms / Suites, support areas for reception, kitchen, utility services etc., along with ancillary structures like covered parking, watchman's quarter, guard cabin, landscape elements, and if required, one observation tower per tourist resort upto the height of 15.0 m. with platform area up to 10 sq.m. in permanent / semi-permanent structural components. The permissible FSI shall be 0.2 on gross plot area without payment of premium and up to 1.00 with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of the land rate in the Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein.


xxxiv)  Tourist Resort Complexes may be permitted with the following conditions :-


A) General conditions - The minimum area of such site shall not be less than 1.00 Ha. and 0.4 Ha. in the case of local residents.


B) Condition for Development -


a)  Maximum permissible FSI in this zone shall be 0.25 of gross plot area without payment of premium and remaining up to 1.00 with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of land rate in Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein.


b)  The uses, like resorts, Holiday camps, recreational activities, and amusement parks, may be permitted in this zone.


c)  If the site is located adjacent to forts, and archaeological and historical monuments, the development shall be governed by the rules prescribed by the archaeological department.


d)  If the site is located near natural lakes, then, development shall be governed by the following :-


Distance from High Flood Line (HFL) / Full Storage Level (FSL)Development to be allowed
Up to 100 m.Not permissible.
Above 100 m. to 300 m.Ground floor structure with a maximum height of 5.0 m.
Above 300 m. to 500 m.G + 1 storey structure with a a maximum height of 9.0 m.
Above 500 m.G + 1 storey structure with maximum height of 9.0 m. Within permissible FSI and subject to other regulations.


f) No subdivision of land shall be allowed.

g) The land should have an approach of a minimum of 9.0 m—wide road.

h) The land having a slope steeper than 1:5, shall not be eligible for development.


C) Infrastructural Facilities - All the infrastructural facilities required on site as specified by the Authority, shall be provided by the owner/developer at his own cost on the site. Proper arrangements for the treatment and disposal of sewage and solid waste shall be made. No untreated effluent shall be allowed to pass into any watercourse.


xxxv)  In the areas of Local Bodies and the area of SPA where a Development Plan or planning proposal is sanctioned, "Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana" shall be permitted subject to the provisions of Regulation No.14.4.1.


xxxvi)  Individual house of size up to 150 sq.m. for entire holding mentioned in the single 7/12 extract, as of the date of coming into force of these regulations.


xxxvii)  Mining and quarrying subject to provisions of Regulation No. 15.1


xxxviii) In the area of Regional Plans (excluding the area of Local Bodies and SPA where a Development Plan or planning proposal is sanctioned), "Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana" shall be permitted subject to the provisions of Regulation No.14.4.2.


xxxix) Development of Tourism and Hospitality Services under Community Nature Conservancy around wildlife sanctuaries and national parks shall be permitted as per Regulation No.14.9.


xxxx) Integrated Township Projects as per Regulation No.14.1.1.


xxxxi) Buildings for Three star and above category hotels along National / State Highways, MDR and on other roads not less than 18.0 m. in width, may be permitted with FSI 0.2 on gross area without payment of premium and remaining up to 1.00 with payment of premium at the rate of 20% of land rate in Annual Statement of Rates of the said land without considering the guidelines therein.


xxxxii) Bulk storage and sale of Kerosene subject to NOC of Chief Controller of Explosive, Government of India.


(1) xxxxiii) Development of housing for EWS / LIG as per Regulation No.7.7.

(1) xxxxiv) Development is permissible adjacent to Gaothan as specified in Regulation No.5.1.1.


 Notes :-


1)  The permissible FSI for uses mentioned above shall be 0.20, if not specified.


2) The height of the building shall be permissible as per regulation No.6.10, subject to FSI permissibility under this regulation.


3)  For the uses permissible in the Agricultural Zone, the minimum road width shall be 6.0 m. for non-special buildings, unless otherwise specified, and for special buildings shall be as per Regulation No.3.3.9.


4)  The premium for FSI (allowed with payment of the premium) shall be levied for FSI actually proposed in the permission.


5)  The payment to be recovered in the above cases shall be apportioned 50% - 50% between the Authority and the State Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government by separate order.


6)  The payment to be recovered in the above cases may be exempted by the Government by separate order in case of deserving charitable institutions.


7)  No such premium shall be leviable in case of Government/Semi-Government or government-controlled bodies.


8)  Trees at the rate of 100/hectare shall be planted on the land, unless otherwise specified.



Related Regulations to Rule No. 4- 


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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 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


Provision for Amenity Space in UDCPR 2020

There are general regulations about any construction permissible on land and no piece of land shall be used as a site for the construction of a building if the site is not eligible for it.


If the Authority considers that the site is insanitary, incapable of being well-drained, or is dangerous to construct a building on it then it is not permissible to use this land as a site for construction.

For Example, if the site is in Defense land, Railway region Hilly region, or not drained properly in this case there one cannot construct anything on the land without considering the regulations.


This information about reservations and their use is very important when someone starts actual planning, whether they are land owners, builders, or construction owners. It is a must-know information before purchasing land or starting construction on the land


UDCPR 2020 Chapter 3 is all about General Land Development Requirements.


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. 3.5 Provision for Amenity Space 


Amenity Space is space to be left for the government for planning various public amenities like schools, hospitals, libraries, fire stations, police chowki, etc.


This space is to be handed over to the government and the owner gets FSI as compensation for the land. (In short, there is only loss of space but no loss of FSI)




In the areas of Local Authorities, Special Planning Authorities, and Metropolitan Region Development Authorities, Amenity Space as mentioned below on gross area after deducting area under reservations/roads in the Development Plan including proposals of road widening therein, shall have to be provided in any layout or subdivision of land or proposal for development.


Area of LandMinimum Amenity Space to be provided
a) less than 20000 sq.mNil
b) 20000 sq.m or more5% of the total area.


These amenity spaces shall be developed by the owner for the uses mentioned in the definition of amenity. However, the Authority may insist for handing over the amenity space to the Authority, if it is required for the following six purposes only. If it is not required for the following six purposes and required for other purposes, it may be taken over by the Authority with the consent of the owner.


i)  Garden.


ii)  Playground.


iii)  Municipal School.


iv)  Municipal Hospital.


v)  Fire Brigade.


vi)  Housing for Project affected Persons.


In such circumstances, amenity space shall be deemed to be reservations/proposals in the Development Plan, and Floor Space Index (FSI) in lieu thereof may be made available in situ on the remaining land. The calculation of this in-situ FSI shall be shown on the layout/building plan. If the owner desires to have TDR against it, instead of in-situ FSI, then he may be awarded TDR. The in-situ FSI or TDR shall be granted only after the transfer of the amenity space to the Authority. The generation of TDR or in-situ FSI shall be equivalent to the quantum mentioned in Regulation No.11.2 of Transferable Development Rights.




Regulation No.11.2 of Transferable Development Rights


Transferable Development Rights (TDR) are compensation in the form of Floor Space Index (FSI) or Development Rights which shall entitle the owner to the construction of a built-up area subject to provisions in this regulation. This FSI credit shall be issued in a certificate which shall be called as Development Right Certificate (DRC).


Development Rights Certificate (DRC) shall be issued by the Authority under his signature and endorsed thereon in writing in figures and in words, the FSI credit in square meters of the built-up area to which the owner or lessee is entitled, the place from where it is generated and the rate of that plot as prescribed in the Annual Statement of Rates issued by the Registration Department for the concerned year.TDR generated within the jurisdiction of a particular Authority shall be utilized within the jurisdiction of the same Authority as per this regulation.




Provided that:-


i) This regulation shall not be applicable where separate amenity space is mandated by the Government while sanctioning modification proposals under section 37 or 20 of the Act. In such cases, the development of the amenity shall be governed by the conditions mentioned in the said notification.


ii) Amenity space shall be approachable by a minimum of 12.0 m. wide road except for the cases where 12.0 m. the approach road to the site is not available. If in the case of B & C Class Municipal Councils, Nagar panchayats, and R.P. areas, such amenity space may be located on 9 m. road, however, in such cases, special buildings on amenity plots shall not be allowed.


iii) This regulation shall not be applicable to Regulation No.4.8.1, (i.e.Regulation for allowing Residential/Commercial users in Industrial Zone), wherein separate provision of land for public amenities/utilities is made.


iv) This regulation shall not be applicable where the entire development permission is for amenities specified in the definition of amenity space in these Regulations and also for uses other than residential permissible in an agricultural zone. This regulation shall also not be applicable, if construction on the entire plot is for a hotel building or IT establishment/building.


v)  This regulation shall not be applicable to the Town Planning Scheme area under the M. R. & T. P. Act, 1966, or similar schemes permitted in agricultural zones.


vi) This regulation shall not be applicable for revision of earlier sanctioned development permissions granted under the regulations in force prior to these regulations and work is commenced, where no such amenity space has been provided in development permission sanctioned earlier.


viii) If some amenity space is provided in the earlier permission, then the quantum of such amenity space in the revised permission:-

a) Shall be limited to the area provided in earlier permission.

b) Shall not be reduced even though the area of such amenity space is more than what is

specified in this regulation.


ix) If the owner agrees to construct the amenity and hands it over to the Authority with the consent of the Authority, then he shall be entitled for amenity TDR/in-situ FSI as per Regulation No.11.2.


x) The development in amenity space shall be allowed up to the building potential mentioned in Regulation No.6.1 on Regulations for Congested area in Development Plans/Gaothans of Village settlements in Metropolitan Region Development Authorities and Regional Plans or Regulation No. 6.3. on Permissible FSI


xi) Any other use, not mentioned in these regulations, may be allowed to be developed by the Authority similar to the uses defined as amenity.




In the case of Regional Plan areas, the percentage of amenity space to be provided shall be as mentioned in Regulation No.5.1.8.



Regulation No.5.1.8. Provision of Amenity Space


i) In any layout or sub-division of land for residential purposes admeasuring more than 0.4 Ha. (excluding the area of R.P. roads, road widening, and designations) amenity space shall have to be provided for the areas and specified percentages mentioned in the table below.


Area of LandAmenity Space to be provided
up to 4000 sq.mNIL
more than 4000 sq.m10%


ii) For calculating the area for Amenity Space, the area covered under the development proposal submitted to the Authority shall only be considered.


iii) The owner shall be entitled to develop the Amenity Spaces as per the uses permissible in the Amenity Spaces.


iv) If the owner agrees to handover and the Authority agrees to take over the amenity space, then such Amenity Space shall be deemed to be reservation in the plan and floor space index (FSI) in lieu thereof (1) subject to maximum receiving potential prescribed in these regulations may be made available in-situ on the remaining land. The calculation of this in-situ FSI shall be shown on the layout/building plan. In the areas where TDR regulations are applicable and if the owner desires to have TDR against it, instead of in-situ FSI, then he may be awarded TDR. The in-situ FSI or TDR shall be granted only after the transfer of the Amenity Space to the Authority. The generation of TDR or in-situ FSI shall be equivalent to the quantum mentioned in the Regulation of TDR.


v) Proviso of Regulation No.3.5.1 shall be applicable to this regulation.



3.5.3 Development of Amenity Spaces in Earlier Sanctioned Layout


Amenity spaces, which are earmarked in the layout sanctioned tentatively or finally earlier and not so far developed, may also be allowed to be developed for any of the uses mentioned in this regulation. Such amenity buildings may be allowed to be developed on the road on which such amenity space is located in the sanctioned layout. However, special building shall require a front road as specified in Regulation No.3.3.9.



Regulation No.3.3.9. Access Provisions for Special buildings in Regulation No.1.3(93)(xiv)

For special buildings, as mentioned in 93(xiv) under Regulation No.1.3, the following additional

provisions of means of access shall be ensured;


(a)  The width of the main street on which the plot abuts shall not be less than 12.0 m. in non- congested area and shall not be less than 9.0 m. in a congested area, and one end of this street shall join another street of width not less than at least 9.0 m. (1) in congested areas and 12.0 m. in non-congested areas.


(b)  The marginal distances on all its sides shall be a minimum of 6.0 m., and the layout for the same shall be approved taking into consideration the requirements of fire services, and the margins shall be of a hard surface capable of taking the weight of fire engine, weighing up to 45 tonnes. The said marginal distances shall be kept free of obstructions and shall be motorable.


(c)  Main entrances to the plot shall be of adequate width to allow easy access to the fire engine, and in no case shall it measure less than 6.0 m. The entrance gate shall fold back against the compound wall of the premises, thus leaving the exterior accessway within the plot free for movement of fire engine/fire service vehicles. If the main entrance at the boundary wall is built over, the minimum clearance (headroom) shall be 4.5 m.


Related Regulations to Rule No. 3 - 


You can visit our other blogs related to Regulations 3 through the below-mentioned links:


Recreational Open Spaces in UDCPR 2020


Minimum Plot Area for Various Uses in UDCPR 2020


Provision for Inclusive Housing in UDCPR 2020


Relocation of D.P Reservations (Except Road) UDCPR 2020


Rules for Railway Line, River, Electric Line, Airport, Nallah in UDCPR 2020


Plotting, Land Subdivisions, and Access Road Rules in UDCPR 2020

Terminology used in Building bye laws

Whenever you see a town planning map or a blue print, you come across various terms like open space, amenity space. Here is details explanation in common man’s language for construction related building rules. 

FSI (Floor Space Index)

  1. In general language FSI means permissible built up area on any plot. It is calculated by dividing Built up area by Plot Area.
  2. FSI = built up area/Plot area.
  3. E.g. – If permissible FSI for a plot of 1000 Sqft. is 1.10, then we can construct 1100 Sqft. of built up area. (say 225 Sqft on 4 floors or 550SqFt on 2 floors)
  4. Ducts, Parking floor, basement, architectural treatment are not considered while calculating FSI.
  5. Depending upon planning authority by-laws, balcony, terrace, staircase, lift, lift machine room are deducted from FSI on payment of premium.

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Open Space

  1. Open space is the space left for recreational activities for the user of that plot. It remains part of the same land under ownership of society.
  2. Generally we have to leave 10% of total plot area for any building or layout permission.
  3. Depending upon by-laws smaller plots, gunthewari plots, N.A. plots do not require open space area.

 Amenity space

  1. Generally for plot above 1 acre require 15% amenity space.
  2. Amenity space is a space to be left for government for planning various public amenities like school, hospital library, fire stations, police chowki etc.
  3. This space is to be handed over to govt. and owner gets FSI as compensation for land. (In short there is only loss of space but no loss of FSI)
  4. N.A. plots and smaller plots do not require amenity space.

 Paid FSI (Fungible FSI)

  1. It is additional FSI on any plot after payment of premium amount to planning authority.
  2. This premium amount depends upon ready reckoner rate of same land.

 TDR (Transferable development rights)

  1. Due to planning authority reservations FSI of one land cannot be utilized entirely on same plot. Hence Government allow plot holder to sell or transfer FSI of his plot. This is called Transferable Development Rights. Buying TDR is like buying virtual land.
  2. Buyer of TDR can do extra construction on his land.
  3. One cannot load more TDR than permissible on that land. Maximum Permissible TDR on any plot depends upon Access Road, Land Zone etc…

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Road Widening

  1. Area of plot falling under proposed or existing road is called as road widening area.
  2. FSI of this area can be utilized on same plot or converted into TDR.

 Carpet area

  1. Before RERA Carpet area was considered as tile able area in property. It includes room floor area, Balcony area, terrace area, tile area at door jams etc…
  2. But After RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Act 2016) have modified carpet area concept a bit.
  3. According to RERA, carpet area include following things
  4. Room Area
  5. Internal wall area (wall between 2 rooms of same apartment)
  6. Dry balcony area (separately mentioned)
  7. Enclosed Balcony area (separately shown if any)
  8. Terrace area (separately mentioned) the only difference between RERA carpet & old carpet is that internal wall area is added in RERA carpet.

 Built up Area

  1. Built up area term is most commonly used term in constriction industry. & at same time it has various meaning at various situations. Hence it is necessary to clarify area included or excluded while discussing with built up area. eg –
  2. For government approvals it is the area covered by a building on all floors including cantilevered portion, mezzanine floors if any but excepting the areas excluded specifically from FSI.
  3. For buyer / user – It is usable construction area which includes parking, floor area, but excluding footing & foundation area.
  4. For contractor it is total construction area including parking, 50 % footing, water tank etc.., but excluding top terrace area.


Conveyance Deed

   Any construction consists of 2 most important factors first is b.up area & 2nd is land on which building is constructed. After completion of construction builder/developer was supposed to transfer land in name of society (or association of apartment).  This transfer process is called as conveyance deed. A survey shows that in almost 80% society this process was not completed.

You can check the more information about conveyance deed here https://foot2feet.com/construction-services/legal-services/conveyance-deed/



Building Control Line

It is the line up to which we can build construction according to planning authority / or any government authority.

Non Agriculture (NA)

  1. Any land (except land in Gaothan area) is by default agriculture land in India. It is assumed as non-agriculture land only and only after taking NA permission (Non Agricultural use permission) from collector.
  2. A copy of land conversion is called as NA order.
  3. For NA land zone plays important role. (Agriculture, industrial , residential)
  4. Depend upon zone NA can be done. Eg – Industrial NA, farmhouse NA, residential NA, commercial NA.
  5. NA and R-zone are commonly misunderstood.
  6. In simple words, NA is procedure to change tax on any land due to change in use of land.
  7. NA land not necessary to be residential land all time, and similarly residential land not necessarily to be NA land.
  8. A land which is in residential zone, but its use according to collector/revenue department is agriculture, then the land is not NA. (but this land can be converted into NA after completing NA procedure.)

You can Check more information about Non Agriculture here – https://foot2feet.com/site/na_order_land_conversion/


Side Margin

Side margin is distance to be kept from plot boundary to building line as per Regulations. Calculate how much side margin you need to keep for your building.



Ready Reckoner Rate

Government rates of land, property is called as ready reckoner rate. These rates are published and regulated by the respective state government. Find Out Ready Reckoner Rates in Pune here – http://www.igrmaharashtra.gov.in/eASR/frmMap.aspx

R zone (residential)

It is a zone demarcated as residential area in development plan mostly it shown in yellow color any agriculture land cannot converted in residential zone it agriculture / vanikaran land must pass certain criteria for zone conversion. you can use our site feasibility service to know  whether your land can be converted or not.

You can check all Types of Land zone



Residential zones – R1 / R2

  1. Residential Zone R1 includes Residential plots abutting on roads below 9 m. in congested area and below 12 m. width in outside congested area
  2. Residential Zone R2 includes Residential plots abutting on road having existing or proposed width 9 m. and above in congested area and 12 m. and above in outside congested area