Regulations for Height of Building in UDCPR 2020

Mar 08, 2024

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 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. 6.10 Height Of Building

This regulation shall be applicable for buildings to be constructed in all land use zones, unless and otherwise specified in the respective regulation.


6.10.1 (i) The height of the building shall be allowed to the extent mentioned below subject to the approval of the Chief Fire Officer of the Authority or Director of Fire services, if required, under these regulations.


Sr. No.Authority / AreaPermissible height (m.) excluding parking floor up to 6.0 m. height
1.For Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur, Nashik, Municipal Corporations in MMR and Metropolitan Authorities area (2) and Area Development Authorities, Special Planning Authorities (3) CIDCO as Planning Authority by Virtue of NTDA within these areas.Permissible height as per approval from the Fire Department.
2.For the remaining Municipal Corporations area (2) and Area Development Authorities, Special Planning Authorities within these areas.70
3.For All Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats, Nonthe  Municipal Council D.P., and Regional Plan areas.50


Provided that higher height may be allowed in case of Integrated Township Project where a fire station and fire-fighting facilities are to be constructed/provided. Also, if such facilities are available in nearby areas of the project, then buildings of higher heights may be allowed in such projects. However, a necessary certificate to that effect and NOC shall be produced from the Director of Fire Services.


(ii) The building height is up to 24.0 m. shall be allowed on roads less than 12.0 m. For a building having a height of more than 24.0 m., the minimum road width shall be 12.0 m.


(iii)For buildings in the vicinity of aerodromes, the maximum height of buildings shall be subject to parameters framed by the Civil Aviation Authorities, or the development permission shall be considered only after the applicant produces NOC from the Airport Authority.


(iv) (a) In addition to (iii), for Industrial Chimneys in the vicinity of aerodromes, it shall be of such height and character as prescribed by Civil Aviation Authorities, and all Industrial Chimneys shall be of such character as prescribed by the Chief Inspector of Steam Boilers and Smoke Nuisance, and


(b) Buildings intended for hazardous godowns for storage of inflammable materials and storage of explosives shall be single-storied structures only.


(v) The buildings of height more than 70.0 m. shall be allowed subject to fulfilment of the requirements mentioned in Regulation No.6.12.




The appurtenant structures such as roof tanks and their supports, two toilets on the terrace not exceeding 8 sq.m. built-up area and height up to 3.0 m. in case of residential building, ventilating, air-conditioning structures, lift rooms and similar service equipment, stair cover, chimneys and parapet walls and architectural features not exceeding height allowed in these regulations, and Solar panels not exceeding 1.8 m. in height shall not be included in computation of height of building.




It is mandatory for all the high rise buildings to comply with the requirements of Structural Design and Stability, Geo-technical and other aspects, and Fire Safety norms as per provisions of UDCPR, Maharashtra Fire (Prevention and Life Safety Measures) Act, 2006, and National Building Code of India, amended from time to time, for the aspects not covered in UDCPR. The certificates from structural and geo-technical engineers about the fulfillment of necessary requirements shall be attached with the application. The responsibility for the structural and other stability and safety of such high-rise buildings shall lie with the owner/developer and the concerned expert, consultant, and executants appointed by the owner/developer.




The lands that are affected by the restrictions of the High Energy Material Research Laboratory or provisions of other Central or State Government Acts, form the part of the entire land, then FSI of such affected land may be allowed to be utilized on the remaining contiguous land. However, sub-divisions of such land shall not be allowed.




In the case of residential buildings having a height of more than 30.0 m., recreational floors may be allowed subject to the following -


i) The height of such floor shall be up to 4.5 m. and shall be open on all sides.


ii) Such floor shall be used for recreational purposes/activities, including the construction of a swimming pool, and shall be in addition to the recreational open space required as per UDCPR.


iii) One such floor may be allowed every 50.0 m. height; however, the first floor may be allowed after 30.0 m. height.


iv) Such floor shall not be counted in FSI; however, ancillary constructions like changing rooms, washrooms, etc. shall be computed in FSI.



Related Regulations to Rule No. 6 - 


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