Extra FSI approved for Mumbai’s Koliwadas

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The chief minister,Mr.Chauhan,on friday cleared the proposal to hike FSI (floor space index) of Koliwadas of Mumbai to 2 from 1.This is on similar lines to the FSI in Gaothan areas.However,unlike Gaothan areas,Koliwadas have not been mapped and hence a mapping drive will also be undertaken.The Survey will be carried out over a period of 3 months.Following which a clear demarcation of Koliwadas will be available with the Govt.This will be applicable to Koliwadas within the city limits initially.
With an FSI of 2,the gross area of the constructed building will be twice the area of the plot it stands on.
However,some sections of the Koli community were sceptical of getting any benefit as most of the houses in Koliwadas have already violated the 1 fsi and are,in some cases,upto 3.It may be worth pointing out that most SRA projects get an FSI of 3.
At the most the new regulations will help regularise the violations,felt most people.

The following is a list of Mumbai’s Koliwadas

  1. Chembur
  2. Mahul
  3. Trombay
  4. Sion Koliwada
  5. Gorai
  6. Madh
  7. Manori
  8. Marve
  9. Malvani
  10. Bhati
  11. Erangal
  12. Versova
  13. Juhu
  14. Chimbai
  15. Khar Dhanda
  16. Worli
  17. Mahim
  18. Dharavi
  19. Girgaum Koliwada
  20. Mazgaon
  21. Sewri
  22. Hay Bunder
  23. Colaba
  24. Cuffe Parade
  25. Mulund
  26. Kanjurmarg.
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