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gardens: how TDR works

- TDR was introduced by the state government in 1991 to encourage private plot owners to surrender their property or part of it free of cost to the authorities for various public amenities like parks and playgrounds. As compensation, they were offered TDR which allows them construction rights anywhere north of the plot they have surrendered. The utilisation can only be in the suburbs.

- Road and Reservation TDR: Owners whose plots are reserved for playgrounds, markets and gardens in the island city, or whose land was needed for road-widening projects, could surrender their land to the BMC and, in turn, be compensated with an equivalent amount of space to carry out construction anywhere in the suburbs. They were given TDR certificates, which mentioned the FSI they were entitled to and which is tradable.

- Slum TDR: Introduced in 1997, the FSI in slum redevelopment schemes was increased from 2 to 2.5. But if a builder has, for example, an FSI of 3.5, the balance FSI of 1 can be used by him as TDR in any plot to the north of the slum scheme.
Publication:Times Of India Mumbai;  Date:Dec 3, 2005;  Section:Front Page;  Page Number:1

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