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New byelaws for buildings in Cantonment areas

For the first time in nearly five decades, the ministry of defence (MoD) is framing new byelaws for buildings in Cantonment areas across the country, adding new provisions for floor space index (FSI)-ratio of a building's total floor area (gross floor area) to the size of the piece of land upon which it is built.   As per news sources,Union defence minister Manohar Parrikar, on his recent visit to the city, announced a revision in FSI for some of the older buildings in the Cantonment-from 1.0 to 1.2 for the civil areas. The move is expected to help people residing in some of the most structurally vulnerable buildings.   In May, the MoD also allowed re-construction of buildings built prior to 1984 on originally sanctioned plans.   As per news ,According to Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) officials, one of the most populated of the 62 cantonments in India, the new byelaws have "long-term consequences".   The new byelaws, first update since the 1980s, will have regulations apart from FSI as well. Once approved, there will be updated regulations concerning side margins, thickness of walls, height of the ceilings, etc. While two-thirds of the byelaws will be common across all cantonments, the MoD will allow some local variations. Sources: News

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