Monday, March 03, 2008

Cochin and Floor Area ratio (FAR)

Cochin Floor Area Ratio : Cochin FAR
The ceiling of 15 acres, as per the Act, proves a hindrance to genuine projects initiated by individuals and groups. It is ironical that occupants of houses situated in large compounds need to pay less tax than flats which utilise common facilities, he points out. Mr. Kurien observes that Singapore, with about 100 sq km area lesser than that under the Greater Cochin Development Authority, is able to generate about 1,000 times the revenue generated by the latter, thanks to the optimum utilisation of land and adoption of appropriate income-generating schemes.