Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short – Design – The Atlantic Cities

by Srikanth

Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short – Design – The Atlantic Cities.

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Service hurdles like these are often used to explain why Indian cities don’t reach skyward. People point to the narrow roads, unable to withstand the parking and strain high-rises bring. Or it’s the engineering shortfalls. (“Thankfully, I don’t think we have the technology,” Vishwanath reasons.)


But the culprit for most Indian cities is the tight rein on building codes. The floor-area-ratio in Bangalore, up to 3.25 but around 1.25 in many areas, requires builders to pay for pricey land plots if they want to build up. (In a recent midtown rezoning, Manhattan proposed FARs as high as 24).”

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