When FSI equals floor space increase
In fact, when asked if there are many societies applying for such extensions, DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar, too, refuses to term it as a trend in Dwarka. However, some real estate dealers in the area claim that with many cooperative societies proposing to increase their floor area, it has led to an anticipatory rise in property prices in certain pockets.
SP Rastogi, treasurer of the management committee of Upkari Apartments explains that there are three core issues. “First, there should be a consensus among the residents of a particular housing society that they would bear the cost, time and others aspects in an amicable manner. This would mean that there should be no trouble monger among the residents who may stall the work at any stage.”
The second issue is that as the DDA and Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) are government agencies, they are slow in giving approvals. Residents of these societies have to be able to push their files through these authorities.
Third, Rastogi says, there is the issue of structural safety. As per the latest government rule passed last year, only those extensions would be given approvals which are “self supportive” and do not put any additional pressure on the existing structure. This is to prevent unsafe structures coming up given the fact that the city is
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