Mumbai eyes rules to allow taller buildings


MUMBAI is seeking to amend its 24-year-old building rules that allowed slums to mushroom and kept housing beyond the reach of most of its 19 million residents.

The island-city, which has little land available for development, is proposing changes to its Floor Space Index regulations that may permit developers to tear down old structures and build taller towers. This may be good news for companies including Oberoi Realty, Sunteck Realty, Peninsula Land and Godrej Properties, according to Edelweiss Financial Services.

The plan for the world's second-most densely populated megacity after Dhaka, Bangladesh, is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Housing for All" programme, which seeks to...

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