Rules relaxed to ease parking woes - Extra space for vehicles not to be included in covered area

The city civic authorities have relaxed building rules governing both residential and commercial structures to create more parking space, which can be let out commercially. The new rules that came into effect last week state that extra parking space in a new building will be excluded from the permitted covered area, or floor area ratio. But the plot owner will have to pay the sanction fee for the total parking space and will not be allowed to encroach on the mandatory open space.