The policy allows only guesthouses and banks on residential plots. Auto showrooms, art galleries and museums are permitted on industrial plots. "Plots and buildings should be situated on a road that is 24 metres wide or more with no other building between it and a sector road or service road except a green belt," explained a senior Noida Authority official. Most main roads in Noida — Master Plan Roads I, II and III, Udyog Marg and DSC Road, for instance — are 24 metres wide or more.
The ground coverage and floor area ratio (FAR) will be in accordance with the prime land use of the plot. Commercial rates will apply to electricity and water. Allottees will have to provide parking provisions within the premises in accordance with provisions of Noida's building regulations, officials said.
"Mixed land use will be allowed on 25% of the permissible FAR on the ground floor of industrial plots. Guesthouses and bank activities will be permitted on all floors up to the permissible FAR on residential plots," the Noida Authority official added.
The policy will also allow support facilities to allottees after conversion to mixed land use according to the prevailing building and zoning regulations of Noida's Master Plan-2031. For industrial plots, these include office, bank, showroom for display/sale of industrial goods manufactured in the unit, gym, health club, creche, day care centre, internet centre, dispensary, taxi and autorickshaw stand. Support activities for residential plots include office, canteen, personal service shop, bank, ATM, creche, health centre and dispensary.
"The new policy promotes contained and compact land use where a building or a single site will have all necessary facilities like offices, health centre, guesthouse, bank, etc within the boundary," Raman said. "Town planners globally are advocating mixed land use so that facilities for living, work and play are in the same neighbourhood. However, a residential-commercial combined use will be regulated so that it does not inconvenience residents," Raman added.