PUNE, Jan. 14 -- After the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) approved a floor space index (FSI) of four, on either side of the metro corridor to achieve greater population densification through vertical development of residential and commercial properties, the standing committee meeting on Tuesday decided to appoint a consultant to study the impact of this policy on the city.

Yuvraj Deshmukh, PMC executive engineer said, "As per the instructions of the state government, the PMC, has decided to appoint a consultant to conduct an impact assessment of the 4 FSI policy."

"The PMC appointed government-owned Urban Mass Transport Company as a consultant. The civic body will pay Rs 1.9 crore as a consultancy fee. The company has previously done a ...