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Maharashtra govt yet to decide on FSI for redevelopment

Comments Off on Maharashtra govt yet to decide on FSI for redevelopment   |   March 6, 2014    04:03pm   |Contributed by manoja

NAVI MUMBAI: Stalemate over finalizing the FSI for dilapidated buildings in Navi Mumbai continues, as the ruling DF government is yet to decide on which proposal it should accept for redevelopment of old structures.

While Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has proposed 2.5 FSI earlier, City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) board approved 3 FSI for the dilapidated buildings last week. “Since there is a conflict between two agencies on the FSI issue, the urban development department (UDD) has two options- accept one of the two proposals or find an amicable solution to the subject,” said a senior Mantralaya official.

Cidco’s proposal may look more attractive for residents but comes with the rider that society members will not have the right to select developers.

The final say lies with the state government. “It is up to UDD to take a final call on the subject,” said officials. UDD is headed by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.

The political fraternity is expecting the model code of conduct for general elections to come in effect sometime this week.

“If the ruling DF government fails to take decision in the next couple of days, then the announcement will come only after Lok Sabha polls are over,” say political observers.

While Cidco claims that their proposal is transparent and will create housing stock for economically weaker section, NMMC alleges that 3 FSI will create infrastructure burden on the city. However, Cidco officials claimed that civic body’s proposal will ‘help developers rather than residents’. Meanwhile, residents and Shiv Sena-BJP have accused DF government of ignoring concerns of those residing in dilapidated buildings.

“NMMC and Cidco should have jointly prepared the proposal instead of creating more problems,” said Santosh Pachalag, BJP, general secretary, Navi Mumbai. Sena leaders are unable to take a stand on the issue. , as supporting Cidco will invite criticism from local residents who will lose their choice to select the developers and standing by NMMC would mean endorsing developer friendly policy.

“We are going to hold a press conference soon and our stand would be made clear then,” said Vijay Chowgule, local Sena leader.


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