Controversial Development Plan for Mumbai scrapped by state govt

The controversial Development Plan for Mumbai drafted by the BMC has been scrapped by the state appointed cabinet, who have asked BMC to correct mistakes in the draft and prepare a new draft in next 4 months

The controversial draft development plan for Mumbai has been scrapped by the state government. On Tuesday, the state cabinet decided to ask BMC to correct mistakes in the draft and prepare a new draft in next 4 months.

The draft DP has come under fire, among other reasons, for its philosophy that more FSI implying more high-rises would create affordable housing in the city. File pic for representation
The draft DP has come under fire, among other reasons, for its philosophy that more FSI implying more high-rises would create affordable housing in the city. File pic for representation

Following growing resentment against Mumbai’s draft development plan (DP), Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced that the plan would be scrapped and prepared afresh, if found irregular. Fadnavis had appointed a panel under chief secretary which submitted its report to the Cabinet on Tuesday.

On its recommendations, the cabinet scrapped the draft and will now direct BMC to prepare new draft which will again be opened up for suggestion and objections from the people.

The draft DP has been questioned over a proposal to grant more floor space index, opening of no development zones for constructions and the philosophy that more FSI would create more affordable housing in the city. Releasing the city’s green spaces for development has also been criticized.

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2 Comments

  • s kumar21-Apr-2015

    It is good the BJP SS govt is willing to review the draft dev plan well done.most of the reservations old and new proposed reervations, and also pay for all those reservations which were not done for more than 3 decades, pay for the damages and compensate the land owners for the defective reservations, has to be reviewed and deleted if the govt is not acquiring immedetely and acquire under the La act 2013-2014. If cannot be payable when able.

  • Sandeep Ailani21-Apr-2015

    The best way to look at it is to - RECONCILE - the CITY all together / All the Slums to come in 1 area and create larger proper buildings assign spaces to only those who are being relocated and staying in Mumbai - the Govt officials have to support to them to create more jobs and have more industries opened in their set up - the way there industries running in Dharavi...its a case study which can become a reality and also adds to the govt's coffers and economy.

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