From height of buildings to space for Metro: 10 things Mumbai’s development plan tells you
Mumbai city news: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will begin discussion on Mumbai’s revised draft Development Plan (DP) 2034 on Fridaymumbai Updated: Jul 15, 2017 11:25 IST
After a long-delay, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin discussion on Mumbai’s revised draft Development Plan (DP) 2034 on Friday. The 227 corporators sought two extensions from the state government earlier, but have scheduled only two days of discussion in the house – July 14 and 15. The corporation has to send the document to the state government by July 18 to make its voice heard.
Here’s all you need to know about the Mumbai’s 20-year vision document
1. The 600-page plan documents how tall Mumbai’s buildings can be, the number of open spaces the city will get, how your commute will be made better and new reservations for schools, hospitals and markets in the next two decades. Its delay has affected the real-estate sector.
2. The plan proposes to increase affordable housing in the city by opening up salt-pan lands and no-development zones (NDZ’s) which accounts for 2,000 hectares of land across the city
3. Of the 1,068 hectares under Aarey Colony, the DP has reserved 34.41 hectares for Metro car shed and 113 hectares for a zoo and botanical garden. It must be noted that the reservation for the metro car-shed has been vociferously opposed by citizens and BMC’s ruling party Shiv Sena
4. The plan includes a proposal to reclaim 300-acres of land to create a Central Park a la New York in Cuffe Parade, which has been opposed
5. The plan excludes slums from its proposed land use (PLU) maps, although it is a part of the existing land use (ELU) maps prepared in 2012. 41.2% of Mumbai’s population lives in slums, approximately 8-9% of Mumbai’s land.
6. After constant demands, the plan has incorporated equity by creating a vision for a gender-friendly and disabled-friendly city.
7. The plan is a long-delayed one as it had to be released in 2014. It has been revised once on the order of chief minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis in April 2015
8. Before this, the BMC has implemented only 33% of DP 1991 and 18% of DP 1964
9. This is the first DP to be incorporated in BMC’s budgetary allocation. In the budget 2017-18, BMC allocated Rs2,000 crore for DP’s implementation
10. After BMC send the document, the state has another six months to deliberate on the document.