BMC starts to correct errors in DP

  • Chetna Yerunkar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 08, 2015 00:30 IST
The civic body has received as many as 71,000 suggestions and objections for the draft DP that was released in February. (File photo)

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will incorporate 11,000 suggestions and objections made by the citizens in the draft Development Plan (DP) 2014-2034 in the revised draft.

The civic body has received as many as 71,000 suggestions and objections for the draft DP that was released in February. After reviewing them, the civic body has pointed out that over 59,000 were repetitions

Civic chief Ajoy Mehta, who wants the revised draft out by next February, asked all ward officers to carry out field inspections rather than relying on satellite mapping. The civic body has begun the second phase of corrections, which are related to roads that are wrongly-marked or missing and ones that need to be widened.

A civic official, who did not wish to be named, said, “In the case of designation errors, the procedure was different. In case of roads, we want to be extra careful. The ward officers have submitted their observations. They will be incorporated in the DP maps and then uploaded on the website.”

However, if BMC sources are to be believed, over 8,000 errors have been pointed out in the draft maps by the ward officers. They will have to be verified and meticulously rectified by the DP department, which itself is a huge task.

“The rectification work on the second phase is on. In two weeks, the corrected DP maps with the road details will be uploaded online,” said Mehta.

Send in your suggestions by November 30

After correcting the wrongly marked structures in the revised draft of the city’s new Development Plan (DP), the civic body wants the citizens to send in their suggestions and observations.

The BMC has uploaded the designation survey on its website. Citizens can send in their suggestions by November 30.

A senior official from BMC said, “After receiving the suggestions from citizens, we will check and correct the errors that are necessary. We have corrected the errors in the previous draft that were pointed out by our DP revision team or citizens.”

The suggestions and observations received in the next one month will be looked into after all the old corrections are done. You can send in your suggestions to the BMC headquarters in CST or email it to under the subject, Designation Survey October 2015.

The corporation had recently completed the rectification work of structures that were wrongly marked in the proposed draft of the DP (2014-34). For example, a museum in the Fort area was shown as a veterinary hospital in the proposed DP. Following several such examples, citizens and activists had objected to the proposed DP.

After the designation survey, the BMC will upload the corrected proposed roads in the DP that were caught up in the controversy.

In the last stage, the civic body will do a rethink on floor space index (FSI).

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