After the civic body’s draft development plan (DP) for the city was scrapped by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis because it was riddled with errors, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now set to begin the rectification process by going on spot visits.
The recasting of the development plan will also mean reviewing basic issues such as opening up of the no-development zone, increase in floor space index (FSI) and opening up of Aarey Colony, among other things, said senior civic officials.
The civic development plan revision department is chalking out a list of the number of errors pointed out in the 65,000 suggestions and objections submitted by the citizens.
“Till now, we have counted 35,000 errors in the 65,000 objection letters,” said a civic official.
“The team will go to each spot during the rectification process and cross-check what the ground reality is. We are not going to do a clerical job of superficially correcting the mistakes pointed out by citizens. The team will make ground visits and also check beyond the mistakes pointed out,” said a senior civic official, requesting anonymity.
The civic body had decided to not include the consultant firm in the review process, owing to the number of errors in the proposed land use maps it released. The firm had mapped the plan through the geographical information system (GIS) without checking what the situation on the ground was.
“There are two errors that are being looked at from the objection letters received. The use-wise errors, for instance, include residential structures being marked as commercial and plot-wise errors that will include objections over roads cutting through society compounds, among others. A matrix of these errors is being created to get an idea of where we went wrong, following which it will be electronically mapped,” said an official.
The civic body has time till August to present a revised draft development plan.