The suburban collector on Tuesday initiated the process for acquiring two open spaces in Dahisar, a day before the deadline for acquiring these ended.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had passed a resolution on Monday to save three such plots in the western suburb.
"Now, there is no hurdle in the way of acquiring these plots," Suburban Collector Nirmalkumar Deshmukh told Hindustan Times on Tuesday.
"We will complete the process and hand over the plots to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation."
The owners of the plots, marked in the city's development plan as reserved for civic amenities, will be paid compensation. The civic body will acquire the two plots, spread across more than 6,000 square metres, for Rs 13 crore.
The process for acquiring the third plot, also at Dahisar and measuring 1,666 square metres, will begin later because the BMC has time until the end of this month to acquire it.
The decision on the fourth open space, a 7,441-square-metre piece of land at Juhu, is pending and the deadline for acquiring it is December 2010. All these plots were meant mainly for recreation grounds and gardens and partly for housing the poor.
HT had on July 30 reported that these four plots could go back to the original owners because the BMC did not purchase them within the stipulated time.
The owners sent the BMC notices giving it a year to acquire the land.