After the municipal corporation was under pressure to save four open spaces, it cleared the proposal to buy three of them. But it is yet to take a decision on the biggest space of them all — JVPD (Juhu Vile Parle Development Scheme) in Juhu worth Rs 1,000 crore.
Sources said the procedure may now get delayed as a few housing societies have raised objections to the sale of the plot.
The fate of these plots reserved for open spaces was at stake as the BMC was allegedly dilly-dallying the process to acquire them. The owners — a federation of 14 housing societies — of this plot had issued a purchase notice, asking the BMC to either develop the proposed facilities or allow them development.
It is mandatory to buy the plots before the purchase notices lapsed or else the plots would automatically return to their owners. “Though the deadline of this plot is December, I am told that a few housing societies have raised objections to the federation and said that they do not agree with the sale proposal. There are more than one housing society that have approached the BMC,” said Upendra Doshi, a corporator who first raised the issue.
He said there were four more plots at Juhu that will be coming up at the civic improvement committee meeting this week.