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Developer seeks railway’s clearance

mumbai Updated: May 04, 2011 01:20 IST
Pooja Domadia

In another development to the ongoing Golibar Road slum redevelopment issue, a new proposal from Shivalik Ventures has been sent to Western Railway (WR) for a revised no-objection certificate (NOC) for their 15-storey building near Khar railway tracks.

The building is meant to provide accommodation to slum wellers of Golibar area in Khar (East).

As per the development control regulations, if any new construction lies within 30m of the railway tracks, it needs to take an NOC from the railway authorities. The WR had sent a notice to the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) in February this year, as two rehabilitation buildings for the Golibar redevelopment project were not adhering to the WR’s NOC.

Shivalik Ventures, the developer of the 140 acres redevelopment project through the SRA sent a proposal to the WR for a revised NOC on April 21. “Not even 50% of the construction of our buildings is over, so we can change the height of the building and look at what can be done,” said Kiran Jadhav, COO, Shivalik Ventures.

“As per the railways’ norms, half the height of the building is the distance to be maintained from the railway track boundary. Since the distance to be maintained was lesser than what is permitted, the height of the building can be decreased,” said an SRA official.

The developer had initially refused the charges of violating the NOC. Railway and SRA officials took a joint measurement in March after which it was found that the reference point of measurement by two authorities was different.

Sharat Chandrayan, PRO, WR said, “We are examining the new plan and will issue the NOC accordingly in nearly 10-15 days.”