“Housing for the poor is the top priority of the state government and if needed we will increase floor space index (FSI) while constructing houses for the city’s mill workers,” Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said.
About 10,000 houses is being constructed on various mill lands in the city for the mill workers.
Chavan was speaking in a function organised to hand over conveyance deed of 6,500 flats owners of Nagari Nivara Parishad at Goregaon near Dindoshi on Sunday.
After 29 years’ wait, residents of Nagari Nivara will be treated as actual owners of their property. Nagari Nivara Parishad — the first low-cost housing project in the city of 121 buildings — is built on 62 acre of land under Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulations) Act for the economically weak section.
Mrinal Gore, a socialist state leader who initiated the project in 1981, was also present.
The chief minister handed over conveyance deed to 108 flat owners of Nagari Nivara Parishad. “This deed would help residents of Nagari Nivara to get an extra FSI,” said Chavan.
Gurudas Kamat, Union minister of Information, Technology and Communications was also present.