The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) will set up a special Redevelopment Cell to speed up revamp of buildings owned by the state housing board.
Amarjit Singh Manhas, chairman, Mhada (Mumbai Board) said the cell would smoothen the whole process.
“It would help fasten the revamp process," said Manhas, adding, “Existing residents would get bigger houses while an additional housing stock would be created in the city.”
The cell would be headed by executive engineer RB Mitkar and would be assisted by two sub-engineers, along with four junior engineers.
It would scrutinise 367 files, which are pending with Mhada, and clear those files, which fulfill all criterion.
The mandate is to clear majority of files by May.
Mhada currently owns 3,701 buildings, of which only 116 have been redeveloped so far.
These occupy at least 2,471 acres and approximately two lakh families stay in these premises.
Due to the depleting land, Mhada has now started asking for ready-made flats from builders undertaking revamp, instead of the premium amount.