Mumbai: Fadnavis to frame guidelines for revamp of dilapidated buildings

  • Pradip Kumar Maitra, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2014 20:01 IST

Special guidelines will be framed for redevelopment of old heritage buildings, including dilapidated buildings in Mumbai, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in the state legislative council on Tuesday.

Mumbai was the first city in the country to get a legislation to protect its old heritage with art structures and precincts in 1995.

Fadnavis said that 948 buildings were identified as heritage structures and the government was considering handing over the buildings to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation by January 31.

During the revamp and redevelopment of heritage buildings, the BMC will also protect its art deco and other relevant aspects, he said.

The state has appointed the Afzalpurkar committee to look at redevelopment of dilapidated buildings in Mumbai.

To a question, the chief minister announced in the state Assembly his government would set up a task force and frame laws against builders who misuse public money.

NCP member Jitendra Awhad and Prashant Thakur said several builders are cheating people by promising flats.

He said several builders with dubious credentials showed some sample flats constructed by them to people in various locations and took money from them with a promise to handover possession within a particular period, but have failed to keep their word.

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