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After getting planning authority status, Mhada gets 60 housing proposals, clears 6

The state government accorded Mhada the status of planning authority on May 23

mumbai Updated: Jun 20, 2018 11:42 IST
Naresh Kamath
Naresh Kamath
Hindustan Times
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CM Devendra Fadnavis had said the move to give Mhada the status of planning authority was to get over red-tapism and ensure speedy redevelopment of Mhada colonies.(HT File Photo)

After being accorded the status of a planning authority, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) received 60 proposals within a month. Of these, Mhada has already given approvals to six proposals.

The state government on May 23 accorded Mhada the status of planning authority.

Among them, Trimurti Cooperative Housing society based in Kurla was given occupation certificate (OC) by Mhada. Other proposals that have been received include issuance of intimation of disapproval (IOD), no objection certificates (NOC) and approvals.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had said the move to give Mhada the status of planning authority was to get over red-tapism and ensure speedy redevelopment of Mhada colonies. Vaishali Wagh, public relations officer (PRO), Mhada, said the housing body has got “fabulous response” in the past three weeks. “We are seeing many pending proposals now being cleared and this ultimately means more affordable housing stock in the market,” said Wagh.

Mhada has 114 layouts spread across Mumbai. They are located in areas like Malad, Kalachowki, Goregaon, Bandra, Santacruz, Andheri, Borivli, Vikhroli, Chembur, Kurla and Dahisar. With hardly any land inventory left in its kitty, Mhada, which is the landlord of these plots, is seeking to exploit them to generate a handsome stock of affordable houses.

“We aim to generate at least six lakh houses in the market through this revamp process,” she added. The move is aimed to fulfil the government’s agenda of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022. The move will curb red-tapism as it will allow Mhada to carry out its functions without running around to seek approvals from various authorities, such as state and central government departments or the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). With the special authority status, Mhada can be the planning authority and undertake responsibilities for basic amenities within the notified area.