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Mhada homes for 2,950 cop families living in BDD chawls in Mumbai

The families will be given redeveloped houses at the location they are currently residing at

mumbai Updated: Jan 29, 2018 23:35 IST
Swapnil Rawal
Swapnil Rawal
Hindustan Times
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Police quarters at Worli BDD chawl in Mumbai.(HT FILE)

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced that families of the police personnel living in BDD chawls will be given houses constructed by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). Around 2,950 police families will benefit from this decision. The decision was taken during the review meeting of progress on the redevelopment of the BDD chawls in the city.

Fadnavis directed the Mhada that once the houses are ready it should hand them over to the home department. The home department will prepare a policy to ascertain the eligibility of the candidates and then allot the redeveloped houses.

The families will be given redeveloped houses at the location they are currently residing at. The redeveloped houses will be of 500 sq.ft. A senior Mhada official said the authority will take up the redevelopment phase-wise. “Majority of the families reside at Naigaon and Worli BDD chawls. So as and when the redevelopment is taken up we have to build new houses and hand it over to the home department, which will then allot houses as per its process,” the official said.

Out of the 195 BDD chawls, the maximum -- of 121 chawls -- are in Worli. In all, there are 16,203 tenements, out of which 2,901 tenements have been earmarked for police housing.

However, there is no timeline defined by the government to hand over the redeveloped houses. “The CM has asked to expedite the redevelopment of the BDD chawls [being done by private players]. The rehab component [redevelopment done by Mhada] too will go on simultaneously. As and when houses are ready, Mhada will hand it over,” the official said.

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 23:35 IST