Mumbai civic body faces delay in passage of development plan for three land parcels
According to the procedure, the committee hears suggestions and objections, and makes changes in the DP if necessary.mumbai Updated: Jan 19, 2018 21:45 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin reviewing suggestions and objections on the development plan (2034) (DP) of three land parcels in the city by the end of January.
However, the civic body is running behind schedule as it had intended to send the DP to the state government for approval by February, so that it would receive the final nod along with the main DP approved by the state, by February-end. While officials to the panel that will hear the suggestions and objections of citizens ,have been elected, the three corporators who will also be on the panel have not been elected yet.
The three plots addressed in the DP – 39.3 hectares in the Oshiwara District Centre, 47.37 hectares of the A block in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and 27.37 hectares between LBS Marg and Mithi river in Kurla – were handed over to the BMC by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in 2016.
According to the procedure, the committee hears suggestions and objections, and makes changes in the DP if necessary. It is then presented before the BMC’s general body for approval, after which it is sent to the state for the final nod.
In October, 2017, the BMC invited suggestions and objections for the three land parcels, and gave citizens a duration of three months. The BMC had received only 88 suggestions, many of which were repetitive. Therefore, it will not take very long time for the hearing to be completed.
“We may not be able send this DP to the state government in time,” said an official.