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New provisions of Mumbai Development Plan 2034 open for suggestions

Citizens can send in suggestions till June 21.

mumbai Updated: May 25, 2018 11:14 IST
Sagar Pillai
Sagar Pillai
Hindustan Times
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The DP covers areas like affordable housing, promoting development of slum rehabilitation projects, parking authority, redevelopment of dilapidated buildings, high-rise restrictions and regulating open spaces in Mumbai.(HT FILE)

Citizens have until June 21 to send in suggestions for and objections to selected parts of the Development Plan 2034 (DP).

Send suggestions and objections to:
  • Deputy Director of Town Planning, Greater Mumbai, E-block, ENSA Hutment, Azad Maidan, Mumbai

The DP is a blueprint for land use over the next 20 years. It covers areas like affordable housing, promoting development of slum rehabilitation projects, parking authority, redevelopment of dilapidated buildings, high-rise restrictions and regulating open spaces in Mumbai.

When it was announced earlier this month, the DP was divided into two parts – Sanctioned and Excluded. The Sanctioned parts are the final provisions that are ready for implementation. The Excluded Parts (EP) have newly-introduced provisions and changes, suggested by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) planning committee and the state government. Some of the changes suggested by the state are substantial and citizens are invited to send in their suggestions and objections.

The DCPR had 163 excluded parts, which will be open to feedback from citizens. These are mostly highly technical in their phrasing, but are important issues that will affect a large demographic. For example, the EP discusses increased floor service index (FSI) premium (which will affect the redevelopment of old structures) and how expensive the FSI is for the construction of hospital and educational buildings.

The deadline for filing suggestions and objections currently stands at June 21, according to a senior civic official of the DP Department.

After June 21, the EP will be sent back to the state government and a final call will be taken. Architect Milind Dasaria said, “Only after getting an overall sanction to the DP, the city’s real estate sector will get a boost.”

The state government is yet to issue DP maps and report, which is making it difficult for citizens to send their responses.

“We are trying to finalise the excluded part in the DP by December,” said NR Shende, director of town planning and valuation.

First Published: May 25, 2018 11:12 IST