Shiv Sena demands extension to submit objections to Mumbai’s Development Plan

Sena leaders have called for a Marathi translation of DCPR; though the document is available in English.
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Published on Jun 21, 2018 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Shiv Sena leaders on Wednesday met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded an extension to submit suggestions and objections to the Development Plan and the Development Control and Promotion Regulations (DCPR). The reason: Sena leaders have called for a Marathi translation of DCPR; though the document is available in English. The last day to submit your concerns about DP and DCPR is June 21.

DCPR refers to rules and regulation that will dictate developement of the city as per the two-decade vision outlined in DP.

Continuing its combative mode, the Shiv Sena also criticised the state government for its alleged attempt to dilute the powers of the party-ruled Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The urban development department, which controls the BMC, is headed by chief minister Fadnavis.

The ties between Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have remained fractious. The Sena has opposed the state government’s plan to open up salt pan land for development and give more floor space index (FSI) around Metro corridors.

“We met the CM and requested him to give an extension for receiving suggestions and objections. DP is available in Marathi. Similarly, DCPR should be made available in Marathi for the common man to read and understand it. Only then can a common man give some suggestions or objections,” said Anil Parab, Sena spokesperson and member of legislative council.

The Sena alleged that many suggestions made by its MLAs and corporators have not been incorporated in DP.

Meanwhile, the state is likely extend the deadline for filing suggestions and objections to the excluded part (EP) of DP, which will apply to DCPR as well, said Nitin Kareer, principal secretary, urban development department.

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