MHADA,which is facing a severe land crunch in Mumbai,is considering a proposal to be the implementing agency for redevelopment of slums on its land.
Eighty-four MHADA plots in the city have been rendered useless by encroachments. We have not estimated how much housing stock we will get after redeveloping these slums.
The authority will take a final decision on the proposal in the next few days and send it to the state government for approval, said Niranjankumar Sudhanshu,chief officer of MHADA Mumbai board.
Encroached MHADA plots are being at present redeveloped by the slum rehabilitation authority (SRA). MHADA hands over land to the chosen developer at the ready reckoner rate and is not entitled to housing stock.
Left with just about two hectares of usable land in the city,MHADA has not been able to provide affordable housing of late.
It is looking at ways to increase housing stock.Most of its 1,500 hectares in Mumbai is occupied by 105 housing societies,while the rest is encroached.
MHADA has proposed to offer 300 square feet houses to slum-dwellers eligible for rehabilitation as compared to the 269 square feet ones SRA offers.