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State to crack down on developers

Details were being worked out,he said.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 4, 2013 2:03 am

The government was willing to extend additional FSI to Mhada instead of confining it to the slum redevelopment authority (SRA) and dilapidated buildings in Mumbai,CM Prithviraj Chavan said Wednesday.

Details were being worked out,he said.

“The government is considering to cover Mhada for additional FSI instead of limiting it to SRA and dilapidated projects.”

CM said the administration was siezed of problems faced by residents due to delay by developers in acquiring occupation certificates (OCs).

The government will crack the whip on developers delaying issuance of occupation certificates in violation of rules laid down by the ministry of housing and urban development.

CM said,“There are 4,219 buildings in Mumbai which have not received occupation certificates. Developers who hand over rights of properties to societies without complying with norms will be punished.”

Chavan said the government would soon have a policy on the matter.

Apart from NOCs from the fire department,it would be mandatory to acquire occupation certificates in a time-bound manner.

The chief minister said he would also look into the confusion over capital and rateable taxes. Sevaral Mumbai MLAs have raised the issue.

He said,“I will convene a meeting soon to sort out the matter.”

CM agreed Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act had become a hurdle in the development of Mumbai. “In 2011,the Centre agreed to treat Mumbai as a special case when it comes to CRZ.”

On the demand for increasing FSI for the development of Navi Mumbai,he said,“We are working out whether CIDCO should be given 2.5 to 3 or 4 FSI for redevelopment of structures.”

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