The Maharashtra government on Saturday sanctioned the provision of four Floor Space Index in Development Control Rules (DCR) for redevelopment of clusters in Navi Mumbai and CIDCO new town development authority area. The step is expected to boost growth centres, transport and affordable housing in extended satellite towns of Mumbai.
In another decision, the Devendra Fadnavis government also sanctioned excluded part for Bhiwandi notified area, which includes 51 villages, sops for rapid development. Bhiwandi which is the textile hub, is being developed as a warehouse centre complete with more affordable houses, logistic parks and other amenities.
The decisions will extend to Thane, Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Vasai-Virar and Mira Bhayander municipal corporations.
Another significant decision was to implement uniform DCR rules across 14 D Class municipal corporations across Maharashtra. This is for the first time such a decision has been taken to bring wholistic development to benefit the lower middle class and poor sections of society. For long, the development model for D class municipal corporation was in a state of neglect and adhoc, resulting in lack of quality life in terms of affordable housing and civic amenities for the lower middle class and the poor.
The state has sanctioned 2.5 FSI to provide basic amenities to the urban poor in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Area. Based on the impact assessement report of CIDCO, the reforms are aimed at putting a stop to unplanned development in and around the Gaothan areas. The chief minister has given the nod for all six municipal corporations in Greater Mumbai region. The uniform DCR draft would be put up for suggestions and objections in public domain.