Former housing minister Prakash Mehta had launched the scheme in October 2017 for developers to complete redevelopment projects such as Slum Redevelopment Authority (SRA) projects and Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) projects.
In the first phase of a survey to check the eligibility of tenants staying at N M Joshi chawl, the Authority identified 146 tenants who had signed rent agreements with MHADA. They will now be shifted to a transit camp in Parel division, officials said.
MHADA, which provides affordable houses by holding a lottery, has witnessed a dip in its stock in the last few years. In the last lottery of its Mumbai board held in June this year, only 217 homes were up for grabs. Over 66,000 people had applied for the same.
In a response to MHADA’s notice of motion filed before the Bombay High Court, advocate Ashok Saraogi, who has five offices in the building, has claimed that Esplanade Mansion is in reparable condition.