Following the Supreme Court ruling in December 2013, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has modified regulations making it mandatory for developers building skyscrapers in Mumbai to set aside 6-m open space on one side of the building to facilitate firefighting.
Chavan has also modified norms pertaining to recreational space to be provided in construction projects over 1,000 sq m. The state has said the developers will have to provide recreational space at the ground level. Chavan-led Urban Development department issued orders in this regard on Monday.
The order comes even as the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry has approached the SC for a review of the December 17 order. Developers claim that redevelopment projects in Mumbai would come to a standstill if the orders were implemented.
Senior state and civic authorities clarified that the 6-m norm won’t be applicable for low rise (less than 24 m height) projects.