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Development Plan review panel: Maharashtra appoints 3 members

While the state government has appointed its expert members, the BMC is yet to appoint three members of the standing committee to the panel.

| Mumbai | Published: August 16, 2016 12:20:22 am

The state government has appointed three expert members on the panel to review the suggestions and objections received to the city’s draft Development Plan (DP) for 2014-2034.

As per an order issued on Friday by N R Shende, state’s Director of Town Planning, former additional chief secretary Gautam Chatterjee, former chief engineer (DP) Sudhir Ghate and former deputy director town planning Suresh Surve have been appointed on the review panel.

While the state government has appointed its expert members, the BMC is yet to appoint three members of the standing committee to the panel.

In May, the BMC had published the revised draft DP, which was thrown open to the public for suggestions. Citizens were given 60 days to give their suggestions and objections, which were over on July 29. Over 12,000 suggestions and objections were received in two months.

Civic officials said the appointment of standing committee members is likely in a couple of days.

Then, the review panel will hear each and every suggestion and objection in 60 days.

The panel will prepare a consolidated report, which will be placed before the general body to discuss and give approval in 60 days, and send it to the state government for final approval.

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