While constructions on such MHADA-owned lands are permitted to utilise a total floor space index (FSI) of 1.5 to 2 at present, the proposed modification, once implemented, will increase it to FSI of 3.
As the first step in this direction, the state-run Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has identified about 25 forts across the state that will be offered to heritage hoteliers and hospitality chains on lease.
Under the PMAY scheme, the Maharashtra government has so far sanctioned the construction of 5,63,476 houses for the weaker sections on government and private lands in partnership with builders across the state.
While 51,480 new parking spaces were to be created based on the approvals granted, statistics show that less than 51 per cent of these (26,186) have been readied and handed over to the municipality so far.
Among the priority river interlinking projects were the Damanganga-Pinjal (DP) and Par-Tapi-Narmada (PTN) links, involving Maharashtra and Gujarat. The other priority links were Ken-Betwa (UP and MP) and Godavari-Cauvery (Andhra and Tamil Nadu).
On July 31, the Maharashtra government had decided to walk out of the two river linking projects — Par-Tapi-Narmada and Damanganga-Pinjal — it was to execute with Gujarat, citing delay in implementation.