By Accommodation Times News Services
BMC while preparing the development proposal within the BMC jurisdiction in the DCR and provisions the authority is constituting constituted a Technical Advisory Committee for the civic Development Plan (TAC-DP) department to interpret the Development Control Regulations (DCR) and to scrutinise and recommend building proposals for approval.
After the implementation of this committee the DP department is responsible for formulating various policies and guidelines from time to time and issuing circulars in this regard. Under the provisions of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act, 1966, the department works on proposals for modification of the DCR which are initiated by the administration as per the directions of the State Urban Development department.
The department implements the DCR and provisions of the Mumbai development plan while processing development proposals within the BMC’s jurisdiction through the Building Proposals (BP) department.
Rajeev Kuknur, chief engineer of the DP department, mentioned in a circular issued by them that, “It is felt that inputs from experts or knowledgeable personalities in this field, other than the present staff of the DP department, is necessary while dealing with policy circulars, various D P provisions, DCR and its interpretations.”
The TAC-DP comprises six members and former director of engineering services and projects (ES&P) of the BMC, A N Kale, has been appointed as the committee’s chairman. Other members include three former deputy chief engineers of the DP department and Kuknur who is the member-secretary of the committee. They have also included Rajeev Mishra, principal of the JJ college of Architecture and deputy director of town planning for Greater Mumbai Sanjay Kurve as members.