By Accommodation Times News Service
The Dharavi redevelopment project once again drew a blank as developers did not submit any bids. The date for submission has now been extended to May 20
The Dharavi redevelopment project once again drew a blank as developers did not submit any bids. The date for submission has now been extended to May 20.
Builders have contested the Dharavi Redevelopment Authority’s (DRA) claim that the entire floor space index (FSI) of 4 can be consumed on the slum land itself. They have pointed out that it is not so and have sought transfer of development rights (TDR) to enable them to use the unutilized FSI elsewhere.
However, the government cannot allow TDR as there is a Bombay high court order against it for Dharavi redevelopment. “We have clearly mentioned in the Development Control Regulations for Dharavi that there will be no TDR. And this is on account of the high court order,” said Nirmal Kumar Deshmukh, CEO of DRA. Some of the prospective developers have also been asking for more FSI. In return for a 25 sq m tenement, the DRA is offering an additional 17 sq m, which the developer can utilize for the sale component. However, the demand is for an additional 28 sq m, said sources.
DRA is offering 25 sq m carpet for the tenement on which it has added an additional 5 sq m (30 sq m built-up area) and another 10 sq m for amenities such as society office, health centre and aanganwadi for every 100 tenements.
“This adds up to 40 sq m but we are giving an extra 2 sq m, which takes the total FSI per tenement to 42 sq m. But developers want 53 sq m. It would be difficult even to consume 40 sq m given the space constraint and height restrictions,” said sources.
Accommodation Times has also reported earlier the missed deadline of the Project.