Govt scrapes Draft Development Plan 2034 after observing huge lapses & flaws

By Accommodation Times News Services

Mumbai2After the huge uproar and tiff opposition government of Maharashtra finally took a decision to scraped Development Plan 2034 prepared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The draft DP was facing objections from citizens, NGOs, social activists, political parties since, long time. As many flaws were observed in the draft.

Hence, the cabinet headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today took decision to scrap the draft DP, told by an official from Urban Development Department. Government had received huge amount of suggestions and objections regarding the DP for citizens. The objections received particularly referred to reservation and floor space index (FSI), omission of heritage buildings and existing land use.

Also the panel constituted by CM for reviewing draft Development Plan headed by Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya observed some major flaws and lapses in the draft.

According to the officials in UDD, there were many flaws in the DP and many suggestions and objections were received from the public. Rectifying them would be a long process and time consuming. As per the legal processor hearings are conducted for suggestions and objections about the plan and then mistakes are fixed.

During the cabinet meeting Fadnavis said that looking at the huge amount of suggestions considering them all rectifying the draft would consume ample time, so the cabinet decided to scrap the draft DP 2034 and ask BMC to draft new plan.

DP had proposed increase in Mumbai’s floor-space index (FSI) considerably and also opened up the until now protected south Mumbai for utilisation of transfer of development rights (TDR) as floating FSI. The overall phenomenal increase in bulk FSI was linked to proximity to mass transit modes but not indexed to provision of physical and social infrastructure.

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