MHADA awaits for low-cost housing, did not receive state approval

By Accommodation Times News Service

Mhada may develop 3,000 new low cost houses if the state permits or allows it the 16 plots which are under the government’s control. The 16 MHADA plots admeasuring more than 42,000 sqm which needs to be disposed according to guidelines of the state government before they can be developed.  The Joint Chief Officer Mhada said creation of affordable houses on these plots and has requested the state government to allow us to develop these plots.

According to the section 16 of MHADA regulation disposal of 2% of the plots reserved for residential flat shall be in accordance with the directions of the state government. The 16 plots are waiting for a nod to get developed. MHADA has approached the state government based on the plea that owing to a shortage of land it needs such plots to create affordable housing. The housing activists are of the opinion that the state must accept Mhada’s plea and allow starting the project.

MHADA with a vision of creating affordable housing is now exploring other options to increase affordable housing. Targeting its existing colonies that it plans to redevelop. MHADA also plans to target its transit camps to increase its stock of affordable houses. Also it has invited builders to apply for a joint venture, increase of FSI and identifying several slums and plans to revamp them.

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