Mhada will monitor cessed buildings re-development

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By Accommodation Times News Service

The Mumbai repair board MHADA which is redeveloping some of the very old buildings has decided to step up its role and go beyond merely giving the NOCs to developers. With a new step the authority will monitor the redevelopment process at every stage by keeping a monthly tab on all the projects that have been granted non objection certificate.

Chief Officer of Mhada repair board said, after issuing an NOC we will keep a check on whether the developers have applied for the Intimation of Disapproval (IOD). The IOD indicates that the members of the society under redevelopment have approved the plan and the layout of the new building and are board for the project. After the developers receives the IOD we will monitor when the pilot is vacated tenants are moved and whether developers have received a commencement certificate. We have assigned one person to every ward to conduct site visits of building that have been granted an NOC for redevelopment and submit a monthly.

There are about 14,000 cessed building in the island city and the redevelopment has so far been sluggish. Mhada repair board has no far granted 1,650 NOC have become dormant with a large number of redevelopment work stalled due to myriad reasons such as differences between tenants and developers lack of clearances and delays leading to disinterest in the project. Mhada has already scrutinized all the NOCs granted before 2004 and served  notices in 85 cases where the developer had not started any work.

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