By Accommodation Times Bureau
Mumbai: Since September the State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) put on hold several rental housing projects placed before it for the mandatory green nod, citing the massive density arising out of the very nature of such mass housing projects.
As per the reports the panel hasn’t approved a single rental housing project since September 2011 so far.
However, according to the norms of town planning the standard density is 400 tenements per hectare. So under this rule approx 400 families can live over one hectare. There are several projects are not meeting the SEAC benchmark like most of them has crossed the standard density by five to fifteen times.
In the last meeting panel has rejected the environment clearance to two projects located in Panvel such as the 16-acre Arihant Akanksha and 28-acre Indiabulls Greens — for having a density of up to 2,000 houses per hectare. Adding to this pending list there is huge list of projects similarly there is high density project by Darvesh Properties in Mahajanwadi (Thane), Pranshu Developers in Nilje village (Kalyan), Dhariwal builders at Kolke village (Panvel), a project each by Square Feet Builders and Dosti Friends Development Corporation at Manpada (Thane), among several others.