By Accommodation Times News Services
Government of Maharashtra has decided to redevelopment the age old Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) Chawls, and to execute the work government has formed an independent monitoring committee to administer and supervise the work of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) who is the nodal authority for the redevelopment of the chawls.
The independent monitoring committee formed for the project comprises of total 10 officials under the Chairmanship of Swadheen Kshatriya, Chief Secretary Mahasrahtra, naming Sumit Mullick, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Work Department, K P Bakshi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Sreekant Singh, Principle Secretary, Housing Department, S K Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, Manu Sharma, Principle Secretary, Revenue and Forest Department, Dr.Nitin Kareer, Principal Secretary, Urban Development (I), Manisha Patankar, Secretary, Urban Development Department (II), N J Jamadar, Secretary, Law and Judiciary Department and S S Zende, Vice President & CEO, MHADA.
On March 18th the state cabinet gave its approval for redevelopment of the 100 chawls located in Naigaon, Worli and N M Joshi Marg. The government has decided that the redevelopment process of the chawls will be undertaken as per the Greater Mumbai Development Plan under new set of development regulations, prepared by MHADA.
The chawl situated in Sewri is on the land owned by Mumbai Port Trust, hence the redevelopment of those chawls will be undertaken once permission is acquired by Central Government.
The profits out of redevelopment will be shared between the government and Mhada at a ratio of 70:30.
To speed up the project government has waived off approvals required from MHADA and Building Plan Approval, Urban Development Department will grant all necessary approvals.