The committee, appointed under Madhu Chavan, will submit the report within 20 days.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) has appointed a committee to decide the redevelopment policy for Mhada buildings. The committee will decide on whether four FSI can be given to all Mhada buildings across the state under rule 33(5) of redevelopment. The committee, appointed under Madhu Chavan, will submit the report within 20 days.
Mhada Mumbai board president Mr Chavan, who will head the committee, said, “We will find out whether we can get extra houses through Mhada buildings which are going for redevelopment.”
At present, there are 14,207 cessed buildings. If the building is dilapidated and the owner of the building is not ready to redevelop it, Mhada will redevelop it. For the same, residents should request Mhada for redevelopment.
Mr Chavan said that there were many redevelopment projects, which were incomplete for different reasons. There were cases where developers did not pay rent to residents because of delay in completing the project. To avoid such situations, many housing companies wanted Mhada to redevelop the buildings.
“The Mhada committee will find out from where they will get capital for redeveloping these buildings. The committee will also decide if the Mhada will give rent to the residents of these buildings during redevelopment,” said Mr Chavan.
Mumbai is facing a space crunch and in such a situation, redevelopment of Mhada buildings will help make affordable homes available in Mumbai. According to sources, this decision will also help get more homes from other parts of Maharashtra.