Mumbai: In the next 30 days, the decision on increasing the FSI of chawls in Mumbai will be taken up, is what Uday Samant, Urban Development minister from the Congress said, on Monday. A meeting would be called in which MLA’s, officers of the urban development ministry and experts in the next 30 days and a decision would be made. This was in response to BJP MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha’s request in Vidhan Sabha who had put a proposal to increase the FSI of Chawls in Mumbai. All chawls, BMC colony and Police colony should be considered under this proposal. Lodha said that the state would have to think beyond the FSI rules to help and develop the chawl culture in Mumbai. Every house needs basic amenities like water and toilet and this can happen only if the FSI is increased.

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