In order to ensure planned development of Maharashtra and to remove ambiguity in the rules, the Ministry of Urban Development on Thursday amended the Unified Development Control and Promotion Regulations (Unified DCPR), which was implemented across the state except Mumbai a few months ago. Therefore, the construction sector will get a boost and the economy of state will also move progressively.
The Unified DCPR was prepared by Bhushan Gagrani, Principal Secretary, Urban Development, and his team under the leadership of Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde. With the objective of ensuring uniform development in the state, no ambiguity in the rules, availability of affordable housing and boosting the economy by boosting the construction sector, the Unified DCPR was approved with the approval of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
However, given the challenges posed by the covid-19 epidemic and the impact on the housing sector, further amendments to the regulations were being sought.
Eknath Shinde had directed to study what can be done to improve the Unified DCPR. Accordingly, Principal Secretary Bhushan Gagrani and his team discussed with various stakeholders and suggested some amendments in the provisions of 37 (2).
Accordingly, 5 percent amenity space over 20,000 sq m in the layout, three carpet area index (FSI) for MHADA redevelopment instead of two and a half and up to five FSIs have been approved to develop the commercial business district to boost employment.
The housing sector is important for the economy and about 200 small and medium enterprises depend on the housing sector. Therefore, it is important for the housing sector to get a boost. Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde hoped that the reforms in the Unified DCPR would give impetus to the sector, boost MHADA redevelopment and increase housing stocks, house prices and boost the development of commercial business districts.