Mhada Office
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Mumbai: Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) will be planning authority to sanction the redevelopment plan of 56 dilapidated colonies that are nearly 100 years old.

This means that the builders redeveloping these colonies will not have to apply to get sanction for their building development plan. For these 56 Colonies, MHADA will have all the powers of planning authority like BMC has.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced this in assembly on Friday while replying a debate under rule 293 in state assembly.

“The MHADA redevlopment projects many times stuck in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation due to communication gap between two authorities,” CM hinted defending the reason to grant planning authority status to MHADA for these oldest buildings.

MHADA and BMC is There are 104 layouts with 3,700 buildings in these 56 colonies populated by more than 76,000 people. Though the MHADA was not the owner of these colonies, it was in charge of its maintenance and also provided services such as electricity bills and water bills.

The MHADA has received 125 proposals from societies for redevelopment of which 80 have been approved, while rest are still being scrutinised, CM added. MHADA have recently sanctioned Rs 250-crore maintenance plan of these buildings during the 2019-20 fiscal.

As per the sources, the MHADA will grant NOC for redevelopment work. Redevelopment will be done under Development Control Rules (DCR) 33(5), under which tenants will get a new house with 407 sq ft carpet area.

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