In yet another relief for BDD chawls residents, eligible beneficiaries under the redevelopment of BDD (Bombay Development Directorate) Chawls will have to pay a stamp duty of Rs 1,000 each for an agreement with MHADA. Maharashtra Cabinet is likely to give its nod at today's meeting.
The Maharashtra government has kick-started the much-awaited redevelopment of BDD chawls in central Mumbai's prime localities like Worli, Lower Parel and Naigaum.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on August 1 laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of BDD Chawls.
To be built by Tatas, L&T and Shapoorji Pallonji for different projects, the well-planned new complexes of 40-storied and 22-floor tall towers with floors for parking, wide roads, at least 4 four schools, welfare centres, mini-hospitals, gardens, playgrounds, markets and shopping plazas.
As reported by Free Press Journal, the BDD chawls started coming up in Mumbai in the 1930s and slowly they got converted into a housing facility for the working class. Many of these chawls, now in dilapidated condition, are located on prime plots in Mumbai.