CM to review high- rise policy for rehab bldgs

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 09:01 AM IST
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STAFF REPORTER Mumbai After accepting Medha Patkaralt39s demand of inquiring into the controversial 3k section of Maharashtra Slum act, 1971 Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has now ordered a constitution of a committee that would look into the c

omprehensive slum rehabilitation policy and would also check the high- rise policy about the slum rehabilitation buildings.

He announced this on May 24 in a meeting with members of Nivara Hakk who had met him. ” We demanded that the height of the buildings rehabilitating slum dwellers should not be more than seven floors and he has agreed to look into it,” said PK Das, architect and member of Nivara Hakk.

The organization has also demanded that the current land on which slums are based should be kept reserved for affordable houses, as cheap houses are the need of the city in the contemporary scenario. ” In our current Slum Rehabilitation Authority ( SRA) schemes most of the land available is used to build houses for the higher income groups and the slum dwellers are kept in less space with high towers” said Das.

The NGO has also surveyed the slum settlement throughout the city via a mapping system and found out that around 50 per cent of the slums were based on the land that has been reserved for housing. The total area covered by slums is 42 sq km out of the total 467 sq km area of the city.

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