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Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan in-principle agrees to 2.5 FSI for old buildings

Sunday, 22 September 2013 - 11:37am IST | Place: Vashi | Agency: dna
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Reiterating his commitment to the residents of old and dilapidated structures in satellite city, guardian minister Ganesh Naik said a decision on redevelopment of these structures has been fast-tracked and a final decision is expected by October end.

He also said that the CM has in-principle agreed to 2.5 FSI for old buildings. “A three-member committee comprising NMMC commissioner, Cidco official and official from the urban development has been constituted to work out a solution to this long-pending problem,” said Naik.

Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik had through a calling attention motion drawn attention of the chief minister to the conditions under which occupants of old and dilapidated buildings have been staying.

In May 2012, NMMC had cleared the proposal for extra floor space index, however, it has been pending with the urban development department. Naiks’s reaction comes in the backdrop of Congress delegation calling on chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday and informing him that the redevelopment work should not be given to any private contractor.

“There is no question of Nationalist Congress Party having interest in it. It is for the occupants of such apartments to decide. They are the ones who will be taking a call on majority basis and deciding which developer should be appointed for the redevelopment work,” added Naik. Cidco board recently came out with a policy on redevelopment of old and dilapidated buildings and permitted rebuilding of such structures with the existing FSI after payment of necessary development fees.

Several buildings constructed by Cidco are in bad shape today, with cases of plaster collapse becoming a norm.

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Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik had through a calling attention motion drawn attention of the chief minister to the conditions under which occupants of old and dilapidated buildings have been staying.

In May 2012, NMMC had cleared the proposal for extra floor space index, however, it has been pending with the urban development department.

The Cidco board recently came out with a policy on redevelopment of old buildings and permitted rebuilding of such structures with the existing FSI after payment of necessary development fees.




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