De­vel­op­ers can now build af­ford­able house ten­e­ments in re-devel­op­ment pro­jects

Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral of Ma­ha­rash­tra Dar­rius Kham­batta said, the state gov­ern­ment will amend the pol­icy reg­u­la­tion so that pro­vi­sion of in­clu­sion hous­ing shall not ap­ply to pro­jects un­der reg­u­la­tions.

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High court con­sid­er­ing the state gov­ern­ment amend­ments of hous­ing pol­icy has made manda­tory for all the de­vel­op­ers to build 20% ad­di­tional small- sized apart­ments in their plots.

The judg­ment clearly states that all the re­de­vel­op­ment pro­jects which in­volve cessed build­ings, hous­ing board colonies, clus­ter schemes, slum re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and tran­sit camps will no longer to re­quire build­ing smaller apart­ments. Th­ese are the pro­jects where de­vel­op­ers re­ha­bil­i­tate the ex­ist­ing oc­cu­pants of the land on a por­tion of the plot while us­ing the rest of the land as saleable com­po­nent in the form of luxury res­i­den­tial project.

The court hear­ing the pe­ti­tion filed by DB Re­alty and few oth­ers de­vel­op­ers will ef­fec­tively ex­empt most new con­struc­tion in Mum­bai as the ma­jori­ties are re­de­vel­op­ment schemes. Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral of Ma­ha­rash­tra Dar­rius Kham­batta said, the state gov­ern­ment will amend the pol­icy reg­u­la­tion so that pro­vi­sion of in­clu­sion hous­ing shall not ap­ply to pro­jects un­der reg­u­la­tions. An­other amend­ment in the pol­icy is that in­stead of pro­vid­ing for in­clu­sive hous­ing in the same plot as their res­i­den­tial pro­jects de­vel­op­ers can con­struct it else­where within the same mu­nic­i­pal ward. The draft no­tice of the in­clu­sive hous­ing pol­icy was first is­sued in Fe­bru­ary 2012. The draft no­tice was kept on hold for a year and half af­ter the real es­tate body af­ter MCHI seek­ing con­ces­sion in the rules. When the fi­nal no­ti­fi­ca­tion was last passed in Novem­ber 2013, pro­jects be­low 4,000 sq m were ex­empted form the rule.

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