BDD Chawl redevelopment to commence soon
State forms independent monitoring committee
Government of Maharashtra has decided to redevelopment the age old Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) Chawls, and to execute the work government has formed an independent monitoring committee to administer and supervise the work of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) who is the nodal authority for the redevelopment of the chawls.
The independent monitoring committee formed for the project comprises of total 10 officials under the Chairmanship of Swadheen Kshatriya, Chief Secretary Mahasrahtra, naming Sumit Mullick, Additional Chief Secretary, Public Work Department, K P Bakshi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Sreekant Singh, Principle Secretary, Housing Department, S K Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, Manu Sharma, Principle Secretary, Revenue and Forest Department, Dr. Nitin Kareer, Principal Secretary, Ur- ban Development (I), Manisha Patankar, Secretary, Urban Development Department (II), N J Jamadar, Secretary, Law and Judiciary Department and S S Zende, Vice President & CEO, MHADA. On March 18th the state cabinet gave its approval for redevelopment of 207 chawls of ground-plus-three structures, with 16,557 flats located in Naigaon, Worli and N M Joshi Marg.
The government has decided that the redevelopment process of the chawls will be undertaken as per the Greater Mumbai Development Plan under new set of Development Regulation, prepared by MHADA. As per the development plan the project will include adjoining shops, schools and other establishments. Besides, the size of houses of the existing inhabitants will be bigger than the existing one.
The redevelopment of chawls situated in Sewri will be take more time, as it is constructed on the land owned by Mumbai Port Trust.