BDD Chawl re­de­vel­op­ment to com­mence soon

State forms in­de­pen­dent mon­i­tor­ing com­mit­tee

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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.

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