4 FSI for city soon; govt is readying final GR: Mhatre
Says state govt to call for feedback on the proposal in 10 to 15 days
CBD BELAPUR: Navi Mumbai is all set to get sanction for redevelopment as per 4 FSI for dilapidated buildings in the city, said MLA Manda Mhatre on Saturday.
Waving a document which she said is a proposed government resolution (GR), she said on Saturday that the government will within two weeks call for suggestions and objections for the final GR to be issued.
Hindustan Times had last month reported that Mhatre had asked for 4 FSI in the winter session of the assembly.
Mhatre showed a copy of the ‘Comprehensive and Integrated Development Control Regulations for the Municipal Corporations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) excluding Greater Mumbai’ to mediapersons at her office.
The document has been prepared by the urban development department of the state government and was published on June 2, 2015.
Mhatre said, “The residents had for the past 15 years been taken for a ride by the ruling party which dangled the FSI carrot before them. I, however, managed to get 2.5 FSI within two months of being elected.”
She added, “Since 2.5 FSI is not feasible for redevelopment in most of the nodes, I urged the chief minister to grant 4 FSI as is being done in Ulhasnagar and Mira Bhayander. He said in the assembly that he would declare 4 FSI for Navi Mumbai by March.”
She said that within the next 10 to 15 days, the government would publish advertisements calling for suggestions and objections on the proposal and take up impact assessment. “It will initiate the process for publication of the GR for 4 FSI,” she said.
Shiv Sena corporator Kishore Patkar, who has been in the forefront of the FSI issue, said, “Manda Mhatre has the document with her which she had brought for study. Since its publication, a lot of study has been made by various organisations and now it is in the final stage of being brought into public domain.”
Taking a potshot at her arch rival former minister Ganesh Naik, whom she defeated in the last assembly elections, Mhatre has asked him to quit politics as he had challenged, if the 4 FSI for the city was announced.
Mhatre said, “Ganesh Naik had declared at a public meeting during by poll campaigning in Nerul that he would take political sanyas if the city gets 4 FSI. I have got it now and he should keep his word and quit for good.”
She added, “The people had already made known their preference in the last assembly election, it is time he too formally accepted it.”
Patkar said that the NCP ruled NMMC has not yet submitted any policy for the slums despite it having a mayor from it and there being funds made available by the government.