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

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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