New TDR pol­icy to al­low more ver­ti­cal growth for MMR

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Ke­taki Ghoge ke­taki.ghoge@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: In a move that will al­low higher ver­ti­cal de­vel­op­ment in the Mum­bai Metropoli­tan Re­gion (MMR) even as it re­duces the bur­den on civic in­fra­struc­ture in congested ar­eas, the state’s ur­ban de­vel­op­ment has now is­sued a fi­nal no­ti­fi­ca­tion to amend trans­fer­able de­vel­op­ment right (TDR) rules for six cities. How­ever, this no­ti­fi­ca­tion will not ap­ply to the is­land city and the sub­urbs.

TDR is granted by the civic body when a land owner or a de­vel­oper sub­mits his land to de­velop a pub­lic amenity or to house slum dwellers for free. In re­turn, the de­vel­oper is granted TDR cer­tifi­cate that gives him de­vel­op­ment credit or the right to con­struct else­where in the city.

The no­ti­fi­ca­tion is­sued on Fri­day links util­i­sa­tion of TDR to the width of the roads and plot size, al­low­ing higher ver­ti­cal de­vel­op­ment for wider roads and curb­ing con­struc­tion of sky­scrapers on nar­row roads. For in­stance, a de­vel­oper con­struct­ing on a 4,000 sqm plot abut­ting a 30m- wide road, can utilise max­i­mum TDR at 1.40. For the same sized plot abut­ting a nar­rower road — be­tween 24m and less than 30m — 1.15 TDR can be used. No TDR can be used on plots abut­ting roads with a width less than 9m.

CON­TIN­UED ON P8

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