THE CRUMBLING STRUCTURES
Cidco-constructed houses comprise around 44% of the total houses in Navi Mumbai. The total housing stock created is about 270476 units, out of which, 119900 units have been built by CIDCO and 150576 tenements by private sector.
The most dilapidated ones are the JN type buildings at Sector 9 and 10, D-type buildings in Sector 1, B and C type buildings in Sector 2 and B 10 type buildings in Sector 15 of Vashi, apart from various buildings in seawoods area of Nerul, in Kopar Khairane and CBD Belapur, which were the first nodes to be developed.
The buildings that are the most dangerous are Vashi’s JN1 and JN2 type buildings. The decision has come as a huge relief to the thousands of residents here.
Several buildings constructed by Cidco in Vashi, Kopar Khairane, Ghansoli, Airoli,
Sanpada and Nerul are in a pathetic state. The NMMC has declared 92 buildings dangerous.
On February 5, 2015, the state government granted 2.5 FSI for redevelopment of Cidco-constructed dangerous and dilapidated buildings that are more than 30 years old.
The notification that has been published in the official gazette states that every residential tenement will have a basic entitlement equivalent to the carpet area of the existing tenement plus 35% thereof, subject to a minimum carpet area of 300 sqft.