Civic chief asks for development plan for city within two months
Assistant director of town planning dept to ensure work is completed in time
CBD BELAPUR: Irked with the absence of a development plan (DP) for the city, despite the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) being formed 25 years ago, civic chief Tukaram Munde on Friday ordered the administration to get the blueprint for city’s development ready within two months.
The work on the DP has been going on at a snail’s pace for years.
The NMMC general body had first approved a resolution for preparation of the plan in 1997. However, the DP is not ready till date.
Munde learnt about the delay while conducting a review of the department.
He has now entrusted the work of preparing the DP to assistant director of town planning department of NMMC Sunil Hajare, who joined the civic body in May last year.
“The priority so far has been giving commencement (CC) and occupation certificates (OC) for construction projects, instead of preparation of DP. There is talk of the commissioner coming down hard on the attitude. He has set a two-month deadline for making the DP,” said a source privy to the information.
Developers hope the DP will make the process of getting permissions smoother.
“Several construction proposals filed under the 1.5 FSI scheme are pending. The proposals for redevelopment of dilapidated buildings have been submitted to the town planning department almost 5-6 months ago, but are yet to get cleared,” said a developer.
“According to the norms, the construction permissions should come within 60 days, but the files have not been cleared for months,” he said.
“Things are changing under the new commissioner. We are hoping things will now get smoother in the department, ”he added.