Draft DP: BMC left with a month to study 84,000 of your objections
The delay in appointing a planning committee has left the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with just about a month to hear objections to the city’s Development Plan (DP) 2034. According to a right to information (RTI) application filed by the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI), citizens submitted 84,000 objections to the plan.
While the planning committee gets two months to hear objections from citizens, delays by ruling allies Sena and BJP has left the BMC with very little time to complete the mammoth task. The state-appointed committee comprises Gautam Chatterjee, a retired state additional chief secretary, Sudhir Ghate, a retired civic chief engineer and Suresh V Surve, a retired deputy director of town planning.
According to senior officials from the DP department, the committee is expected to submit a report on its hearings to the BMC by November 26, six months since the DP was published for public scrutiny.
The hearings are crucial to speed up the process of sanctioning a blueprint for the city.
The Sena named three corporators for the committee only last week. It was, however, supposed to announce the decision in the first week of August.