DP 2034: Dead­line pushed by 3 months

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Tanushree Venka­tra­man

MUM­BAI: The dead­line to pass the city’s Devel­op­ment Plan (DP) 2014-34 has been ex­tended by another three months. The plan­ning com­mit­tee, which is pre­par­ing a re­port on cit­i­zen ob­jec­tions, will now sub­mit its re­port by March 7 and the civic body will have to pass it by March 20. A pro­posal to this ef­fect was passed by the civic body late on Thurs­day.

This is the sec­ond ex­ten­sion sought by the com­mit­tee con­sist­ing of three cor­po­ra­tors and three state-ap­pointed ex­perts. The orig­i­nal dead­line was Novem­ber 26, 2016, which was post­poned to Jan­uary 15, 2017, by the civic cor­po­ra­tion ear­lier. The DP is the blue­print for the city’s in­fras­truc­tural devel­op­ment for the next two decades.

Con­stant de­lays to the plan have caused a lot of dis­tress, con­fu­sion and anx­i­ety in the real-es­tate sec­tor, which is jug­gling be­tween two plans, the DP 1991 and DP 2014. A re­vised plan was or­dered by chief min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis as the plan was rid­dled with er­rors. With projects get­ting de­layed and some not start­ing, the cor­po­ra­tion is likely to suf­fer losses ow­ing to a drop in devel­op­ment charges.

Sena cor­po­ra­tors said an ex­ten­sion was sought ow­ing to the im­pend­ing code of con­duct from the first week of Jan­uary.

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