DP 2034: Deadline pushed by 3 months
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.