A major boost to redevelop MHADA colonies in the city, has finally surfaced. The redevelopment scheme will affect at least three lakh families. The government, recently, passed amendments in the Development Control Rules 33 (5) because of which the housing authority is expecting to witness faster redevelopment of old, dilapidated colonies.
The consent of residents which was earlier 70 per cent, has been brought down to 51 per cent. This is a big change as less percentage of tenants’ consent means faster redevelopment and restoration.
The second big change is that for colonies that were above 4,000 square metre earlier, the developer would get an FSI of 3 by paying a premium, and plus 1 FSI which was meant for housing stock that was completely handed over to MHADA has been amended too. Now of 1 FSI meant for housing stock the developer will hand over two third housing stock to MHADA and remaining one third to the existing housing societies which means larger homes for tenants and in lieu of which the authority expects tenants will agree faster for redevelopment.
The government earlier this year allowed MHADA to become the planning authority for the 56 colonies of its comprising of 114 layouts and also the homes to constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY urban). According to MHADA, since the time of appointment, they formed three cells that are active from MHADA building in Bandra, east.
The two other amendments are as follows, an official statement from MHADA says, there are many small colonies of MHADA, which earlier had to keep an open space of 3.6 mts, now it haan been brought down to 3 mts.
The last amendment is that reservation on MHADA colonies can be used adaccommodation reservation now onwards.
Most of the buildings are in dilapidated conditions and need redevelopment, but it was stuck at various levels. Now with the approvals being handed out at MHADA, and with new changes in place, it is expected that the redevelopment will be fast.
MHADA is acquiring the same online process as used by BMC for building approvals so that the approvals are faster and online.
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The consent of residents which was earlier 70 per cent, has been brought down to 51 per cent. This is a big change as less percentage of tenants’ consent means faster redevelopment MHADA is also acquiring the same online process as used by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for approvals so that the approvals get done faster and without much hassle