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CM Devendra Fadnavis approves excluded part of Development Plan (DP) 2034 for Mumbai

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the pending excluded part (EP) of the Development Plan (DP) 2034 for Mumbai late on Saturday. The DP and Development Control Rules were sanctioned on May 18, but the substantial amendments in the EP had been kept on hold.

The major changes include reducing the consent clause for redevelopment of structures under regulations 33 (5), 33(7), 33(10) to 51% from 70%. The government has further allowed for construction of transit camps on private unreserved land. The changes would facilitate redevelopment of cessed buildings, slums and MHADA structures, officials said.

Changes also include linking the increase in Floor Space Index (FSI) to road width, removal of the cap of 4 (times the size of plot) from a slum to increase the buildable space. The government has also made provisions for a special development zone to accommodate affordable housing, and provisioning for preserving water bodies, mangroves, hills and eco-sensitive areas. The requirement for compulsory open spaces has been linked to the height of the structure on the land.

Earlier, the government had denied making unwarranted changes to the sanctioned part or even the EP of the BMC’s DP. It had claimed that the substantial amendments made to the DP by the Shiv Sena-controlled BMC were “politically motivated”.

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