The redevelopment of buildings built by CIDCO got a big push on Wednesday with the town planning body granting NOC to one of the condominiums.
Shraddha Apartment Shraddha Apartment Owners Association, a condominium in sector 10, Vashi, has become the first to be granted an NOC. There are 23 buildings with around 368 flats in the complex.
“For nearly two decades, residents of these condominiums have been waiting for redevelopment to start, but there were some hurdles with one of the main being NMMC insisting on an NOC from Cidco. In case of Shraddha Apartments, 128 residents have been for over 15 years residing in transit camps which are in an equally bad state,“ said Sena corporator Kishor Patkar. CIDCO Joint managing director R R Chavan, has said NOCs will now be given to 8 other associations whose proposals for redevelopment too have been cleared.
“We have got proposals seeking NOCs from 9 apartment owners associations, including Shraddha, and with CIDCO being the lessor all of them will be issued NOCs after thorough scrutiny by the estate department,“ Chavan said.
The NOCs given by CIDCO are subject to provisions of the Navi Mumbai Disposal of Lands (Amendment) Regulations 2008, the development control regulations, 2008, of NMMC and the government notification dated February 4, 2015, which allow reconstruction or redevelopment of buildings built by CIDCO 30 years back.
Both the town planning official and additional municipal commissioner Ankush Chavan said they need to go through the conditions laid down while issuing the NOC.