The Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued a notification announcing proposed amendments to the Development Control Rule 32 for Greater Mumbai.
However, the decision invites mixed response from the parties. Congress opposed hike in FSI whereas Shiv Sena while supporting the decision, expressed solution to provide infrastructure amenities in the island city.
Opposing the decision, Anant Gadgil, Congress MLC and architect by profession said, “There is no need to allow additional FSI as it will bring stress on providing basic amenities in Mumbai,” said Gadgil. He added the decision will help builders to add more construction, but how will the civic body provide water and sewage facility to the additional population that will accommodate after new developments”, Gadgil raised the question. He said being an architect, he has been opposing the proposal since long time.
Arvind Sawant, member of Parliament of Shiv Sena welcomed the decision. He said, ‘It was the need of the day to allow additional FSI and the state has taken appropriate decision.” However, he too agreed the need to provide basic amenities.
“One can notice newly constructed residential towers beside JJ flyover which are taller and need drinking water and sewage water system.” He said the state has constructed flyovers but the condition below these flyovers are worst. It also need to take care of the roads.