An informative seminar was organised at Vashi’s Vishnudas Bhave auditorium on Sunday which was addressed by civic chief Tukaram Mundhe. RTI activist Sandeep Thakur, additional director (town planning) Sunil Hazare, city engineer Mohan Dagaonkar were also present. NMMC’s empanelled architect Sopan Prabhu made a presentation explaining the minute details of the process.
Ringing in transparency in the redevelopment process of Cidco’s dilapidated and dangerous buildings, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has decided to upload all the details regarding FSI calculations and plot of the land, start single window system for faster processing of applications so that residents can get a thorough knowledge of the entire process and are not taken for a ride by scrupulous developers.
‘’We will upload the presentation made and other details regarding how FSI is calculated, plot size and how much FSI can be used and other details on NMMC website. We want residents to be aware and take them to that level where they are aware of entire process and can raise question with developers,” said Mundhe.
He added, “We will also start single window system for processing the applications to avoid delays. However, the applications have to be submitted in a full proof manner with all the paperwork complete and we will ensure that permissions are granted in 8-days.”
The seminar was held at the insistence of residents who informed the civic chief during his Walk with Commissioner initiative in Belapur about the lack of clarity and confusion around 2.5 FSI.
Several developers have been making rounds of Cidco’s dangerous buildings and making tall promises to the residents. Residents who attended the seminar were thankful to NMMC for the initiative.
NMMC goes transparent for redevept projects, to upload details on its website
An informative seminar was organised at Vashi’s Vishnudas Bhave auditorium on Sunday, which was addressed by civic chief Tukaram Mundhe. RTI activist Sandeep Thakur, additional director (town planning) Sunil Hazare, city engineer Mohan Dagaonkar were also present. NMMC’s empanelled architect Sopan Prabhu made a presentation explaining the minute details of the process
Navi Mumbai municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe has made it clear that no objection certificate (NOC) from Cidco, which is the landlord in Navi Mumbai, is a must till any other decision is taken at the state government level.
The comments made by Mundhe at the informative seminar organised by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) to clear confusion over redevelopment of Cidco’s dilapidated buildings using 2.5FSI, assumes significance against the backdrop of statements made by a certain section that Cidco permissions were not mandatory as NMMC was a town planning authority in Navi Mumbai.
“Talks are on at urban development department level and many things are being discussed, but till then NOC from Cidco, which is the landlord here is a must,” said Mundhe clearing confusion over the same.
Asked why Cidco is not developing the projects instead of letting in private developers, Mundhe informed, “Cidco, at present, is handling many mega projects and so will not be able to concentrate on this work of redevelopment, it is always better if occupants of this buildings are involved in the process and they have freedom to choose their developer. Our only object is that residents should be able to make informed choice.”
Mundhe, while pointing out at various NOCs required for redevelopment, said, “NMMC will ease the process for residents by starting the single window system. At the submission level only we will check the documents, before beginning the process and if the paperwork is complete we will give permissions in stipulated time.”
He added, “Today, what is happening is people are submitting proposals but many of them are incomplete and so the processing cannot move forward. Then residents think the file is getting delayed at our end. So a file complete with necessary paperwork can be processed faster.”
Different kinds of NOCs right from airport authority, fire, health, property tax department are required to be submitted with the redevelopment proposal to the town planning department.