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Mumbai: Soon, if building fails to complete redevpt project in 3 years, NOC to be cancelled – Times of India

There are an estimated 12,500 cessed buildings in the island city that need to be redeveloped

MUMBAI: A long-pending proposal mooted by elected representatives of the island city is set to be approved at the next cabinet meeting following the collapse of Bhanushali building in Fort last week.
The proposal, prepared by a committee of eight MLAs, has been awaiting cabinet approval since Prithviraj Chavan was Maharashtra chief minister. Housing minister Jitendra Awhad said the proposal would be passed at the next cabinet meeting.
Some recommendations include automatic cancellation of NOC granted to a developer if he fails to complete the project within three years.
A six-month opportunity will be granted to the land-owner and another six months to tenants to complete the project.
If they fail to do so, the project will be taken over by MHADA, which will appoint a contractor to complete it.
MHADA vice-president Milind Mhaiskar said there are 500-1,000 dangerous buildings in Dongri, Bhuleshwar and at Mohammed Ali Road that need to be redeveloped on priority.
He said the recommendation will allow MHADA to acquire buildings in the vicinity of a dangerous building if standalone redevelopment is not possible. “This will help us to take up cluster redevelopment,” he said.
There are an estimated 12,500 cessed buildings in the island city that need to be redeveloped.
But buildings along Marine Drive and Malabar Hill are in better condition and do not need immediate redevelopment, said Mhaiskar.