Moreover, the UD department has also given its nod for various development projects in the city ranging from relaxation in norms for construction in gaothan (old city) area, new direct pipeline from Darana dam to Nashik Road in line with direct pipeline from the Mukane dam and offline submission and permission to building plans for next few months until the online process get streamlined.
Urban Development minister Eknath Shinde had a virtual meeting with the civic administration on Friday. Some Sena corporators, including leader of the opposition in the civic body Ajay Boraste, city Shiv Sena president Sudhakar Badgujar, were also present in the meeting that was held in Mumbai.
Boraste said development of slums in the city had been affected during the past few years. “But the minister W has given his approval for implementation of the slum rehabilitation scheme in the city. Currently, there is a condition of minimum 4,000 sqmt for development of gaothan area. But we asked the minister to reduce the condition up to 1,000 sqmt to boost the development of gaothan areas. The minister has directed the civic administration to submit a proposal in this connection to the state UD department” he said.
Last year, the state government had taken the decision to make the civic bodies in the state to lease out its properties at 8% of the Ready Reckoner (RR) rate. During the meeting, Sena corporators urged the minister to reduce it to 2.5% of the RR rate for registered social outfits. The minister said the amendment will be made in the present lease norms for the civic bodies in the state.
“The minister also directed the civic administration to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for direct pipeline from Darna dam to Nashik Road that will sort out the water issue of the Nashik Road division of the NMC,” said Boraste.