MUMBAI: The State Housing Department has decided not to allow redevelopment of a single building in a huge layout. It will be redeveloped as a cluster redevelopment.
Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad said there are huge layouts in cities like Mumbai and Pune. Many of them are with MHADA. The buildings from the layout apply for redevelopment as individual buildings.
“Such individual buildings’ redevelopment makes imbalanced development. Proper amenities and infrastructure cannot be provided after single building development,” he said.
“This type of redevelopment also stops redevelopment of entire layout as the other buildings cannot develop,” Awhad said.
“In cluster redevelopment, the government can plan the entire locality in a proper manner and also provide public amenities by keeping reservations for it. While redeveloping the entire layout, it is easy to consider the infrastructure of the area and hence it can be improved,” said Awhad.
HOME TO OCCUPANT IN SLUMS
In the slums, owner of the hutment will be decided on the basis of who is living in it. If any person in the slums is living on rent and the slum has gone for redevelopment under the Slum Redevelopment Scheme, the occupant will be declared owner of the hutment. The original owner of the hutment will not be considered as an owner of the house.