New land parcels in Mumbai after amended rules
The Mumbai Development Control and Promotion Regulations 2034 (DCPR) initiated on November 13 has come into force after the government sanctioned the Excluded Part (EP) of the plan, reports say. The Mumbai’s DCPR 2034 has been implemented in two phases…

The Mumbai Development Control and Promotion Regulations 2034 (DCPR) initiated on November 13 has come into force after the government sanctioned the Excluded Part (EP) of the plan, reports say.

The Mumbai’s DCPR 2034 has been implemented in two phases – the first phase came into force earlier in September this year.

The EP of the Mumbai’s development plan has certain substantial amendments that would help open up new land parcels and also encourage more construction and better roads.

The changes that have been made to the Mumbai’s development plan and brought into force under the Excluded Part are:

*The consent clause for redevelopment under regulations 33 (5), 33(7), 33(10) has been reduced to 51 per cent from 70 per cent earlier. Now, a housing society could be redeveloped with the consent of 51 per cent of the residents living in the building.

*The government has also eased the construction of transit camps on private unreserved land. This move is expected to facilitate redevelopment of cessed buildings, slums and Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority’s (MHADA) structures.

*Changes related to Floor Space Index (FSI) are of prime concern. The increase in FSI will now be linked to the width of the road on which the project is. Now, the cap is of 4 FSI from a slum to create a buildable space.

*A special development zone will also be created to construct affordable housing – over 10 lakh 30-square-metre units in the range of Rs 60 lakh to Rs 75 lakh – and provision for preserving water bodies, mangroves, hills and eco-sensitive areas. The size of the compulsory open spaces will now be based on the height of the structure on the land.

*For ownership title and area, every application for development permission will have to be accompanied by a copy of the certificate of the title of the land under development.

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