Decade-old Chikhalwadi Chawl in Mumbai to be converted into a 36-storey building soon
Furthering the development work in the city, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has issued a no-objection certificate to allow the much-awaited cluster redevelopment project of the 100-year-old Chikhalwadi Chawl in Tardeo. After waiting for about 20 years, Mumbai's first chawl is finally ready to be remodelled into a 36-storey tower, in line with the development control regulation 33(9) of cluster development.
Chikhalwadi Chawl houses about 100 families at present
Spanning an area of more than 1.54 acres, this maze of 12 chawls is located behind Bhatia Hospital in Tardeo, South Mumbai. At present, the dilapidated structure houses about 100 families, occupying houses of 180 square feet. As per reports, the builder, RR Chaturvedi from the M/s Shreepati Skies have received the green signal from a dedicated panel appointed by the state. According to the officials, one of the major road blocks in the redevelopment work was the rule of having a 18-metre wide road around the site. However, with the state approval to road with 12 metres of width for cluster redevelopment projects, this site received the nod to start the remodelling work on October 27, this year.
Owners to get a house with around 580 sq ft carpet area
As per reports, the owners of the chawls will get a house with around 580 square feet carpet area. Moreover, for tenements, corpus fund of about ₹6 lakh will also be paid to the possessors of the chawl. Besides, the chawl owners have already received an advance rent of one year from the builders as well. While the construction work on the site is expected to begin by next month, the project is likely to complete in the next four years, suggest the reports.