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Mumbai board of MHADA kick starts redevelopment work in Naigaon's BDD Chawl Cluster!

According to officials, saleable component buildings will be established in place of the entire chawl cluster.

Furthering redevelopment work in the city, the Mumbai board of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) Mumbai board has finally demolished a building in the Naigaon's Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) Chawl cluster. According to officials, saleable component buildings will be established in place of these chawls. After waiting for almost 5 years, this project was initiated by the MHADA officials, post the commencement of work at BDD's Worli.

23 buildings to face demolition in Phase I

Paving the way for the upcoming redevelopment project in Naigaon, this is the first building out of 23 others that needs to be demolished in the first phase. On the other hand, 19 buildings will be evicted in Phase 2 of the redevelopment project. In total, 42 structures need to be eliminated for the successful completion of this entire work.

A total of 175 tenants from 5B, 7B and 22B buildings have already vacated their houses in the first phase. Notably, these buildings housed staff and employees of King Edward Memorial (K.E.M) hospital, Parel which is managed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). During the transit period, MHADA has offered alternative housing options for the tenants in Naigaon's Bombay Dyeing mill houses.

After a survey of 5 chawls including building number 1A, 2A, 14A, 18A and 19A, a list of 325 eligible tenants has been made for allocating new houses in phase 2. As of now, 222 beneficiaries have already been allocated houses in the upcoming redeveloped buildings by employing a computerised procedure.

-With agency inputs.

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