As per the assumptions of the government, there are over 4 lakh unlicensed constructions in Maharashtra's urban areas.
The state government of Mumbai has now granted permission pertaining to the redevelopment of illegal buildings under cluster redevelopment scheme. This move is making way for the legalization of clumps of unaccredited establishments in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and other urban areas across Maharashtra. This was previously applicable only on areas within the Thane Municipal Corporation limits but the state's new coalesced development control norms have made it pertinent to all. The new regulations were set in motion on the 4th of December.
The government is providing sale incentives of up to 175% in the rehabilitation area, to the builders
As per the assumptions of the government, there are over 4 lakh unlicensed constructions in Maharashtra's urban areas, with Navi Mumbai and Thane in MMR, making up for a substantial chunk amidst these. The fresh rules state that "unauthorised buildings over 30 years, slums, authorised dilapidated buildings, authorised buildings over 30 years, central and state lands, privately owned land" can be refurbished at the same instant under the banner of cluster redevelopment model.
Further, in an effort to draw the attention of the developers, the government is also providing sale incentives of up to 175% in the rehabilitation area, regarding such projects. In Mumbai, only licensed developments are allowed to be revamped under the cluster scheme and the sale incentive offered to builders, is up to 100% of the rehabilitation gambit. Last month, the government had also laid out the notion of enhancing the sale incentive in Mumbai to 130%, in a separate notification.
Additionally, the government has clarified that these operating procedures will bolster the curation of more affordable housing stock but according to a sect of town planners, the high incentives may pave the way for more illegal constructions in the localities.