The Maharashtra State cabinet has given a green signal for the redevelopment of Motilal Nagar in Goregaon-West, touted as the redevelopment of Mumbai’s biggest layout. Granting the project a special project status, the state cabinet appointed the MHADA its nodal agency.
Built in the 1960, Motilal Nagar is spread in 50 hectares, and hosts houses meant for people mostly belonging to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
A statement from the chief minister’s office said that currently there were 1,600 hutments and slums and close to 3,700 houses, totalling to 5,300 tenements that will benefit from this redevelopment scheme.
The MHADA will execute the redevelopment project under the redevelopment guidelines for 33(5) of the Development Control & Promotion Regulations (DCPR), 2034.
“The tender for the project will be finalised based on the agency that will provide the maximum share of the remaining built-up area (BUA) to the MHADA, excluding the rehabilitation portion,” the statement mentioned.
The redevelopment project will look at an investment of close to Rs 22,000 crore. It is planned to be developed as an integrated township that will have housing, workspaces, basic facilities like schools and open spaces in the vicinity. As per the redevelopment guidelines, of the approved 1,600 sqft demarcated for residential purposes, the developer will pay the cost of construction for 833.80 sqft additional area being redeveloped.
Of the approved 978 sqft non-residential land, the developer will pay the cost of construction for 502.83 sqft. Post the redevelopment, around 33,000 tenements will be made available.
Post the redevelopment of Motilal Nagar how many tenements will be available?
According to the proposal, the redeveloped project will provide around 33,000 tenements.
Why did the Motilal Nagar redevelopment get the special project status?
The redevelopment project was awarded special project status because more area for construction was granted for redevelopment and the project is being spearheaded by a construction and development agency.