Mumbai Development Plan 2034: BMC’s Master Plan for the City
Long-pending Mumbai Development Plan 2034 has been cleared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, (MCGM) Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on Tuesday, it is a 20 year master policy which will oversee development in Mumbai.
There were 266 amendments suggested over the revised development plan, the plan has been sent to the state government for its approval.
Mumbai Development Plan 2034 includes a blueprint of the city’s development that includes steps to boost civic amenities, affordable housing, prevent encroachments as well as outline policy on land usage, open spaces management, floor space index (FSI), built-up area (BUA), transportation etc.
Objectives of Mumbai Development Plan 2034
Mumbai Development Plan 2034 aims to facilitate 10 Lakh affordable houses, by opening up about 2,000 hectares of land that was earlier reserved for no development.
Opening up of previously undeveloped area, a 500 sq ft home would cost as little as Rs 15 Lakh in Mumbai.
Affordable Housing is one of the central government’s action point under its “Housing for All “by 2022 scheme, which aims at providing low budget houses for people.
Education Wealth and Social Amenities
Under Development Plan 2034, BMC aims to provide basic amenities including water, sanitation, primary health care and schools to slum dwellers till the time they are redeveloped.
Mumbai Development Plan 2034 aims at removing all encroachments on the reserved open spaces.
The current 1.28 square metre of public open space per person is likely to increase after the plan is implemented. Thus, the city will have more recreational grounds, parks in public spaces.
Floor Space Index (FSI)
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed permitting 5 floor space index (FSI) for commercial projects.
The increased FSI is expected to create millions of new jobs in the city. Also, with less availability of land increasing the FSI seems feasible for the government to keep up its commercial hub status.
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