Maha CM halts two SRA projects approved by Ashok Chavan
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Last Updated: Friday, May 06, 2011, 18:11
Mumbai: Two redevelopment projects approved by former state Chief Minister Ashok Chavan were halted by the Maharashtra government after complaints of irregularities.

"Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has halted the projects following complaints of irregularities," a senior official from the Housing Department said.

The projects in suburban Malad and Chembur under the controversial 3k clause of the SRA Act were cleared by Ashok Chavan on November 11, 2010 a day after Prithviraj Chavan took over as the Chief Minister, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya had alleged.

The 3K clause in the SRA Act allows developers to bypass the 70 per cent consent norm in the initial stages of development. The government can also direct SRA to hand over the slum land for redevelopment to a builder without tenders under the clause.

The SRA had issued letters of intent to Lashkaria Construction, which got a 55.27 lakh sq ft land in Malad and Sterling Buildcon, which got 20.30 lakh sq ft in Chembur.

Claiming credit for the decision by the government, Somaiya said he had exposed the matter and filed an PIL in the Bombay High Court.


First Published: Friday, May 06, 2011, 18:11

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