Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has cleared a
proposal to amend the Development Control (DC) rules of Mumbai
for redevelopment and reconstruction of old cessed buildings.
According to the amendments, tenants of old cessed
buildings will get flats between 300 to 753.5 sq ft after the
reconstruction or redevelopment, instead of the earlier the
225 sq ft. Non-resident occupants will get the same area as in
the existing structure for non-residential purpose.
For the reconstruction and redevelopment of the cessed
buildings, Floor Space Index (FSI) of 3 or rehabilitated area
with incentive, whichever is more, will be granted.
Developers will be asked to create a corpus fund for
maintenance and repair of the buildings for ten years, so that
the tenants need not pay anything.
The amended provisions will be applicable to non-cessed
buildings, constructed before September 30, 1969 if they
occupy up to 25 per cent of the plot, where reconstruction and
redevelopment of cessed buildings is being undertaken.
If old proposals of reconstruction of old cessed
buildings are under construction and completed up to plinth
level, government permission can be obtained for applying the
new amendments to the old proposals.