Mumbai: Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has
passed the order assigning redevelopment rights for sector
five of Dharavi slum area here to the government-controlled
Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).
Chavan had announced this earlier in the Legislative
Council in March, the order was signed yesterday, officials
Global tenders had been invited to develop Dharavi,
considered to be Asia`s largest slum, but as no satisfactory
bid came, the process would be scrapped, Chavan had then said.
Dharavi Redevelopment Project Authority has been created
to oversee the redevelopment of the area, spread over 212
Sector five, allotted to MHADA, is spread across 21
hectares and involves rehabilitation of over 9,000 families.
Ofiicials said MHADA plans to use FSI of 4, using 4.5
lakh sq meters of built-up area from the total available 10.5
lakh sq meters for rehabilitation of slum dwellers; the
remaining area will be used to build affordable houses for
The Chief Minister has also assured that government would
consider rehabilitation of small-scale industries operating
out of Dharavi.