Friday, February 29, 2008

March 2008 rates for Mumbai

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Shailesh said...

Mumbai can go vertical, if infrastructure addressed: CM

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Tuesday directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to come up with an ‘infrastructure management plan’ to help the city grow vertically. Strongly advocating more Floor Space Index than currently permitted, Deshmukh said that infrastructure problems need to be addressed urgently so that the city can grow upward.

However, here, even for utilising FSI of 4 there is a case pending in court. If the municipal corporation thinks and finds ways on how maximum FSI can be utilised by addressing the existing infrastructure, the state government will definitely help. The BMC should submit such a plan to the state government,” he said.

On the redevelopment of old and dilapidated buildings too, he said the government favours greater FSI, so that residents of these buildings can get better houses.

“For how long can one stay in a 100-sq meter room. Even that person needs a larger house at some point of time. There are people staying in transit camps for more than two decades. The common man cannot afford a house in the city. Getting a house has become a dream in Mumbai,” he said.

Deshmukh also said that since land in Mumbai is so scarce, there is a need to look at alternatives like underground transit systems. “We are considering whether we can have an underwater tunnel from Worli to Nariman Point... In fact, more such roads will have to be built in the future,’’ he said.