#WeeklyNewsRoundUp: Maharashtra Govt Hikes FSI In Mumbai's Island City
The Maharashtra government has issued a notification, announcing proposed amendments to the Development Control Rule 32 for Greater Mumbai. The amendments seek to grant additional, optional 0.50 Floor Space Index (FSI) over the basic 1.33 FSI for buildings fronting on roads with a width of minimum nine metre and above in the Island City area of the megapolis. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to raise revenue by charging a premium.
Telangana has become the first state in India to initiate asset monetisation through the toll- operate-transfer (TOT) scheme, and has appointed transaction advisors to sell the 158-km-long Nehru Outer Ring Road in state capital Hyderabad. While the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry and the National Highways Authority are expecting bids for the first TOT bundle of national highways in February, Telangana has become the first state to start the asset-monetisation drive.
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on January 8 asked all the three civic bodies – East, North and South – to develop a common mobile application (app) to monitor any deficiencies in cleanliness initiatives in their respective jurisdiction. Baijal also directed that all works relating to mechanical sweeping of roads and solid-waste management be completed within eight months. The directions were issued at a meeting chaired by the L-G to review progress of cleanliness initiatives of the three municipal corporations.
The Haryana government framed a rehabilitation policy for people living in slums on government land in urban areas of the state, an official statement said on January 8. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the slum-in-situ policy, which states that the government would allot houses to people living in urban areas by developing colonies under a PPP (public-private partnership) model. The policy would apply to the slums identified under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana survey.
The Punjab government has decided to implement an online building plan approval system for all municipal bodies of the state. The proposed system will allow people to submit required documents and pay fee online in order to get their building plan approved.
Source: Media reports