Hi all ,

With the India Bulls project in panvel also being stalled under the MMRDA rental housing as per yesterday's notification, it has becoming clear that all the project under this scheme are clearly seeing delays on account of Govt. changing its norms and there are multiple approvals required .

Lets share the projects which are under this schemes so that all of us are aware of before investing in the project . I have few list below .. of the projects under the rental housing schemes.

a)Dosti Vihar , Thane
b) Ackruti Greenwoods , Thane
c) India Bulls , Panvel
d) Balaji Symphony , Panvel
e) DB orchid Ozone , Mira Road
f) Arihant Akansha , Panvel
g)Auralis,Thane
h)Mahavir Square, Manpada,Thane

Please add so that we all are careful before investing in any MMRDA rental housing related projects....not only most of them are delayed for more than one and half years... still there is no visibility of completion
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  • Some info attached ..but bit stale..Sept 2011

    There are talks on revamping the sceme to affordable housing...so agree the projects under this scheme may take long as the matter would need approvals even from CM.

    Any update on this matter would be quite beneficial to all need buyers ..as builders are clearly hiding this info

    thanks
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  • Meaning of MMRDA rental housing scheme

    MMRDA started the rental housing scheme to promote the availablity of flats for the weaker section of the society.

    The Idea was if the rental housing was built by the builder at a portion of land and handed over to MMRDA , the builder will get extra FSI . so if the plot of land can have FSI of 1.3 as per govt rules , by constructing rental housing for MMRDA ... the builder would get FSI 4.

    But there has been lot of changes in the rules by the Govt. on rental housing scheme . Then there are various departments from whom approvals have to be taken even after the scheme has been approved by MMRDA. Hence all the projects under the rental housing schemes are stuck. The list of projects I know under this scheme is in the earlier post.

    HENCE BEWARE ... IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TIMELY POSSESSION OF YOUR FLATS .... DONT BOOK IN ANY PROJECT WHICH HAS MMRDA RENTAL HOUSING SCHEME AS THE BASIS OF APPROVAL.

    THERE IS NO CERTAINITY ON WHEN OR WHETHER YOU WILL GET YOUR FLAT
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  • Can you tell us what all projects above have got final approvals and what all are pending. If I am right Indiabulls phase ! is approved and Phase II rejected. Correct me if im wrong.

    Dont know status of balaji symphony, please let us know status.

    You are saying there are lot of changes in rules, but once approved, does it affect the already project?
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  • Good Morning Panvel

    Originally Posted by sharpinvestor
    Hi all ,

    With the India Bulls project in panvel also being stalled under the MMRDA rental housing as per yesterday's notification, it has becoming clear that all the project under this scheme are clearly seeing delays on account of Govt. changing its norms and there are multiple approvals required .

    Lets share the projects which are under this schemes so that all of us are aware of before investing in the project . I have few list below .. of the projects under the rental housing schemes.

    a)Dosti Vihar , Thane
    b) Ackruti Greenwoods , Thane
    c) India Bulls , Panvel
    d) Balaji Symphony , Panvel
    e) DB orchid Ozone , Mira Road
    f) Arihant Akansha , Panvel
    g)Auralis,Thane
    h)Mahavir Square, Manpada,Thane

    Please add so that we all are careful before investing in any MMRDA rental housing related projects....not only most of them are delayed for more than one and half years... still there is no visibility of completion


    Good morning Panvel looks like a candidate in this category. They were talking about some flats being reserved for low income groups. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.
    There is no need to panic, ultimately the govt will ensure the developer completes the project but the only issue is timely completion which is highly unlikely to happen (as pointed out by Sharpinvestor), due to the constant policy shifts the govt is indulging in.
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  • does orchid ozone falls in mmrda rental housing scheme? i doubt
    Also Tata Housing -Amantra Kalyan project comes under MMRDA Rental Housing Scheme and I feed it is a good bet
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  • Originally Posted by sharpinvestor
    Hi all ,

    With the India Bulls project in panvel also being stalled under the MMRDA rental housing as per yesterday's notification, it has becoming clear that all the project under this scheme are clearly seeing delays on account of Govt. changing its norms and there are multiple approvals required .

    Lets share the projects which are under this schemes so that all of us are aware of before investing in the project . I have few list below .. of the projects under the rental housing schemes.

    a)Dosti Vihar , Thane
    b) Ackruti Greenwoods , Thane
    c) India Bulls , Panvel
    d) Balaji Symphony , Panvel
    e) DB orchid Ozone , Mira Road
    f) Arihant Akansha , Panvel
    g)Auralis,Thane
    h)Mahavir Square, Manpada,Thane

    Please add so that we all are careful before investing in any MMRDA rental housing related projects....not only most of them are delayed for more than one and half years... still there is no visibility of completion


    Hi Sharpinvestor...where did the news come ? Can you pl share it here or provide a link or file here? Thanks !!
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  • Devandra ,

    Please look at the posing from Karan. You will know all the details of companies under the rental housing scheme

    The problem all builders are facing under this scheme is change of various rules and regulations along with the various approvals required .

    Also enclosed is the outcome of the state SEAC meeting for all to look at.

    Yes , ashish orchid ozone is under rental housing scheme . Ask them they will tell you.
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  • hi Sharinvestor , pls explain if possible ...

    Can you tell us what all projects above have got final approvals and what all are pending. If I am right Indiabulls phase ! is approved and Phase II rejected. Correct me if im wrong.

    Dont know status of balaji symphony, please let us know status.

    You are saying there are lot of changes in rules, but once approved, does it affect the already project?
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  • Hi Cute ,

    The whole scenario on projects under rental housing scheme is sketchy. Regarding India bulls phase 1 or 2. I am not sure. Please get in touch with them and ask for the SEAC clearance for Phase 1 if it is not included in the current scheme . Since banks have funded the phase 1 they might have got the clearance .

    But the biggest challenge is not getting possession on time. Everyone is struggling to get the clearances . Sure add 3 more years to the commitment dates ... .

    Yes , it do effect the already commenced project , since the juridiction is not clear , after getting additional FSI from MMRDA , the builders have to also get approvals from the local bodies too. This has added to the complexities of the entire rental housing scheme . Hence not even one single rental housing scheme project is complete and handed over to the Govt.

    Add : Marathone Nexzone, Panvel also to the rental housing scheme
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  • Yes their is delay for mmrda rental housing projects because project size is very big, around 1000 cr investment required from builders for each project. Most of delay form builder side. Their land issue, conflicts with Contractors, not following govt. norms, not following environmental issues etc. Look at dosti vihar (thane) project, they completed their rental portion of the project, that means their is clear procedure for rental housing project who got already approvals from govt. (see below). No other builder near to dosti because they have their own issues.



      28 Apr 2012
      Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
      Zeeshan Shaikh zeeshan.shaikh@hindustantimes.com

      Flats for rent as low as ` 800 in Thane under housing scheme


      MUMBAI: Nearly 1,500 flats measuring 160 sq ft each will soon be available for the low and middle-income group in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality for a monthly rent of between Rs800Rs 1,500.
      These flats are part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) rental housing scheme, which was launched amid much fanfare four years back.
      They have been been constructed by the Dosti Group.
      The present rent for a onebedroom-hall-kitchen flat in the area is between Rs 8,000-10,000.
      “We will be getting our first set of rental houses by June,” Metropolitan Commissioner Rahul Asthana said. “The modalities on how we will distribute these houses are still being worked out,” he added.
      There are plans to sell some of these flats as affordable houses to the local urban bodies or the police department, for housing their employees, it is learnt.
      When the scheme was launched in 2008, the state declared that it would build 5 lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders, who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation. MUMBAI: When the state launched its affordable rental housing scheme in 2008, it declared that 5 lakh houses would be constructed for the low and middle income groups by 2013.

      However, four years later, only 29,263 houses are under construction, of which only 2,500 houses are to expected be completed this year, as per the annual report submitted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the chief minister. The remaining 26,763 houses will be ready only in 2015, it is learnt.
      MMRDA in 2008 announced plans of building five lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation.
      Once the scheme was announced, MMRDA received nearly 215 proposals to build 9.08 lakh houses.
      However, 41 applicants, who had promised to build 2.56 lakh houses, backed out. Another 36 applicants, who had promised to build 2.49 lakh houses, were found ineligible. Of the valid and interested 138 applications, MMRDA granted locational clearance to 50 applications to build around 2.55 lakh houses. The remaining applications are still being processed.


      MUMBAI: Nearly 1,500 flats measuring 160 sq ft each will soon be available for the low and middle-income group in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality for a monthly rent of between Rs800Rs 1,500.
      These flats are part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) rental housing scheme, which was launched amid much fanfare four years back.
      They have been been constructed by the Dosti Group.
      The present rent for a onebedroom-hall-kitchen flat in the area is between Rs 8,000-10,000.
      “We will be getting our first set of rental houses by June,” Metropolitan Commissioner Rahul Asthana said. “The modalities on how we will distribute these houses are still being worked out,” he added.
      There are plans to sell some of these flats as affordable houses to the local urban bodies or the police department, for housing their employees, it is learnt.
      When the scheme was launched in 2008, the state declared that it would build 5 lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders, who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation. MUMBAI: When the state launched its affordable rental housing scheme in 2008, it declared that 5 lakh houses would be constructed for the low and middle income groups by 2013.

      However, four years later, only 29,263 houses are under construction, of which only 2,500 houses are to expected be completed this year, as per the annual report submitted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the chief minister. The remaining 26,763 houses will be ready only in 2015, it is learnt.
      MMRDA in 2008 announced plans of building five lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation.
      Once the scheme was announced, MMRDA received nearly 215 proposals to build 9.08 lakh houses.
      However, 41 applicants, who had promised to build 2.56 lakh houses, backed out. Another 36 applicants, who had promised to build 2.49 lakh houses, were found ineligible. Of the valid and interested 138 applications, MMRDA granted locational clearance to 50 applications to build around 2.55 lakh houses. The remaining applications are still being processed.


      MUMBAI: Nearly 1,500 flats measuring 160 sq ft each will soon be available for the low and middle-income group in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality for a monthly rent of between Rs800Rs 1,500.
      These flats are part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) rental housing scheme, which was launched amid much fanfare four years back.
      They have been been constructed by the Dosti Group.
      The present rent for a onebedroom-hall-kitchen flat in the area is between Rs 8,000-10,000.
      “We will be getting our first set of rental houses by June,” Metropolitan Commissioner Rahul Asthana said. “The modalities on how we will distribute these houses are still being worked out,” he added.
      There are plans to sell some of these flats as affordable houses to the local urban bodies or the police department, for housing their employees, it is learnt.
      When the scheme was launched in 2008, the state declared that it would build 5 lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders, who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation. MUMBAI: When the state launched its affordable rental housing scheme in 2008, it declared that 5 lakh houses would be constructed for the low and middle income groups by 2013.

      However, four years later, only 29,263 houses are under construction, of which only 2,500 houses are to expected be completed this year, as per the annual report submitted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the chief minister. The remaining 26,763 houses will be ready only in 2015, it is learnt.
      MMRDA in 2008 announced plans of building five lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation.
      Once the scheme was announced, MMRDA received nearly 215 proposals to build 9.08 lakh houses.
      However, 41 applicants, who had promised to build 2.56 lakh houses, backed out. Another 36 applicants, who had promised to build 2.49 lakh houses, were found ineligible. Of the valid and interested 138 applications, MMRDA granted locational clearance to 50 applications to build around 2.55 lakh houses. The remaining applications are still being processed.


      MUMBAI: Nearly 1,500 flats measuring 160 sq ft each will soon be available for the low and middle-income group in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality for a monthly rent of between Rs800Rs 1,500.
      These flats are part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) rental housing scheme, which was launched amid much fanfare four years back.
      They have been been constructed by the Dosti Group.
      The present rent for a onebedroom-hall-kitchen flat in the area is between Rs 8,000-10,000.
      “We will be getting our first set of rental houses by June,” Metropolitan Commissioner Rahul Asthana said. “The modalities on how we will distribute these houses are still being worked out,” he added.
      There are plans to sell some of these flats as affordable houses to the local urban bodies or the police department, for housing their employees, it is learnt.
      When the scheme was launched in 2008, the state declared that it would build 5 lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders, who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation. MUMBAI: When the state launched its affordable rental housing scheme in 2008, it declared that 5 lakh houses would be constructed for the low and middle income groups by 2013.

      However, four years later, only 29,263 houses are under construction, of which only 2,500 houses are to expected be completed this year, as per the annual report submitted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the chief minister. The remaining 26,763 houses will be ready only in 2015, it is learnt.
      MMRDA in 2008 announced plans of building five lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation.
      Once the scheme was announced, MMRDA received nearly 215 proposals to build 9.08 lakh houses.
      However, 41 applicants, who had promised to build 2.56 lakh houses, backed out. Another 36 applicants, who had promised to build 2.49 lakh houses, were found ineligible. Of the valid and interested 138 applications, MMRDA granted locational clearance to 50 applications to build around 2.55 lakh houses. The remaining applications are still being processed.


      MUMBAI: Nearly 1,500 flats measuring 160 sq ft each will soon be available for the low and middle-income group in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality for a monthly rent of between Rs800Rs 1,500.
      These flats are part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) rental housing scheme, which was launched amid much fanfare four years back.
      They have been been constructed by the Dosti Group.
      The present rent for a onebedroom-hall-kitchen flat in the area is between Rs 8,000-10,000.
      “We will be getting our first set of rental houses by June,” Metropolitan Commissioner Rahul Asthana said. “The modalities on how we will distribute these houses are still being worked out,” he added.
      There are plans to sell some of these flats as affordable houses to the local urban bodies or the police department, for housing their employees, it is learnt.
      When the scheme was launched in 2008, the state declared that it would build 5 lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders, who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation. MUMBAI: When the state launched its affordable rental housing scheme in 2008, it declared that 5 lakh houses would be constructed for the low and middle income groups by 2013.

      However, four years later, only 29,263 houses are under construction, of which only 2,500 houses are to expected be completed this year, as per the annual report submitted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the chief minister. The remaining 26,763 houses will be ready only in 2015, it is learnt.
      MMRDA in 2008 announced plans of building five lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation.
      Once the scheme was announced, MMRDA received nearly 215 proposals to build 9.08 lakh houses.
      However, 41 applicants, who had promised to build 2.56 lakh houses, backed out. Another 36 applicants, who had promised to build 2.49 lakh houses, were found ineligible. Of the valid and interested 138 applications, MMRDA granted locational clearance to 50 applications to build around 2.55 lakh houses. The remaining applications are still being processed.


      MUMBAI: Nearly 1,500 flats measuring 160 sq ft each will soon be available for the low and middle-income group in Thane’s Panchpakhadi locality for a monthly rent of between Rs800Rs 1,500.
      These flats are part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) rental housing scheme, which was launched amid much fanfare four years back.
      They have been been constructed by the Dosti Group.
      The present rent for a onebedroom-hall-kitchen flat in the area is between Rs 8,000-10,000.
      “We will be getting our first set of rental houses by June,” Metropolitan Commissioner Rahul Asthana said. “The modalities on how we will distribute these houses are still being worked out,” he added.
      There are plans to sell some of these flats as affordable houses to the local urban bodies or the police department, for housing their employees, it is learnt.
      When the scheme was launched in 2008, the state declared that it would build 5 lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders, who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation. MUMBAI: When the state launched its affordable rental housing scheme in 2008, it declared that 5 lakh houses would be constructed for the low and middle income groups by 2013.

      However, four years later, only 29,263 houses are under construction, of which only 2,500 houses are to expected be completed this year, as per the annual report submitted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the chief minister. The remaining 26,763 houses will be ready only in 2015, it is learnt.
      MMRDA in 2008 announced plans of building five lakh rental houses in five years with the help of private builders who would be given extra FSI for commercial exploitation.
      Once the scheme was announced, MMRDA received nearly 215 proposals to build 9.08 lakh houses.
      However, 41 applicants, who had promised to build 2.56 lakh houses, backed out. Another 36 applicants, who had promised to build 2.49 lakh houses, were found ineligible. Of the valid and interested 138 applications, MMRDA granted locational clearance to 50 applications to build around 2.55 lakh houses. The remaining applications are still being processed.
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  • Rental housing projects stuck since Sept

    The State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) has either rejected or put on hold all rental housing proposals placed before it for the mandatory green nod, citing the massive density arising out of the very nature of such mass housing projects.

    The panel has, in fact, not approved a single rental housing proposal since its first meeting in September 2011. According to town planning norms, the ideal density is 400 tenements per hectare. This means that a maximum of 400 families can live over an area of one hectare without bearing down on the infrastructure such as open spaces, roads or amenities such as transport, water supply and sewerage. Most projects before the SEAC exceed the ideal tenement density by as much as five to 15 times.
    In its last meeting, the panel denied environment clearance to two projects near Panvel — the 16-acre Arihant Akanksha and 28-acre Indiabulls Greens — for having a density of up to 2,000 houses per hectare. Also pending before the panel are similar high-density projects by Darvesh Properties in Mahajanwadi (Thane), Pranshu Developers in Nilje village (Kalyan), Dhariwal builders at Kolke village (Panvel), a project each by Square Feet Builders and Dosti Friends Development Corporation at Manpada (Thane), among several others.
    The rental housing policy of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) allows a total FSI (ratio of built-up area to plot area) of four. Of this, builders have to hand over construction equal to an FSI of one to the MMRDA and instead they get to utilise the remaining FSI of three for their sale component. However, many of these projects have tweaked norms to consume a total FSI of as high as six to eight.
    A SEAC member, who didn’t wish to be named, said the ambitious rental housing scheme will end up denting the infrastructure and environment. “The size of the houses is inversely proportionate to the density, as smaller the apartments in a building the more families it can accommodate. The rental housing buildings with houses as tiny as 160 sq ft and the builder’s sale component with its high FSI are together bound to put a great strain on services,” said the member. He added that while the earlier SEAC cleared 12 rental housing proposals before September 2011, the present panel hasn’t approved any.
    “We have no option but to ask the MMRDA to reduce the density to less than 1,000 houses per hectare by increasing the size of the rental units. This may decrease the number of units available for mass housing, but this is the only environmentally sustainable option before us,” he said. MMRDA sources said a policy on increasing the size of the rental units is awaiting the Chief Minister’s approval.
    Of two proposals that have been rejected, the Arihant project is in Palaspe village near Panvel and will have 6,500 apartments in over 24 highrises. The recreation ground, partly on a podium, would be merely about eight per cent of the plot area. In case of the Indiabulls projects, there would be 30 towers with almost 10,000 apartments in Kon and Arivali village near Panvel.
    As in the case of most rental housing projects proposed in the peripheral areas of the MMR, the panel has noted that: “Such high density will cause serious health hazards due to lack of adequate open spaces, lighting and ventilation and living conditions. Even in slum development schemes, the tenement density seldom exceeds around 1,200 tenements per hectare. In rural areas and areas not yet developed, it will have to be substantially less.” The SEAC has also raised serious concerns about the burden on the feeble rural infrastructure where municipal services as well as amenities like hospitals, schools, market, fire station and police station are not developed yet.


    Rental housing projects stuck since Sept - Express India
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  • SEAC's contention is not entirely wrong...for eg, if you go and look at Dosti Vihar in Thane, the buildings have been constructed too close to each other and the Phase 2 buildings are facing each other directly...wonder from where sunlight is going to come in any such flats!! There is hardly any open space left...

    The question is that why did SEAC wake up so late after all poor people like us invested our hard earned money...
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  • Added some more projects also in the list of schemes under MMRDA rental scheme

    a)Dosti Vihar , Thane
    b) Ackruti Greenwoods , Thane
    c) India Bulls , Panvel
    d) Balaji Symphony , Panvel
    e) DB orchid Ozone , Mira Road
    f) Arihant Akansha , Panvel
    g)Auralis,Thane
    h)Mahavir Square, Manpada,Thane
    i) Tata Amantra , Kalyan
    j) Marathon Nexzone , Panvel
    k) Man Opus , Mira Road

    no builder has been able to complete its project under this scheme even after 3 yrs for eg....constructing flats in MMRDA rental scheme like Ackruti and Dosti in thane have been delayed ... ... as builders are struggling to get clearances from other agencies like fire,water etc ... to build these flats ...

    Its important to note that all projects under rental housing scheme is affordable to all of us since they were priced lower due to higher FSI given to the builders .

    Yesterday too all the builders met Chief minister and the following are their statements.

    Acknowledging the developer community's role in the economic growth of Mumbai Metropolitan Region in particular and the state in general, the chief minister emphasized that his government accords top priority to affordable housing," Gundecha told mediapersons here.
    The MCHI-CREDAI had claimed last week that an ambitious plan to construct 500,000 affordable homes in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts was gathering dust due to 'inaction, policy paralysis' on the part of Maharashtra government.
    The plan, jointly mooted by MCHI-CREDAI, was submitted to the state government 3 years ago to bridge the gap between housing demand-supply and rein in realty prices, he said.
    "Even as housing cost is skyrocketing in Mumbai, the plan to construct 500,000 affordable flats as part of the realty industry and state government's initiative, 'Homes For All' gathered dust for two years," Gundecha lamented.


    There are atleast 29 approvals to be taken before you get the possession of your flat. Cant we have single window clearances ???

    Hope this issue get resolved soon.
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  • Originally Posted by sharpinvestor
    Devandra ,

    Please look at the posing from Karan. You will know all the details of companies under the rental housing scheme

    The problem all builders are facing under this scheme is change of various rules and regulations along with the various approvals required .

    Also enclosed is the outcome of the state SEAC meeting for all to look at.

    Yes , ashish orchid ozone is under rental housing scheme . Ask them they will tell you.


    Here is the DECISION mentioned in the MOM-53 published in the 2nd week of APRIL. I'm interested to know the content in the MMRDA letter based on which Indiabulls said that, they can NOT recast the plan. Any idea ??

    Decision:
    The case was discussed on the basis of the presentation made by the proponent. MMRDA representative was present during the meeting. The SEAC reiterated its opinion to PP that the tenement density shall be restricted to 1000/ha for rental housing and PP shall recast the project meeting the tenement density limit with appropriate reduction in the Rental Housing Scheme Building and Sale building as Phase-I. However PP stated that they were not in a position to recast the proposal considering the MMRDA letter. This has constrained SEAC to recommend rejection of the proposal.
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  • Originally Posted by CuteStud007
    hi Sharinvestor , pls explain if possible ...

    Can you tell us what all projects above have got final approvals and what all are pending. can i get the name of architect and number so can update status of that project ?hi Sharinvestor , pls explain if possible ...

    Can you tell us what all projects above have got final approvals and what all are pending. can i get the name of architect and number so can update status of that project ?
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