the cost of the Dharavi redevelopment project (drp) has crossed the Rs 13,000 crore mark from Rs 9,200 crore estimated earlier. The escalation means changes in the bidding process and bids that

A well-equipped multi-story residential complex would be built under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission for the slum dwellers to be removed from Govindpura industrial area. The building would be constructed by Bhopal Municipal Corporation. This decision was taken at a meeting convened for redressing problems prevailing in Govindpura industrial area. The meeting was chaired by Industry Minister Malaiya. Commercial Taxes Minister Babulal Gaur and Mayor Sunil Sood were also present.

The much-publicised housing project for the poor under the Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) projects is coming up in Thane city. The twin projects involve the construction of several ground plus seven to eight storey buildings to house around 850 families in the city as well as from Kausa for the urban poor citizens of Thane. The said project is coming up at an open plot of land belonging to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) at Tulsidham and will provide homes to around 500 poor citizens.

Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday launched a new housing scheme for the urban poor named after the founder of Bahujan Samaj Party and her mentor, Kanshi Ram. The launch coincides with the formation of the first BSP-led Government in Uttar Pradesh on June 3, 1995. The scheme replaces the Kanshi Ram Urban Integrated Development Scheme, which was launched by the Chief Minister on June 3, 2007. Ms. Mayawati said the decision to recast the old scheme was taken following its tardy progress on account of political interference and non-cooperation of some local bodies.

The Maharashtra government has extended the transfer of development rights instrument

In a pre-monsoon survey done by the Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (MHADA), the number of old and dilapidated buildings in the city for the current year is 78. Addressing the press, Chairman of MHADA Sachin Ahir announced the number of dilapidated buildings in the city.

A discourse analysis of court documents in slum-related cases from the past 25 years leads to the conclusion that the basic statement that "slums are illegal' is a very recent juridical discourse and the rise of court orders to demolish slums is due to reinterpretation of nuisance law. The "new nuisance discourse' that arose in the early 2000s re-problematised slums as nuisances and became the primary mechanism by which slum demolitions take place at present.

The Mayor of Delhi, Arti Mehra, has asked Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy to effect certain "vital' amendments to the Master Plan for Delhi-2021 on the basis of feedback from the various zones of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Ms. Mehra said on Thursday that though registration and payment of conversion charges for the shops under mixed-use regulations was to be done by June 30, most traders were unable to register themselves and pay the charges as they could not acquaint themselves with the provisions of the Master Plan.

CONSTRUCTION of 10 lakh houses for the poor and lower middle class and a load-shedding free Maharashtra will be on the agenda of the state government for the next two years, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh announced in Mumbai on Wednesday. He said that whatever land the State government has freed after the scrapping of the Urban Land Ceiling and Regulation Act (ULCRA), would be used up for providing affordable houses for the lower and middle classes in the State.

on march 19, Maharashtra increased the floor space index (fsi) ratio in Mumbai's suburbs. State finance minister Jayant Patil said the new fsi will be 1.33. Earlier the figure was one. The

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