The state housing department (HD) has proposed that the redevelopment of MHADA buildings be carried out under the cluster redevelopment scheme.
Cluster redevelopment is allowed under Development Control Regulation 33(9) and allows a maximum FSI of 4. These areas have huge open spaces. Currently, redevelopment under DCR 33(5) allows single buildings in MHADA layouts to be redeveloped but this does not allow optimal planning and utilization of space. MHADA has 52 layouts here spread over several acres.
The HD has asked the urban development department (UDD) to bring DCR 33(5) on par with DCR 33(9) to enable cluster redevelopment of MHADA layouts, offering bigger homes and better amenities. UDD officials said the proposal was being examined. A larger area under cluster redevelopment allows residents bigger apartments.