Maharashtra government to form panel to look into ownership rights of pagdi system tenants.

Legislators demanded giving ownership rights to the tenants so that such structures can be redeveloped.

Updated: Aug 12, 2017 01:08 IST

HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

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One Of Mumbai’s Oldest Art Galleries Fights Landlord In Court Over Market Rents

Nov 12, 2017, 11:30 IST | Benita Fernando and Kusumita Das

Walking along Rampart Row in Kala Ghoda, it’s hard to tell that one of the windows of the five-storeyed Ador House used to be the cherished vista of the famed painter KH Ara. One of the founding members of the Bombay Progressives, Ara had his studio on the first floor. That modest studio exists today as the office space for Artists’ Centre, a gallery that has served as an exhibition venue and casual meeting ground for some of India’s biggest artists. Established in 1950 as Artists’ Aid Fund Centre, it is one of the oldest surviving galleries in the city and, in fact, contributed to the precinct’s reputation as the “Art District of Mumbai”.

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Homeowners, you own more than four walls

DHARMENDRA JORE dharmendra. jore@ mid- day. com

Conveyance, that gives claim over the land parcel on which the house is built, will now also be given without the OC requirement.

IN a step that could bring immense relief to consumers, some 5 , 2 2 2 housing societies in Mumbai that currently don’t have their occupation certificates, will be able to stake their claim of ownership on the land parcels on which these houses are built.

Cooperation minister Subhas Deshmukh on Thursday assured a B – P delegation that his department would h e• c e fo r t h relax the condition that deemed conveyance could only be applied for with an occupation certificate. In Maharashtra, thousands of societies have not been given the conveyance – deemed c o• v e y a• c e when applying in the absence of developer – because either the developer intends to reuse the land for further construction without seeking owners’ permission, or because the builder is long gone without doing the needful documentation. Deshmukh confirmed the same to midday.

The decision was taken after a B – P group of leaders presented the demand in a meeting on Wednesday night to the CM, who then instructed Deshmukh to waive the requirement.

Occupation certificates are tricky because in several cases, the owners move into buildings without an OC, making them vulnerable.

Non- availability of conveyance has been delaying redevelopment of old and dilapidated buildings in the city. “ The troublesome condition will not be there henceforth. We had promised in the BMC polls that we would ensure justice for the residents who face conveyance issues because of non- availability of occupation certificate,” Shelar told mid- day.


Mumbai: BMC allocates 2 days to discuss Development Plan of the city

By A Correspondent | Mumbai | Posted 4 hours


Two days is all that the BMC has allocated to decide the fate of the city. It has organised a special session to discuss the revised Development Plan (DP) (2014-34) in the next two days. The state government has given the BMC a deadline of July 18 to submit the DP.

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Why do some Mumbaikars continue to live in dilapidated buildings?

Buildings which are declared dangerous are not fit for possession. Yet people continue to stay in these crumbling houses.

Jun 28, 2017 11:50 AM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18


Ashwini Priolker

The Maximum City houses some of the finest buildings. Along with these fine buildings, there are many old and dilapidated buildings, too. Every year government bodies like BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) or Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) declare names of the most dangerous buildings with the onset of monsoons. This year BMC has declared 613 buildings as very dangerous.

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Earlier, MHADA would allot just one flat irrespective of no. of units; builders to get higher FSI.

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has worked out a proposal which will benefit both tenants and builders alike: incentivising the redevelopment of cessed buildings in the island city.

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