Dharavi redevelopment plan: Existing industrial units under to get more space, says Devendra Fadnavis

As part of the regional redevelopment plan, existing industrial units in Dharavi in ​​Mumbai will gain additional space in addition to a common facility center and reduce taxes for five years, Maharashtra Deputy Premier Devendra Fadnavis said. on December 30.

Located in the heart of the country’s financial capital and among the largest slum clusters in the world, Dharavi is the center of a number of small-scale, unorganized industries, manufacturing drugs, leather, shoes, clothes, etc.

Responding to a petition calling for attention in Congress, Interior Minister Fadnavis said 59,165 families will be reinstated, of which 46,191 are residential and 12,974 non-residential.

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He added that the government will proceed with renting to families who do not qualify for rehabilitation.

Fadnavis, Deputy Premier of Maharashtra said that while implementing the Dharavi Redevelopment Plan, the economic contribution of the region to Mumbai and Maharashtra must be kept in mind.

“This is why we have created an industrial and business park. And the benefit of the industrial and business park is that it will have a common facility center. They will have more space than what they have. yes with improved conditions,” he said.

On the matter of goods and services tax (GST), he said the tax will be exempted for five years, adding that the state government will consider whether renovated buildings can be free of maintenance. .

Regarding religious sites, deputy CM said legal structures will be protected.

Early November emerged as the highest bidder for the 259 hectare Dharavi Redevelopment Project. The group has put in a $The bid of 5,069 crore for the redevelopment of one of the largest slums in the world, outstripping the bid of the DLF, quoted $2,025 crore, said project executive director SVR Srinivas.

Bid is for whole $“The project is worth 20,000 cores and the total project time is seven years to rehabilitate 6,50,000 residents of the slum that is now spread over an area of ​​2.5 square kilometers,” he said.

With PTI input.

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