Friday, August 21, 2009

Redevelopment of old buildings in city

The long wait is finally over. As promised by Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik last week, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan sanctioned some key, long-pending issues that were bothering residents of Navi Mumbai for long.
The main issue remains the sanctioning of additional FSI of 2.5 for residents of JN1 and JN2 buildings in Vashi and permission to rebuild these dilapidated structures, some of which need urgent repairs.
Residents of JN1 and JN2 are rejoicing over the announcement made by state government. Ex-corporator Kishore Patkar said, "It was a long-pending proposal and residents of these buildings were waiting for last 15 years for a decision in this matter. We are indebted to Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik who kept his word and followed up on the matter regularly."
Naik held a meeting with the Chief Minister on Friday to discuss the issues at length and got the pending proposals sanctioned. Till last week, residents were upset with the delay in sanctioning these proposals but yesterday's announcement has brought cheer among thousands of residents who believe these sanctions will surely boost the development of the satellite city as a number of developers will now show interest in redeveloping the old houses constructed by City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). Since then, congratulatory messages have been pouring in at Naik's residence and office.
Naik, during a previous press conference, had announced that he was pursuing the pending issues with the CM since 2007 and promised that an announcement in this regard was due before the code of conduct is applied for the upcoming assembly elections.

Ganesh Pedamkar, a resident of JN2 type apartment said, "We are happy that the Guardian Minister took the initiative and fought the cause. Although late, the decision will definitely benefit a large number of residents who will get bigger and better homes to reside in if and when the buildings are reconstructed. Our homes are old and we had to spend a large amount of money on repairs but the housing societies will now be more eager to approach developers and make optimum use of the additional FSI."

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