MCGM to meet Maha officials to discuss format of fresh DP
Mumbai- Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will hold a meeting with senior Maharashtra government officials this week to discuss on the format of the fresh draft of the Development Plan (DP) 2034, a senior civic body official said.
The Devendra Fadnavis government had scrapped the Development Plan in April this year after activists, political parties, heritage lovers and eminent personalities opposed the plan citing perils that it could have shrunk city’s open spaces, resulting in congestion.
The civic body was then asked to rework on the DP, rectifying the loopholes and come up with a fresh draft within four months.
MCGM Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said they had held a discussion on the issue yesterday and the next meeting with government officials is likely to take place this week.
“We had a detailed discussion yesterday over this issue. We are going to have few meetings most probably either on Monday or Tuesday with officials to know in what format they want the corrected draft DP,” Mehta told PTI today.
“In the meeting, we discussed details of corrective measures taken by us and we are soon going to decide as to when we will submit the report to the government and in what format,” he said.
Mehta also lauded efforts put by corporation officials for working swiftly on the new plan.
When asked if he would seek more time from the government to submit the report, Mehta said, “There is still time (referring to four-month deadline). A lot of work is yet to be done. We also have to decide if we need extra time.”