BMC approves proposal to build underground parking lots to end congestion in Mumbai

According to the proposal, now plots reserved for open spaces in Development Plan (DP) 2034 can be developed as underground parking lots (two basements) by private developers

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In an attempt to free up congested roads across the city and create more parking space, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved a policy under which underground parking lots can be constructed on proposed or existing open spaces across the city.

Earlier, the civic body had made a provision in Development Control and Promotion Regulation (DCPR) 2034, for allowing underground parking below recreation grounds and playgrounds. However, BMC did not have any comprehensive policy on how to go ahead with the plan.

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Meanwhile, the new policy will allow utilisation of plots reserved for open spaces in the city. As per the proposal, the plots reserved for open spaces in Development Plan (DP) 2034 can be used to develop underground parking lots (two basements) by private developers.

In exchange for constructing parking areas, the developers will be rewarded with Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) across the city. However, the new policy is not applicable to iconic open spaces such as Cross Maidan, Oval Maidan, and Azad Maidan.

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The policy was passed on Tuesday, August 13, in the Improvement Committee meeting. Meanwhile, the proposal also suggests BMC to try to avoid creating underground parking lots below already developed gardens and plots with an area of about 1,000 sq. metre.

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