First Ever Navi Mumbai Development Plan Unveiled After 33 Years

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has unveiled a complete development plan. It will transform the city over the next two decades.

First Ever Navi Mumbai Development Plan Unveiled After 33 Years

For the first time in its 33-year history, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has unveiled a new development plan. This plan is set to guide the city's growth and progress over the next 20 years.

The development plan has been in the works for several years and has been delayed many times. It will address current issues and prepare for future expansion. It focuses on improving living standards, modernising infrastructure, increasing affordable housing, and enhancing transportation.

The plan has faced numerous delays due to various challenges. Despite these hurdles, the draft development plan was announced in 2016.

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and other administrative and technical issues impacted the process. The "Draft DP" was published in 2022 under Section 26(1) of the MRTP Act, 1966. It invited the public and stakeholders to submit suggestions and objections.

Hundreds of suggestions and concerns were submitted by individuals and organizations from the city. They were thoroughly reviewed by a planning committee. The committee later submitted a comprehensive report on February 16, 2024. The development plan has now been sent to the Maharashtra government for final approval.

The plan proposes several key strategies. It includes a focus on walkability, the creation of new public spaces, pet cremation facilities, increased FSI for sports complexes, and the expansion of transportation modes. Special attention has been given to planning for uneven and hilly terrain, particularly in the villages that have been overlooked in the past.

The plan also focuses on sustainable, socially, and environmentally responsible projects. It promotes green energy, reduces carbon footprints, and reserves spaces for parks, playgrounds, and community use.

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