Mumbai - Will BDD chawl residents get a new abode?
The State government roped in builders by releasing the tenders for the redevelopment of BDD Chawl, but everyone has backed out. None of the builders seem to be interested in redeveloping BDD Chawl in Naigaon and Delisle road.
A meeting was called before floating the tender, and two of the builders were present in the meeting. There was a hope that one of them will agree to the terms, but to government's dismay, BDD project didn't entertain them.
The 195 BDD chawls located at Worli, Naigaon and N M Joshi (Parel) cover an area of 86.98 acre, with the Worli BDD chawls occupying the maximum area of 59.69 acre.
According to sources in the State Housing department, the tenants of the 195 BDD chawls will get a tenement of carpet area of 46.45 Sq Mtrs (500 Sqft) with a total permissible Floor Space Index (FSI) of 4 on the gross plot area.
There seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel for the BDD chawl redevelopment.