Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Reinventing Dharavi

Sector 1
Sector 2
Sector 3
Sector 4
Sector 5
Total no. of slum structure
செக்டர 7988 nos
செக்டர் 13500 nos
14501 nos
9544 nos
5286 nos
Total land area
5,68,331 Sq.m
3,91,188 Sq.m
4,86,726 Sq.m
3,47,111 Sq.m
3,72,837 Sq.m
Rehab area
2,99,550 Sq.m
5,06,250 Sq.m
5,43,787 Sq.m
3,57,900 Sq.m
1,98,225 Sq.m
Sale area
3,98,402 Sq.m
6,73,313 Sq.m
7,23,237 Sq.m
4,76,007 Sq.m
2,63,639 Sq.m
Total Cost of Construction
Rs 932 Crores
Rs 1410 Crores
RS 1670 Crores
Rs1043 Crores
Rs 799 Crores

No. of slums 50,000
Population 3 lakh
N0. of housing unit for rehab 51,000
Commercial space for sale 2 crore

1936: Skim clearance
1976: Slum Improvement Programme
1980: Slum Up gradation Programme
1985; PM's Grant Project
1994: People's Participation Programme
1996: Slum Rehab Scheme

Proposed development 3.5 Crores Square feet

Project Cost Rs 5,855 Crores

Duration of project 7 years
(DCR), the Maharashtra government
now plans to amend the rules exlusively
for this project.

Successive regimes have sought to
give a facelift to the 535-acre slum
ghetto, which is a hub for leather and
plastic units, bakeries and jewellers.

In 1985, then prime minister Rajiv
Gandhi had announced a Rs 100-crore
grant for Mumbai, of which Rs 37
crore was used to build Dharavi's
roads, sewage and water lines.

However,large-scale changes continues to
elude the area.Last Saturday, officials of the Slum
Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) finalised
a draft DCR for Dharavi following
a six-hour marathon meeting.

The plan has now been sent to the government,
and officials hope it will be
approved in a few days. The amended
DCR will apply to redevelopment of
slums not less than 100 acres in size.

The Dharavi project has been touted
as the world's largest slum rehabilitation
The redevelopment
envisages a whopping 3.5 crore sq ft of
construction—1.5 crore sq ft to rehouse
the slumdwellers and 2 crore sq
ft of development that the builders
can sell in the open market.
As many
as 51,000 slums holding a population
of 3 lakh people have been identified
for rehabilitation.

I S Chahal, officer on special duty
in charge of the Dharavi redevelopment
project, claimed the existence of
a couple of thousand tenements and
tenanted properties belonging to the
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
(BMC) in Dharavi posed the first
major challenge.

According to the existing DCR, municipal
or housing board properties
are to be redeveloped by BMC or Mhada
themselves and cannot be given to
a third party for redevelopment.

TheDharavi plan envisages participation
of private developers with the SRA
being the implementing authority.
There are more than 2,500 houses
where civic employees are staying
currently in Dharavi.

The BMC hasbeen insisting that if these buildings
are to be demolished, it should get the
same number of tenements in the
new buildings to be constructed under
the project.In addition, there are
also more than 2,000 municipal tenanted
chawls where people have been
residing over six decades.

There are also BMC buildings like the local
ward office and fire brigade station
here, which will have to be reconstructed.
"We had to approach the
government for clarifications how to
get around this problem. Only a
change in the DCR will permit us to
go ahead with the project," said Chahal.
It is learnt that the chief minister
has agreed to allow the use of the
BMC's 12-acre sewage pumping station
land in Dharavi to construct temporary
transit accommodation only
for Dharavi slumdwellers. Once the
project is completed, the land will be
handed back to the BMC.

I am thankful to My sister priya darshini for collection of papers and her guidance and encouragement….

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