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Mumbai the capital city of Maharashtra is soon going to have six lakh new homes as MHADA [Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority] gave nod for construction of six more housing projects. Sometime earlier, MHADA became planning authority of more than 56 colonies that comprise of 114 layouts. Also, these housing projects will be constructed under PMAY – U [Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban].

Under this scheme, the authority received more than 60 proposals and the Occupancy Certificate [OC] has been given to Trimurti Cooperative Society in Kurla and five others. These projects also received other permissions, including the issuance of Intimation of Disapproval [IOD] and No Objection Certificates [NOC]. According to the authority, these 114 layouts will be home to more than 2.10 lakh residents and the city will have six lakh new residential units if the redevelopment of these layouts takes place.

After elevating MHADA authority’s right to work as the Planning Authority, many development plans that were stuck for the approval got clearance as a result of which many pending housing projects will now come into existence. Also, MHADA is receiving overwhelming response especially after being appointed as the planning authority. All this is likely to fasten development of the Mumbai city and the State will achieve the target of Housing for All by the deadline 2022.

According to sources, MHADA is likely to have an online portal for filing approvals of development projects.