Mhada to get 4 lakh sq ft built-up area in Goregaon chawl deal | Mumbai News

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MUMBAI: The state cabinet decided on Wednesday that the Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (Mhada) will now be the developer of Siddharth Nagar (Patra Chawl) at Goregaon West, where work has been stuck for close to a decade.

The state cabinet also decided, as a one-time special case, that it will allow Mhada to sell the flats at market rates. This is to enable Mhada to recover the cost it will incur in carrying out the redevelopment for the existing tenants. Mhada will have to raise the funds for the redevelopment by making provision for it in its budget.

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Decent, affordable housing continues to be Mumbai’s most pressing problem. Mhada has scarcely been effective. It has taken a long time for the state government to take a decision on the Patra Chawl issue, and residents will have to wait another two years for their homes in the redeveloped buildings — an entire generation spent waiting. The state government…

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