Nagpur: The housing projects in Nagpur being floated under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to make it affordable for the beneficiaries will soon get some relief from Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). NMC is planning to get extra floor space index (FSI) for making flats to be constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana affordable for the beneficiaries.
After approval, the civic body or Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) can take benefit of extra FSI under any government or its own scheme.
Officiating mayor Deepraj Pardikar has organized a general body meeting on November 20. Altogether 13 proposals — 5 pending and 8 new — along with 10 general body questions will come up for discussion at the meeting.
One of the proposals is related to extra FSI. As per the existing norms, the NMC or any individual/establishment excluding Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) gets 1-1.25 FSI for construction of residential housing schemes. The NIT had got approved FSI of 2.5 for its housing schemes from the state government many years ago.
Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the NMC had proposed to construct 50,000 flats across the city for middle class, lower middle class, economic weaker section (EWS) and lower income group (LIG). Hence, the civic body has proposed to get 2.5 FSI, which will be applicable if the land is owned by the NMC or is a private one.
For this, a new schedule will be inserted in the city’s development control regulation (DCR). After general body’s approval, the proposal will be put up before the government for final consent.
The NMC and NIT had planned to construct affordable houses under PMAY in February 2016. The NMC is yet to identify land and go for construction. The NIT has identified land for 5,000 flats. Construction of 264 flats at Wathoda has commenced.
Another proposal is to repair the existing 19 fire hydrants on drinking water pipeline and install 97 new ones. The proposal to hand over 25.57 hectares to Gorewada International Zoo has been tabled again for discussion.
The general body will also take decision on acquiring Old Shyam Hotel building and plot for development of Babasaheb Ambedkar National Protected Monument. Ambedkar had stayed in one of the rooms at the hotel when he arrived in the city for giving deeksha to hundreds of people at Deekshabhoomi.