WHAT IS A DEVELOPMENT PLAN?
A Development Plan is a plan for the development or redevelopment of an area within the jurisdiction of a planning authority. The DP is the most important document affecting the provision of basic services in the region under consideration. It is a map that defines which land parcels in the city would be reserved for public use. It is a document that sets the path for making Mumbai a livable city.
WHY IS THERE A REVISION?
The Maharashtra Region and Town Planning Act specifies that every municipal corporation must prepare a development plan to be implemented over 20 years. The last development plan for Mumbai was prepared in 1981 and was adopted only thirteen years later, in 1994. Thus a new plan, which is valid for 20 years has been prepared since 2014 and will be in force till 2034.
WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE PROCESS?
The public authority responsible for the DP is the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). For the revision of the DP, the MCGM has selected an external consultant through a tendering process who have developed the current draft plan. The people of Mumbai have a say in the process of preparation of the DP as it is going to affect them for a period of 20 years or more which is the equivalent of an entire generation making citizens response to this document even more important than voting.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN?
The Draft Development Plan for Mumbai 2014-2034, along with Draft Development Control Regulations, have been published in the Gazette and the News Papers. Suggestions/Objections/Comments are requested from all at the earliest. Kindly note that the period for suggestion/objections is only 60 days. The draft Development Plan 2014-34 can be downloaded from the MCGM website here.
Draft Development Plan 2014-34