After finding hard to get the bidder for Rs30,000 crore worth Dharavi redevelopment project, Maharashstra government decided to divide the Asia's largest slums in 12 parts and redevelop under the slum rehabilitation scheme (SRA).
Prakash Mehta, housing minister said that they tried several times to get the bidders through global bidding however no one is interested to undertake this mammoth redevelopment project. "We decided to divide Dharavi in 12 parts and each part can be redeveloped under the SRA scheme. Under this scheme, developer can avail the FSI of 4. Currently, we can see only this option to redevelop the Dharavi project," Mehta said.
As per state housing department data, nearly 55,000 families from Dharavi are eligible for rehabilitation under the revamp plan, about 7,000 live in chawls and buildings. "Most of the slum dwellers are eligible. However, we are facing issue and have to figure out who should be considered eligible when it comes to the two and three stories slum. This is major issue therefore we had decided let the developer deal with this issue at his level and come out with solutions plan," said an official who is working on this project.