The state government would intervene in stalled and abandoned redevelopment projects in Mumbai and supervise their completion with the help of financially sound government organizations, according to an announcement made by the chief minister on Monday. Shinde called the cluster redevelopment programme the “possibly largest redevelopment plan to be implemented in Asia” after kicking off the first phase in Thane.
In Mumbai, there are many unfinished projects that have lain dormant for years, including those that developers abandoned because they had no interest in finishing them. According to Shinde, the administration has chosen to manage such projects with the assistance of well-funded organizations like the BMC, MMRDA, Mhada, MSRDC, and Cidco, among others.
He continued by saying that this programme would be very helpful to locals, giving them access to their homes and allowing those who had been compelled to live in remote suburbs due to Mumbai’s lack of housing options to return.
Shinde stressed that the Thane cluster redevelopment project would serve as a model for other projects in the metropolitan area, such as those in Mira-Bhayender, Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, and other parts of Navi Mumbai.
Shinde disclosed that the sprawling 1,500-hectare cluster project includes 45 urban revitalization schemes. 10,000 housing units will be built on the government-owned property in the initial phase so that inhabitants won’t have to stay in transit camps throughout the transition period.
Shiv Sena UBT claimed that the cluster redevelopment proposal was just a political gimmick to win support during elections. These allegations were rejected by Shinde, who asserted that the project’s launch at this time serves as a suitable rebuttal to critics.