The Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Government has formed a 5-member committee to review the proposal for the construction of affordable homes on the salt pan land. The Shapoorji Pallonji a reputed developer has proposed to build one lakh affordable homes here.
This pan salt land is situated in Kanjurmarg-Bhandup locality and connects with the Eastern Express Highway. The notification issued by the Revenue and Forests Department informed that the Additional Chief Secretary, Finance will head this committee and will submit a report within two months that are 60 days.
The committee will also discuss whether to give land to the developer on the basis of premium payment or on the grounds on construction housing inventory for the government.
Under the Development Plan 2034, the Maharashtra State Government also made a provision to open up 1,600 acres of pan salt land to develop affordable homes on the PPP model [Public-Private-Partnership].
The Maharashtra State Government is also likely to approve 40 drones to carry out an aerial survey of land in the rural areas. The sources said that this sanction will be granted by the end of this month as these drones will prove beneficial to prepare the property cards of approximately 39,000 villages in the state.
S Chockalingam, State settlement commissioner informed the media that the drones will map the land both horizontally and vertically in order to reach the maximum level of accuracy. He further said that these maps can be further used to plan water and drainage system. In addition to the same, S Chockalingam said that the work for marking boundary is likely to be completed by the month-end followed by the start of a survey.