Thursday 16 Aug '12After a four-year delay, the project to get one-room tenements constructed to house conservancy workers is back on track, with the civic administration planning to move ahead with it.
Friday 29 Jun '12Three decades after the debilitating strike that struck at the very fabric of the Mumbai textile industry, 6,925 of the 1.5 lakh retrenched mill workers finally got their coveted houses in Mumbai on Thursday.
Wednesday 02 May '12The State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) has either rejected or put on hold all rental housing proposals placed before it for the mandatory green nod, citing the massive density arising out of the very nature of such mass housing projects.
Monday 23 Apr '12Merely eight per cent of the 16,000-odd cessed buildings in Mumbai have been redeveloped since 1999, when the state government decided to offer incentives to private developers in return for rehabilitating tenants of such properties free of cost.
Thursday 05 Apr '12The state government has put on hold the enforcement of its new, inclusive housing policy that makes it mandatory for all developers to construct 20 per cent additional smaller-sized apartments on their plots for public housing.
Wednesday 15 Feb '12Following a letter from the Netherlands consulate, the Mumbai Transformation Support Unit has proposed a few Dutch companies be given the mandate for preparing the pre-feasibility report for four crucial reclamation-related projects and policies.
Friday 03 Feb '12The projects include the commercial tower-cum-parking lot that is being jointly developed by Reliance Industries and Wadhwa developers at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and the central library and residential project by Indiabulls group at Kalina.
Wednesday 01 Feb '12The state government has issued the notification that paves the way for Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority or any other public authority to take up the ambitious and much-delayed redevelopment of one or more of the five sectors of Dharavi.
Thursday 26 Jan '12Property sales have hit rock bottom in Mumbai with the latest figures showing that only 7,800 residential units were sold in October-December 2011, the lowest quarterly figure in the last two years.
Thursday 19 Jan '12The BMC has issued notices to six major under-construction residential towers in Mumbai asking them to toe the line in keeping with the state government’s revised rules for projects built under the parking FSI policy.
Friday 13 Jan '12While the proposed Trump Tower has run into troubled waters with the state government revoking permissions, it has now emerged that the project was sanctioned benefits available for rehabilitation of tenants in cessed buildings, even though a majority of the houses were found to have been bought by the developer himself.
Thursday 05 Jan '12The state government’s announcement ahead of BMC elections to expand the free housing net in the city is expected to trigger a rush among investors who would want to buy slum shacks for the huge dividends they will offer when they come up for redevelopment, housing experts said.
Monday 02 Jan '12While Maharashtra might be set to become the first state in the country to put in place a real estate watchdog, several of the provisions in Maharashtra Housing Act, 2011, may turn out to be less stringent than its Central counterpart.
Friday 23 Dec '11To prepare a city that is bracing itself for a slew of mass transit projects, the Mumbai Transformation Support Unit will soon look at ways to ensure seamless travel for the lakhs of commuters using the various modes of public transport in the city.