Prepare database of buildings paying repair cess to state, CM tells officials
At a meeting with senior officials of the Housing Department and Minister of State for Housing Sachin Ahir on Monday, Chavan said such a database would improve transparency and also stem corruption in the process of redeveloping cessed buildings. “The Chief Minister has ordered a creation of a complete map of all buildings paying a repair cess to the repair board of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority,” said Ahir.
“The idea is that while there have been many developers who have shown interest in the redevelopment of these buildings, the work hasn’t been going as fast as expected,” he added. Chavan reportedly said that once scientific data of the number of cessed buildings in every municipal ward, the area occupied by each building, the number of tenants, area occupied by each tenant and details of cess paid is made available online, more developers will come forward.
There are between 15,000-16,000 cessed buildings that remain, with several hundred buildings redeveloped in the past few years. Most of these structures are dilapidated and a few hundred make it to an annual pre-monsoon list of structures declared unsafe for human habitation each
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