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MHADA to build 8,000 more houses by 2022  |  February 13, 2019

Times Now Bureau Mumbai

Work at Pahadi village in Goregaon, where six thousand houses are being constructed under the aegis of the Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA) authorities, is in full swing. Now MHADA proposes to construct 2-3 thousand houses in Mumbai at 20 more locations. According to sources, eight thousand houses will be available for lower income group till 2022. 


This is probably the last project of the proposed six thousand houses in Pahadi village in Goregaon. MHADA had put forth its entire strength to acquire this land for the project. After this, small housing projects at Pratiksha Nagar(Sion), Mulund, Malvani, Borivali are likely to begin. Thereafter, there will be not a single plot of land owned by MHADA that will be vacant to build houses upon. Later, MHADA will have to depend on the housing of the redevelopment plant. More than 50 plots of MHADA have been stuck in the slum rehabilitation scheme. It was decided by MHADA to rehabilitate these plots. But there is no movement in that direction yet. Apart from this redevelopment, MHADA can get fewer thousand affordable homes.


On this back, MHADA Vice-President Milind Mhaiskar has made arrangements for meetings to increase the production of affordable homes on the plots in the possession of MHADA. Chief Officer of Mumbai Housing Board Dipendra Singh Kushwah ordered MHADA officials to find out the land they had occupied. Accordingly, these officials have discovered 20 plots. Currently, there are encroachments on this plot. Two to three thousand houses can be built on these 20 plots. The Mumbai Board has started its efforts in this direction. By 2022, these houses would be built within the ambit of the affordable housing scheme, the official said.


In the last four years of MHADA has provided around two to three thousand houses in Mumbai. Around 1.5 lakh people were interested in these houses. MHADA has no land in Mumbai for providing houses to these remainder people. However, more than eight to ten thousand houses may be created in the available system, say reports.