Dumping ground matter: Construction ban in Mumbai lifted
The Supreme Court has provided a huge relief to the real estate industry of Mumbai, by allowing the new construction in the city of Mumbai, against a High Court order of February 2016 banning the new real estate projects in the city. However, Supreme Court order mandates that no construction related to debris disposal would be carried to the Mulund and Deonar dumping grounds along with asking MCGM to monitor that debris are disposed of in a manner specified in the order.
As per a press release issued by CREDAI-MCHI, The Supreme Court order may be attributed to the Special Leave Petition filed by CREDAI-MCHI before the Supreme Court, against the High Court order, which added to the woes of real-estate industry in Mumbai. After a struggle of almost two years by CREDAI-MCHI, the Supreme Court lifted the ban which has provided life support to the real estate industry of Mumbai where redevelopment and greenfield constructions were completely stalled for almost two years.
This is a great win for CREDAI-MCHI, as it has brought cheer to the members of real estate industry. Speaking on the Supreme Court order on dumping ground matter and allowing construction in Mumbai, Mayur Shah, President, CREDAI-MCHI, said, “With the incessant efforts of CREDAI-MCHI, the Supreme Court lifting the ban on new redevelopment and greenfield development after almost two years, has brought in great relief to millions of Mumbaikars. Those living in dilapidated and old buildings will benefit from this decision of the Supreme Court as their dream of development will be carried forward by members of CREDAI-MCHI. Not only this, MCGM and the government will also benefit from the additional premium incomes to support ongoing infra projects such as the metro and monorail, etc, with start of new construction activity.”
Besides, contesting this order in Supreme Court, CREDAI-MCHI has identified 10 new dumping sites, which were submitted in the Supreme Court: Ulwe Node, Vahal Node, JNPT SEZ, Pushpak Node (all Navi Mumbai), Aarey Picnic Point, Aarey Colony, Village Kalher, Bhiwandi, Village Bambavie, Raigadh, MIDC Land and Ambernath.
With the Supreme Court order issuing certain guidelines and restrictive norms for the construction activity, also expects MCGM to be alert and answerable in dealing with construction and demolition (C&D) waste. It also has to submit a compliance layout within six months.
In the given circumstances, this order by the Supreme Court may be viewed as a great relief to Mumbaikars and the real-estate industry.