Prakash Javadekar on Sunday to discuss issues related to Environment Ministry faced by builders
MUMBAI: Members of realty developers' body MCHI-CREDAI met State Minister for Environment, Prakash Javadekar on Sunday to discuss issues related to Environment Ministry faced by builders, particularly delays in environmental clearances for real estate projects.
Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Shreekant Singh, Principal Secretary, Housing Department, Government of Maharashtra and Nitin Kareer Principal Secretary of Urban Development Department, Government of Maharashtra were also part of the meeting.
At the meeting, builders discussed various issues including environmental conditions to be incorporated in the Intimation of Disapproval/ Building Permits issued by planning authority, clearance to be given on concept plan of the project and the Built-Up Area (BUA) of the same submitted by the project proponent. Approval for Buffer Zone from boundary of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) Borivali was also requested by the members of developers' body, MCHI-CREDAI said in a statement.
According to the MCHI-CREDAI, minister assured them of speedier expedition of matter as per the norms to the delegation of member developers of MCHI - CREDAI represented by Dharmesh Jain, President, Vice-Presidents Boman Irani, Deepak Goradia, Nayan Shah and Secretary, Nainesh Shah.
"I request Hon'ble Minister for the speedier clearances as some places in MMR (Mumbai Metropolitan Region) jurisdiction are earmarked for Smart Cities and these should be up to the mark on all parameters," said Prakash Mehta, Housing Minister, Government of Maharashtra while addressing the MCHI - CREDAI member developers.
Nearly 40 members discussed various issues with Environment Minister and Housing Minister on a one-on-one basis. Members also interacted with Municipal Commissioner, Principal Secretaries - Urban Development and Housing and Additional Municipal Commissioner, the statement said.