Dharavi RFQ issued again

The Maharashtra state government agency implementing the Dharavi Redevelopment Project has invited international competitive bids for the Rs.25,000-crore project. The largest slum pocket in the country , spread across 240 hectares, has been divided into five sectors.
“Sectors 1 to 4 are now proposed to be developed through private builders. Selected developers will have to construct free housing for the eligible slumdwellers and occupants, including amenities and infrastructure as per the terms and conditions,“ the bid documents said.
In lieu of free housing, the developer will be entitled to construct free sale area in the open market and FSI of 4 will be given for the project.All four sectors will be redeveloped separately .
The slum cut-off date for the project is January 1, 2000, which means those who have bought a slum home between 1995 and 2000 will also be beneficiaries of the project.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on January 6 gave in-principle approval for the proposed land use plan for Dharavi in line with the development plan. While talking to the media, housing minister Prakash Mehta said the work will start in the next three to four months.
A senior official said it could not be said when work would finally begin as it all depended on the response the project received.
“This will only be known after the project bids are opened,“ said the official. He said the project would not be a public-private partnership but a fully contractual one.

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