Over 300 projects in Mumbai stuck for defence nod
Over 300 housing projects near defence installations are stuck in Mumbai due to restrictions placed on building constructions near defence establishments based on Ministry of Defence guidelines, the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), the apex body of developers, has said in a letter to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. While the Army guidelines restrict construction within a 10-metre radius, the Navy forbids construction activities within a 500-metre vicinity, claims NAREDCO.
RajanBandelkar, president of NAREDCO, Maharashtra, which functions under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (Mo-HUA), has written to Singh seeking clarity in the MoD circular, which governs the no-construction zones around defence installations across Mumbai, and asked for a meeting to discuss the issue.
The main issue that NAREDCO is trying to raise concerns the MoD guidelines issued for No Objection Certificates for building constructions in the vicinity of defence establishments. The original circular issued on May 18, 2011 (F.11026/2/2011/D (Lands) by the ministry in the wake of controversies over Sukna and Adarsh building scandals was modified in October 2016.