Unauthorized layouts in Nagpur close to being regularized
Even before beginning to develop Metropolitan Region, the state government is considering deletion of over 130 reservations to allow regularization of unauthorized layouts, some with no construction on them. Another 155 types of modifications are also likely in the Metropolitan Region’s development plan (DP) approved by the government just six months ago.
Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA), the erstwhile Nagpur Improvement 9Trust (NIT), through UK-based Halcrow Consulting India Pvt Ltd took six years to finalize reservations and prepare the draft of DP. Still, NMRDA itself has proposed 1,160 modifications in the draft DP, of which 939 were approved. The state’s urban development department (UDD) had on January 5 approved the DP.
The UDD, coming under chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, also issued a notification inviting suggestions and objections on proposed 285 modifications on January 5. The notification says over 130 types of reservations are likely to be deleted and replaced with residential and commercial usage.