Thane Municipal Corporation is ready with its Cluster development scheme, finalised 44 spots in the city where clusters will be developed. It has given Thanekars a 30-day period to go through the list and raise objections if any. The irony, however, is the list has not been uploaded yet on its website while the last day to raise objections is May 26.
The first phase of the CD (cluster development) will begin by Diwali this year. “The scheme will be launched in 11 sectors of Thane at 44 locations in the first phase,” says Sandip Malvi, deputy commissioner, TMC. “The government has approved the cluster plan under which these 44 spots have been identified,” he says.
More than 5,000 old, dilapidated and dangerous illegal buildings — which have been a headache to the TMC for quite a while — will be redeveloped under the cluster development scheme. The first phase of the CD (cluster development) will begin by Diwali this year. “The scheme will be launched in 11 sectors of Thane at 44 locations in the first phase,” says Sandip Malvi, deputy commissioner, TMC. “The government has approved the cluster plan under which these 44 spots have been identified,” he says.
In Thane, over 5,903 hectares of land is available for development out of which 22% will be developed under the cluster scheme. Under the scheme, free homes up to 300 square feet will be provided to only those residents living in the dangerous building. Those residing in illegal structures, including slum dwellers, had to pay 25 percent of the construction cost of the house.
Eknath Shinde the man behind Thane Cluster, guardian minister of Thane, said, “On Thursday, the chief minister issued notification for the cluster development scheme in Thane. The scheme will give free homes to those residing in dangerous constructions, saving thousands of lives.”
Under this scheme, 1.25 lakh homes will be created in Thane. Mainly old and illegal buildings in Naupada, Mumbra, Wagale areas will be cleared and the entire area will undergo a planned development. This will change the face of the city.
The geographical area of thane
- 23 SqKms: Geographical area of Thane
- 18.19 lakhs: Population of Thane city as per census 2011
- 34 lakhs: Population of Thane city projected in 2031
- 80 lakhs: Slum population, which comprises 252 slum clusters
- 45,000: Authorised buildings
- 1,31,939: Unauthorised buildings
- 2,24,687: Slums in Thane
The identified eight clusters
Kisan Nagar 2
Mumbra Anand Koliwada
Mumbra Bombay Colony