The Imperial, Mumbai
The MP Mill development is part of the Government’s endeavour to successfully house the slum dwellers in the city of Mumbai. It is part of the slum rehabilitation scheme (SRS), which in essence offers free quality housing for the poor, funded by the speculative market. This slum rehabilitation project involves the rehabilitation of approximately 2,500 slum families on a 12.6-acre plot in central Mumbai. Slums had spread over almost the entire property with the shacks extending up to the hills in the upmarket Carmichael Road at the top of the ridge. These slum dwellers are being rehabilitated on the lower part of the site.
The proposed plan envisages the rehabilitation of the slums in flats measuring 20.90 sq m carpet area and covers 60% of the total plot. As an incentive to undertake the project, the promoters will acquire additional area (extra floor space index) for their commercial objectives equal to the area constructed in the rehab program. As a result the additional FSI cross-subsidises the free slum revival program.
Contributed by: Hafeez Contractor.
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