Metro III will hamper building projects along route


According to a report in Times of India, Building construction and redevelopment projects along the upcoming underground Metro III rail between Cuffe Parade and Andheri will now be regulated and controlled.

Builders will have to submit their design plans and take clearance from the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) for every development project which falls within 50 metres (160 feet) on either side of the 33.5km-long metro system.

This is likely to affect redevelopment of many old and dilapidated buildings along the entire congested Girgaum stretch from where the metro line will pass through.

The BMC, which sanctions building plans, has now been directing developers to first seek a no-objection certificate from the Metro III authorities.

“The objective is to regulate, control development of land or building along the Metro rail alignment for purpose of timely construction of the corridor and also for safety of the building as well as the metro system,” said a MMRC letter to the municipal corporation.

Maple, a general consultant appointed by MMRC, has already issued guidelines for building construction along the metro corridor.



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