<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The civic improvement committee of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cleared a proposal on Tuesday to change reservation of the iconic heritage Mayor’s bungalow at Shivaji Park in Dadar for the proposed Balasaheb Thackeray Rashtriya Smarak Nyas (BTRSN). The proposal was cleared immediately after it was tabled without any opposition, said Anant Nar, chairman of Improvement Committee of BMC.Now, the proposal will be required to get an approval from the general body of the BMC.The change of reservation of the bungalow plot for memorial was supposed to keep for objections and suggestions under the section 37 (1AA) of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act 1966. But, the process could be time consuming. “The proposal can be directly approved from the Improvement Committee and Corporation and send it to the deputy director of Town Planning for final approval,” said Nar. The BMC has proposed change of reservation of the plot number 501 and 502 located near Shivaji Park in G South Ward.However, the change of reservation will also be required to get environment clearance. “The plot falls under the Coastal Regulation Zone and for any change in the reservation of the plot, clearance from Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) will be required,” said Nar.Early this year, the improvement committee had cleared the proposal to hand over the mayor’s bungalow plot to the Balasaheb Thackeray Rashtriya Smarak Nyas (BTRSN). The proposal was cleared under section 49 I (c) of Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1988. then the committee was headed by BJP corporator Prakash Gangadhare.As per the proposal, around 11,551 sq metre mayor’s bungalow plot will be given on lease to the BTRSN, headed by Sena Chief Udhav Thackeray at a nominal rate of Rs 1 per annum for a period of 30 years. The plot can be used with 1.33-floor space index (FSI) for the memorial. However, the trust cannot sub-lease or rent the plot to the other party. Also, the trust can not carry out additional construction, repairs or changes without prior permission of civic officials.
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