Brief: The Development Plan for Greater Mumbai is published once every 20 years and will have far reaching implications on the city’s development, which in the case of Greater Mumbai, encompasses a population of 12.4 million people.
The Development Plan (DP) of Greater Mumbai was released in 2012, following which several stakeholders studied and presented their suggestions and objections on the same. Owing to about 3,000 errors identified and 72,000 objections filed, the draft Development Plan was scrapped (known as the Erstwhile Draft Development Plan, EDDP) and released again as the Revised Draft Development Plan (RDDP) in 2016. Following yet another round of 85,000 suggestions and objections, the Revised Draft Development Plan was approved by the MCGM in August 2017, and subsequently by the Government of Maharashtra in April 2018, which released a section of the Development Control and Promotion Regulations (DCPR) to public suggestions and objections.
In order to understand the released Excluded Part (EP) Sheets of the Notified DP and in order to frame suggestions/objections on the same, the UDRI organised a public meeting on 30 July 2018.