Project Description




“Planning for Mumbai – The Development Plan for Greater Mumbai 2014 – 2034” is available for reference and purchase at UDRI Resource Centre.


As we all are aware Mumbai’s Development Plans are being redesigned currently and are going to be put in front of us citizens. In Praja’s Municipal Councillor Handbooks Volume I and III we (Praja and UDRI) had discussed about the overlaying principles that need to be followed during preparation of Development Plans. We all know and appreciate that Development Plans are going to impact a significant arena of issues related to the city, its health and every aspect of the lives of Mumbaikars. The current volume of Handbooks jointly brought out by Praja and UDRI is a further attempt to demystify sector-wise details, principles of the Mumbai Development Plan (DP) 2014-2034.
Based on consultations with numerous domain experts and referencing from related legislations, guiding policies of various ministries and comparing with certain global best practices we have put together a handy guide which all stakeholders can refer to while participating in consultations /deliberations. Following laid out norms for adopting the DP it is expected that over the next few months our Municipal authorities are going to arrange not only wild spread dissemination of the DP studies but also later the Proposed DP and conduct consultations with us citizens for whom the plan is being made. This handbook will serve the purpose of citizens at large and our municipal councillors in particular who have the most important task to approve the DP by participating in a more informed manner in the consultations /deliberations.
The handbook is broadly divided into the following three stages for each sector:
1. Current status of the facilities
2. Need Assessment based on estimated population increase, relevant norms/legislations of the government and comparison of best practices wherever possible.
3. Suggestions/ Recommendations/ Questions to be raised during consultations or deliberations.


  1. Preface
  2. Housing
  3. Health
  4. Education
  5. Transportation
  6. Water & Sanitation
  7. Livelihood
  8. Public Space
  9. Environment
  10. Urban Form
  11. Government
  12. Existing Land Use Survey