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State calls for ban on construction in red and blue floodline areas

DNMUM441181 | 8/14/2019 | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :385

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To promote planned development in the jurisdiction of municipal corporations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) the state government has brought out draft comprehensive and integrated development control regulations (DCRs). These DCRs envisage ban on construction in the area between the blue flood line and red floodline.
The DCRs propose to make the areas between the river bank and blue flood line (flood line towards the river bank) a prohibited zone for any construction projects except parking, open vegetable market, garden, open space, cremation and burial ground, public toilet. Redevelopment projects in these areas may be permitted at a height of 0.45 m above the red floodline level.
Areas between the blue floodline
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