Renewed Initiative of Government to develop Dharavi
Government of Maharashtra in the year 2003-04 decided to redevelop Dharavi as an integrated planned township and an action plan for implementation of Dharavi Redevelopment was approved by its G.R. dtd. 04.02.2004. It was decided to develop it by using land as resource to cross-subsidize the cost of development through sale component on the basis Slum Rehabilitation Scheme by dividing it into sectors and by appointing developers for the same. Government also decided to notify the whole of Dharavi as undeveloped area and to appoint a Special Planning Authority for planning and development.
Government in Urban Development Department (UDD) accordingly notified the lands admeasuring about 178.30 Ha bounded as: on or towards North by Sant Rohidas Marg (Sion-Bandra Link Road), on or towards North-West by Mithi River (Creek)/Mahim Creek, on or towards North-East by Junction of Sant Rohidas Marg and L.B.S. Marg, on or towards East by Central Railway Tracks, on or towards South-East, West and South-West by Western Railway Harbor Tracks as the Dharavi Notified Area (DNA) under its notification no. TPB 4034/322/CR-56/04/UD-11, dtd. 09.03.2005 and appointed Slum Rehabilitation Authority an authority constituted under Section 3A of Maharashtra Slum Areas (I. C. & R.) Act, 1971 as Special Planning Authority (SPA) for that area under sub Section 1(b) of Section 40 of M.R. & T.P. Act, 1966.
Similarly, Government in U.D.D. notified the lands admeasuring about 62.05 Ha bounded as: on or towards North and North East by the Boundary of 'H' Block of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), on or towards East by Refuse Transfer Station outside 'H' Block area as per planning proposal of BKC sanctioned under notification No.BKR-1177/262/UD-5 dated 9th April 1979, on or towards South-East by L.B.S. Marg, on towards South by Southern boundary of Sant Rohidas Marg, on or towards South-West and West by Western boundary of C.S. no. 665 (Piwala Bunglow) and boundary of 'H' Block of BKC by including existing Rajeev Nagar as Dharavi Notified Area under its Notification no. TPB 4308/3499/CR-83/09/UD-11, dtd. 25.06.2009 and appointed SRA as the Special Planning Authority for the same under sub Section 1 (b) of section of 40 of the M.R. & T.P. Act, 1966.