MHADA: May 24 deadline for completion of Patra Chawl
The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) recently told the Bombay High Court that the deadline for the completion of construction of the rehabilitation component of Patra Chawl in Goregaon (West) is May, 2024.
However, the authority added that it was making every effort to ensure that the construction is completed in 2023. On April 17, the bench noted that MHADA’s lawyer or its officers were not able to make a firm commitment to an earlier date of completion.
The court has also asked MHADA as to when it would pay unpaid arrears due from the defaulter developer to the persons who had vacated their houses for the redevelopment and are awaiting redeveloped premises. The court asked the authority to expedite the process for completing the construction and giving possession to the original occupants.
The court also asked the authority to make provisions to pay transit rent to the society members from the date when MHADA took over the completion of the building. It asked as to whether the MHADA or special High-Powered Committee had any proposal for recovery of financial costs and from where the authority would recover the amounts.