The Dharavi redevelopment project has passed a milestone with Dubai-based Seclink Technology Corporation STC bagging the tender to change the face of this acre landscape, counted among the largest slums in Asia. Last year, the Maharashtra government invited tenders for the project, after which two companies were shortlisted to take up Dharavi redevelopment. The Dubai-based firm outbid Indian conglomerate Adani to win the tender for a redevelopment project that has been in pipeline for past 15 years — the plan first surfaced in February STC, which is a special purpose vehicle founded by four people who have their roots in India, plans to complete the project in nine years — work on the project may start as early as next month. When the company is done with the project, everyone living in the slum will have a house with square-foot of carpet area , along with additional compensation.

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The station will be redeveloped with amenities such as provisions for differently-abled, harmonious co-existence of the railway station and real estate projects, green building among others on the Design, Build, Finance, Operate Transfer DBFOT model.

The apex court was hearing a plea, through video conferencing, filed by advocate Rajeev Suri challenging Central Vista redevelopment plan on the ground that there is an illegal change in land use. Amidst lockdown, the Rail Land development Authority RLDA , conducted the online pre-bid meeting for the redevelopment of the Dehradun railway station.

The year-old garment unit owner who died on April 1 hosted 10 Jamaat members in one of his vacant houses. Families of Bhendi Bazaar, who were living in ft dilapidated homes, are moving into sq ft apartments. The Rs 1 lakh crore flagship Delhi-Mumbai Expressway project being built on a new alignment will pass through backward and far-flung tribal areas of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra and Rajasthan and is scheduled to be completed within three years.

The Rail Land Development Authority RLDA an organization under the Ministry of Railways for development of vacant railway land for commercial use, had floated the RFP request for proposal on March 11, and is likely to award the tender by June to appoint a consultant for the project. Mumbai's slums have emerged as hotbeds for Covid, and is adding to the rising cases of infections in the city.

With Dharavi already in the spotlight for a steadily increasing the coronavirus count, other areas in the city like Worli Koliwada and Govandi have also emerged as virus clusters. It has to be redeveloped into world class standards.

We have finalised a few bids. Some bids have been invited. I am happy to inform you that the list includes New Delhi and Mumbai railway stations," Railway Board chairman said.

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Maharashtra govt to expedite Dharavi, other slum rehab projects post Covid Awhad has already urged Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take All News Videos Photos. SC refuses to stay Central Vista redevelopment project 30 Apr, , Dharavi residents oppose plan to re-invite redevelopment bids 16 Jan, , Mall, hotel and housing complex to support Dehradun railway station redevelopment 22 May, , Dharavi man who died hosted 10 Tablighi Jamaat members 04 Apr, , Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar takes leap into future with mega redevelopment project 08 Mar, , Over 30 consultants participated in pre-bid meeting for redevelopment of New Delhi Railway Station 06 May, , Covid crisis in slums should be a wake up call for Mumbai, says Ratan Tata 21 Apr, , Why Mumbai slum-dwellers fear Dharavi redevelopment 20 Jun, , Railways to invite bids to redevelop New Delhi, Mumbai stations 05 Mar, , Government delaying award of Dharavi redevelopment project, alleges bidder 28 Mar, , Popular Categories Markets Live!

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Dharavi Redevelopment Plan: Contested Architecture and Urbanism

While locals are opposing the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority Mhada and favouring private players, builders are wary of undertaking the project owing to a number of flip-flops that have taken place over the last 12 years. Rehmatbhai Khan, 70, a Dharavi slumdweller, believes that private builders will provide bigger houses than the sq-ft ones promised by Mhada. Congress MP Eknath Gaikwad also supported private builders undertaking the project. However, builders who are yet to recover from the recession, are wary of the project.


Dharavi residents oppose plan to re-invite redevelopment bids

The new proposal plans to renovate the entire slum as a whole while previous failed attempts planned to divide the slum into 12 parts. The new plan must take into account the previous failures in order to succeed in the redevelopment of such a populated area. Located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, it is a long stretch of shanty houses, dirt roads and open sewage. It is estimated that the percentage of people in Greater Mumbai living in slums may be as high as


Dharavi revamp: State govt green-lights MHADA plan

In November , the then Devendra Fadnavis -led BJP government, abandoning the earlier approach of dividing the slum into five sectors to be developed separately, had sanctioned a revised plan that combined all the sectors into one large cluster to enhance the buildable area footprint of the revamp and transforming the slum into a commercial hub. MHADA had started working in the sector in itself when then Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had cleared an alternate sector-wise redevelopment plan. While construction work for the revamp of two buildings had begun then, it could not proceed beyond the plinth level, informed sources. But Mhaiskar clarified that the plan to develop the entire slum colony as a single cluster will continue. The plan is to utilise the constructed portion of the two buildings to house project affected persons PAPs once the cluster-wise redevelopment commences.



Download Paper. View Proceedings. Author s : Vandana Baweja. In theory, the Dharavi Redevelopment Project would provide Dharavi residents with cross-subsidized materially upgraded permanent high-rise modern housing, piped water, sanitized waste disposal, drainage, and green parks. Yet Dharavi residents have rejected it as a hubristic unsustainable modernizing project, designed to evict and disenfranchise them. This paper examines why the Dharavi Redevelopment Project is a contested model of architecture and urbanism to argue that the project is emblematic of class warfare over architectural typologies, urban space, urbanism, and the role of the state in making world-class cities.

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