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Maharashtra government reclassifies Manora MLA hostel as residential areas, eligible for higher ISF

The Manora MLA hostel, which is being rebuilt by the state’s public works department, will now be eligible for an increased floor space index (FSI), after the government reclassified it as residential neighborhoods on Wednesday. on the model of the staff of the CISF and BMC. quarters.

The state’s urban development department sanctioned an FSI of 4 for the project. Shift benefits under Rule 33 (3) (A) (1) will now apply to the hostel.

When Manora was demolished, PWD had requested an ISF of 6.87, which was not acceptable to the government. He later demanded the ISF of 5, which was also shot.

FSI is the extent of the constructible zone authorized on a given parcel.

Built between 1994 and 1998, parts of Manora had been declared unsuitable for human habitation. Later, the whole structure was declared dilapidated.

In May, a global tender was launched for the reconstruction of the hostel, which is being carried out by the PWD at a cost of Rs 900 crore. The proposed hostel will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including a swimming pool.

The redeveloped MLA Hostel, known as Amdar Niwas, is designed to accommodate 289 members of the Legislative Assembly and 78 members of the Legislative Council. The site will also be connected to metro corridor 3 connecting Colaba and SEEPZ.

The hostel is expected to have 367 accommodation units. Each legislator will be accommodated in a 1-BHK with a toilet attached to the bedroom. The apartment will have a carpet area of ​​600 square feet, which will be well equipped with all comforts.

In addition, an adjacent 400 square foot area is to be provided as a dormitory with adjoining restrooms for accompanying visitors. In total, the project will have a built-up area of ​​approximately 7,75,000 ft2.

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