State Approves CIDCO’s Redevelopment Policy for NAINA : A Step Towards Better Housing

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In a significant development, the state government has given the green light to CIDCO’s redevelopment policy for the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area ( NAINA ). This policy aims to address the challenges faced by residents living in dilapidated buildings within the NAINA region, which covers 94 villages spread over 225.59 sq km.

State Approval and Policy Overview:

The state government’s approval of the policy comes as a relief to many, as it had been stuck due to NAINA regulations. Under the new policy, residents of dilapidated or 30-year-old buildings will receive additional benefits. They will either get a 30% increase in floor space index (FSI) or a 15 sqm additional construction area without the need to pay an extra premium for redevelopment.

Demand for Implementation of UDCPR:

However, not everyone is fully satisfied with the policy. Villagers, represented by the NAINA Prakalp Badhit Shetkari Utkarsh Samiti (NPBSUS), are demanding at least 2.5 FSI to make redevelopment projects more feasible for developers. They are also advocating for the implementation of the Unified Development Control and Promotion Regulations (UDCPR) in NAINA, which would enable additional FSI and incentives for farmers.

Response from Officials and Stakeholders:

Panvel MLA Prashant Thakur has welcomed the decision, emphasizing the urgent need for safer housing for residents living in precarious conditions. However, NPBSUS Secretary Rajesh Keni remains critical, stating that the current policy may not attract developers due to insufficient FSI allowances.

Challenges and Future Steps:

The debate highlights the challenges in balancing the interests of residents, developers, and policymakers in urban redevelopment projects. Moving forward, stakeholders will need to collaborate to find solutions that address housing needs while ensuring sustainable development.


The approval of CIDCO’s redevelopment policy for NAINA marks a significant step towards improving housing conditions in the region. However, challenges remain in meeting the diverse needs of stakeholders. Continued dialogue and collaboration will be essential to navigate these challenges and create inclusive, sustainable urban development.

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