Maha to have development plans for every district: CM

Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that by 2017, every district in the state will have a ‘regional development plan’.

“We are in the process of finalising the development plan for Pune city and within two months it will be approved,” said Fadnavis, speaking at a meeting of CREDAI National and Presidents’ Conclave here.

CREDAI is a federation of associations of real estate developers. Besides Mumbai, Pune and other big cities, by 2017 every district in the state would have its own regional development plan, the Chief Minister said.

“Maharashtra will be the first state to have such a plan for each of its districts and our government has already started working on such 11 plans already,” he said.

Fadnavis also said delays in approving the development plans was a “criminal waste of time, energy and resources”. Read More: SC to hear plea on quota for Marathas in Maharashtra When his government came to power, several DPs were pending for approval, he said.

“After assuming the office, we fast-tracked the process of approval and have approved nearly 70 DPs in last two years,” he said, adding that inordinate delay in approving DPs leads to unauthorised constructions.

There was a need to simplify policies and expedite the decision making, Fadnavis added. Talking about the Real Estate Regulatory Act, he said that Maharashtra would be the first state to finalise the rules and guidelines under the legislation.