Pune: Housing Societies Push for Single-Window Clearance System to Expedite Self-Redevelopment

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Pune, 18th June 2024: Over 100 housing societies in Maharashtra are advocating for the implementation of a single-window clearance system to accelerate self-redevelopment proposals for buildings older than 30 years.

These societies have faced prolonged permission processes, leading many to stall their redevelopment plans. The Maharashtra State Cooperative Housing Societies Federation, representing these societies, criticized the state government’s slow approval process despite its support for self-redevelopment initiatives.

The federation has requested a meeting with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and officials from the housing and urban development department to address these issues.

President of the federation, Suhas Patwardhan, stated, “The government promotes self-redevelopment, but the clearance process is excessively time-consuming.” He emphasized that a single-window system would significantly reduce delays. “Currently, multiple departments are involved in granting clearances, which poses coordination challenges. A unified system will streamline the process and expedite permissions.”

Members of the federation noted that the proposal for a single-window system has remained unimplemented since it was first suggested in 2019.
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A member of a housing society in Pune, proposing self-redevelopment, described the current process as tedious, with each department taking months to grant approvals.