Cluster redevelopment is allowed under Development Control Regulation 33(9) and allows a maximum FSI of 4.
A larger area under cluster redevelopment allows residents bigger apartments. Mhada has 52 layouts here spread over several acres.
These areas have huge open spaces. Currently, redevelopment under DCR 33(5) allows single buildings in Mhada layouts to be redeveloped but this does not allow optimal planning and utilisation of space.
The HD has asked urban development department (UDD) to bring DCR 33(5) on par with DCR 33(9) to enable cluster redevelopment of Mhada layouts, offering bigger homes and better amenities. UDD officials said the proposal was being examined.