Initiatives and Accomplishments for Mumbai: Housing
A home is a dream of every family living in Mumbai. Mr. Kamat agitated to ensure flat prices of MHADA should always be sold at cost+ Administrative Charges (No Profit) which will benefit thousands of flat applicants to get housing at affordable rates. When the then CEO and VP MHADA Mr Chandrashekhar unilaterally announced a hike in the rates of MHADA flats, Mr. Kamat agitated with the then CM Shri Vilas Rao Deshmukh by taking all MLA’s along and protesting that MHADA Act did not provide for any profiteering and the Board was only entitled Cost of Construction plus Administrative Cost. The three hour meeting ended with Mr. Chandrashekhar being dispensed with one of his responsibilities that very evening and it ended with Mr. Chandrashekhar’s resignation.
He continued his fight for the rights of low and medium income families, agitated and got approved FSI of 2.5 for each building to promote and ensure re-development of MHADA Colonies in Aram Nagar and DN Nagar in Versova, Shastri Nagar in Goregaon, Tilak Nagar in Chembur, Pant Nagar in Ghatkopar and Kannamwar Nagar in Vikhroli and other MHADA Colonies all over Mumbai which will benefit thousands of families to get bigger accommodation.
In a grand function on April 11th, 2010, the collector handed the conveyance deeds at the hands of the CM, Shri Ashok Rao Chavan to Nagri Nivara Societies.