Once a thriving market place, Bhendi Bazaar is now in a deplorable state. The existing infrastructure is inadequate. Most structures in the area are dilapidated and the living conditions are challenging. This not only affects the physical and mental well-being of residents, it also restricts commercial growth.
Modernisation of Bhendi Bazaar will offer occupants a better living and working life while preserving the religious, cultural and social spirit that has defined this locality for decades.
The project falls under Maharashtra State Government Regulation of DCR 33(9).
It is a regulatory framework created to streamline urban renewal (redevelopment) of old and dilapidated buildings in Mumbai and suburban places through cluster development.
The regulatory framework requires that a whole area, including all its buildings and necessary civic infrastructure be developed as one single project.
Commercial and residential tenants with legitimate tenements in the buildings/shops falling in the designated 16.5 acres project area are eligible.
The rehabilitation process will be completed and families will be resettled in 4-5 years, after receiving the final approvals from the government.
The project is in the advanced stages of getting the final approval for phase-wise construction. We have also received the all-important environment clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) and in-principle approval on the master plan. At the moment, buildings are being demolished gradually and the families as well as businesses are being safely shifted to residential and commercial transit facilities respectively.
At the core of this project, is the ‘People’. It is a visionary project by our revered father Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin RA and now his son & successor, Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS. We therefore need all stakeholders to work in unison in order to realise this vision. At no stage do we intend to displace people. However, building an entire new locality of this scale requires a certain timeframe and we need your support to allow us that time. We have already taken complete responsibility and made necessary arrangements so that the commercial and residential tenants are not inconvenienced during this transition phase.