This project involved collaboration between SPARC Samudaya Nirman Sahayak (SSNS) and the Rajiv Indira Housing Society of Dharavi to construct apartment buildings for 214 low-income households.
This housing was densified by building a medium rise block of apartments by harnessing the transferable development rights (TDR) approach. TDR is a scheme that enables developers to get valuable development rights from building slum-replacement housing, which can then be sold or used for private development. This scheme works because there are restrictions on the height that buildings can normally be built in Mumbai, but TDR enables developers to build higher. SSNS have therefore used TDR rights to densify sites, either through adding additional buildings or additional floors. Rajiv Indira has helped to prove that this model is an effective method of informal settlement upgrading, and this approach has now been adopted by other developers in the sector.
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Data last updated on 10/03/2021