Mumbai, Nov 3 (PTI) Shiv Sena-BJP controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wants the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to return the power of granting the Occupancy Certificate (OC) for newly constructed buildings.
"We want the MMRDA to return the authority of issuing OC to the BMC, as there are several departments and committees in the BMC which would ensure proper scrutiny," Standing Committee Chairperson Rahul Shewale told PTI.
The state government has appointed MMRDA, the special town planning authority for four notified areas - Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Oshiwara District Centre (ODC), Backbay Reclamation Scheme (BBRS) and Gorai-Manori areas.
In January 2009, MMRDA Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad wrote a letter to then Municipal Commissioner Jairaj Phatak, asking for rights from Commencement Certificate (CC) to Occupation Certificate (OC).
'We would soon talk to MMRDA about this," Shewale said.
Corporators in the General Body meeting of the civic body yesterday indulged in a verbal duel over the controversial Adarsh housing society in Colaba.