Paving Way For Dharavi Redevelopment Project, Definitive Agreement Signed

Mumbai, 19th October 2022: In the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, the ‘Definitive Agreement’ was signed yesterday (Tuesday) between the Land Development Authority of the Ministry of Railways and the Dharavi Redevelopment Project Authority regarding the provision of railway land for the Dharavi Redevelopment Project. It has paved the way for the redevelopment of Dharavi.




The Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, said, “The Maharashtra government wanted the railway land for Dharavi redevelopment. We were following up in that regard. Now, this land has been given to the Maharashtra government for the Dharavi Redevelopment Project.”


Fadnavis said that Air Transport Minister Jyotiraditya Shinde has approved to give the Air India building to the state government for ministerial offices. Fadnavis also met Union Minister Jyotiraditya Shinde and requested him to give the Air India building in Mumbai to the state government. Discussions have also stated that the Dharavi project is accelerated in the background of the upcoming Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections.




The tender called for the construction and project management consultancy of the much talked about ambitious Dharavi Redevelopment Project and has finally received a good response. Eight companies have shown interest in construction, and 11 in consultancy. It also includes global-level companies. Everyone is paying attention to how many companies submit tenders, and the picture will be clear after 31st October.




The redevelopment project of Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, was undertaken in 2004. Tenders were invited for redevelopment in 2009, 2016 and 2018. But sometimes, there was no response to the tender, and sometimes the tender was cancelled due to technical difficulties. After cancelling the tenders three times, now the tenders have been issued globally for the fourth time.