The rights will be awarded to developers of accommodation for slum dwellers

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority on Friday cleared the guidelines for grant of Special TDR (Transfer of Development Rights) to slum dwellers evicted for public purposes from lands belonging to government departments or agencies.

The Special TDR for dwelling units would be awarded to the private developer of alternative accommodation for the slum dwellers. A large number of slum dwellers live along the banks of water bodies in the Chennai Metropolitan Area.

Role of facilitator

During the eviction of the slums, Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) would play the role of a facilitator between the slum households, private developers and the CMDA. The TNSCB would also identify the private developers to provide alternative accommodation to the slum dwellers proposed to be evicted.

The association of the slum beneficiaries, TNSCB and the private developers would enter into an agreement only after a majority of the slum dwellers eligible for alternative accommodation are willing to avail themselves of the scheme and to shift to the location identified.

The private developers would receive the Special TDR certificate after they provide alternative accommodation of floor area and standards as prescribed by the TNSCB.

After eviction of the slum dwellers, the TNSCB would hand over the site to the land-owning department or agency.

The developer who has obtained Special TDR certificate may utilise it or transfer it to any person by obtaining due endorsement by CMDA.

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