Angered by Maharashtra government not carrying out its promise of making housing societies “freehold”, owners of government-granted lands are threatening to protest. Non-implementation of the decision not only hampers the redevelopment of housing societies but also does not allow residents to sell their flats, reports Indian Express.
Shivsrusthi Association of Co-operative Housing Societies – an association of 37 co-operative housing societies will seek help from various political parties. There are at least 3,000 such housing societies in Mumbai waiting for land on which their building stands to be converted to freehold land.
In 2016, Maharashtra government issued a notification, accepting the demand and announced making housing societies class I occupants of the land on which they are located. There are over 20,000 such societies spread across the state.