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    • Historical Background
      • Mumbai is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman's Island (also known as Little Colaba). The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai were home to communities of fishing colonies. For centuries, the islands were under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and subsequently to the British East India Company when in 1661 King Charles II married the Portuguese Catherine of Braganza, and as part of her dowry Charles received the ports of Tangier and seven islands of Bombay. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped by the Hornby Vellard project, which undertook reclamation of the area between the seven islands from the sea. Along with construction of major roads and railways, the reclamation project, completed in 1845, transformed Bombay into a major seaport on the Arabian Sea. Bombay in the 19th century was characterized by economic and educational development. During the early 20th century it became a strong base for the Indian independence movement. Upon India's independence in 1947 the city was incorporated into Bombay State. In 1960, following the Samyukta Maharashtra movement, a new state of Maharashtra was created with Bombay as the capital. The city was renamed Mumbai in 1996.

    • Topography
      • Mumbai lies at the mouth of the Ulhas River on the western coast of India, in the coastal region known as the Konkan. Mumbai is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west. Many parts of the city lie just above sea level, with elevations ranging from 10 m to 15 m. Northern Mumbai (Salsette) is hilly, and the highest point in the city is 450 m at Salsette in the Powai-Kanheri ranges. Soil cover in the city region is predominantly sandy due to its proximity to the sea. In the suburbs, the soil cover is largely alluvial and loamy. The underlying rock of the region is composed of black Deccan basalt flows, and their acidic and basic variants dating back to the late Cretaceous and early Eocene eras. Mumbai sits on a seismically active zone owing to the presence of 23 fault lines in the vicinity.

    • Climate
      • Mumbai has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with seven months of dryness and peak of rains in July. The average annual temperature is 27.2 °C, and the average annual precipitation is 2,167 mm. In the Island City, the average maximum temperature is 31.2 °C, while the average minimum temperature is 23.7 °C.

    • Demography
      • According to the 2011 census, the population of Mumbai was 12,479,608. The population density is estimated to be about 20,482 persons per square kilometre. The living space is 4.5sq metre per person. As Per 2011 census, Greater Mumbai, the area under the administration of the MCGM, has a literacy rate of 94.7%, higher than the national average of 86.7%. The number of slum-dwellers is estimated to be 9 million, up from 6 million in 2001, that is, 62% of all Mumbaikers live in informal slums. The sex ratio was 838 (females per 1,000 males) in the island city, 857 in the suburbs, and 848 as a whole in Greater Mumbai, all numbers lower than the national average of 914 females per 1,000 males. The low sex ratio is partly because of the large number of male migrants who come to the city to work. The religious groups represented in Mumbai include Hindus (67.39%), Muslims (18.56%), Buddhists (5.22%), Jains (3.99%), Christians (4.2%), Sikhs (0.58%), with Parsis and Jews making up the rest of the population. The linguistic/ethnic demographics are: Maharashtrians (42%), Gujaratis (19%), with the rest hailing from other parts of India.

    • Urbanisation
      • Mumbai suffers from the same major urbanisation problems seen in many fast growing cities in developing countries: widespread poverty and unemployment, poor public health and poor civic and educational standards for a large section of the population. With available land at a premium, Mumbai residents often reside in cramped, relatively expensive housing, usually far from workplaces, and therefore requiring long commutes on crowded mass transit, or clogged roadways. Many of them live in close proximity to bus or train stations although suburban residents spend significant time travelling southward to the main commercial district. The number of migrants to Mumbai from outside Maharashtra during the 1991-2001 decade was 1.12 million, which amounted to 54.8% of the net addition to the population of Mumbai. The number of households in Mumbai is forecast to rise from 4.2 million in 2008 to 6.6 million in 2020. The number of households with annual incomes of 2 million rupees will increase from 4% to 10% by 2020, amounting to 660,000 families. The number of households with incomes from 1-2 million rupees is also estimated to increase from 4% to 15% by 2020.

    City Liveability Index

    72.88
    Rank: 3/19
    Understand the liveability Index of Mumbai across various parameters

    Infrastructure

    Roads

    Internal
    External

    Industry

    Tourism
    IT
    MNCs
    Manufacturing

    Master Plan

    Services

    Public Transport

    Metro
    Bus Services

    Connectivity

    Airport
    Railway
    Port

    Essential Services

    72.41
    Healthcare (%age)
    Fire Stations
    162
    Policemen People Ratio (per Lac)

    Housing

    2665481

    No of Households

    1965852

    Household Ownership Figure

    2590584

    Electrical Supply

    2515387

    Treated Tap Water

    122845

    Piped Sewer System

    Avg. BSP ()

    Socio Economic

    Security

    37524
    Crime Rate
    2929
    Crime Against Women

    Education

    89.91
    Literacy Rate (%age)
    86.37
    Women Literacy Rate (%age)

    Economy

    167000
    Per Capita Income ()
    15.9
    GDP Contribution (%age)

    Social Stability

    Demography

    603

    City Area (Sq. Km)

    12442373

    Population

    5726442

    Female Population

    20634

    Population Density (persons/Sq. Km)

    4725256

    Working Population

    860

    Sex Ratio (per 1000 males)

    Topo Environment

    Climate

    Tropical wet and dry
    16.8 To 33.5
    Temperature Range (°C)
    2167
    Rainfall (mm)

    Natural Calamity

    4
    Sesmic Zone
    Cyclone/Tsunami

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    Property Purchase Guide

    Overview

    Any investment in property in India, whether for investment purposes or for personal use, is always a long drawn ‘ family matter ’. As it involves substantial capital, these decisions are not taken more than twice or thrice in an individual’s life span. This entails that there is a requirement of extensive deliberations, thoughtful considerations and balanced matured opinion making in order to ensure that your investments are safe and yield the planned ‘ return on investment ’ (ROI). In the succeeding heads we elaborate upon the various facets one must consider/keep in mind during decision making, shortlisting, purchase and exploitation stages of the investment.

    Decision Making

    The infographic below lists out the various factors which need consideration when one is taking a call for investment in real estate. The factors generally include, the reasons for purchase of property, the kind of property i.e. commercial or residential, availability of capital, the location of purchase, time duration of investment, expected returns (ROI) etc. The infographic also shows the inter-relationship/inter-dependence of these facets with each other (icons shown on to the right of a bullet) and provides a quick guide for decision making.

    Be Aware of Regulations!
    Residential Plotted Colony:-

    a) The plotable area/saleable area in a plotted colony cannot exceed more than 55% of the area of the colony (inclusive of 4% commercial area for need of the residents of the colony) and remaining area is to be utilized for planning of roads, community buildings like schools, hospitals , utility buildings/sites and open spaces.
    b) The colonizer is required to provide for community building sites in accordance with the norms approved for the purpose. These norms are population based and are arrived at by taking into account the designated densities as envisaged in the Development Plan proposals. The minimum width of the road is 12 mtrs.
    c) 20% of the plots are to be reserved for EWS , housing with a minimum plot size of 50 sq. mtrs.
    d) 25% of the total plots are to be allotted under the category of ‘No Profits No Loss’ plots ( NPNL) i.e. at the rate prescribed by the Director. The size of these plots ranges between 125 sq. mtrs to 225 sq. mtrs.
    e) The population to be achieved in the colony cannot exceed beyond the designated densities in the Development Plan.

    Group Housing:-

    a) The Group Housing site is governed in accordance with the zoning regulations approved by the Director.
    b) The ground coverage in the group housing project as 35% of the site area and the floor area ratio (FAR) is 175.
    c) The maximum habitable height in a group housing complex is 60 mtrs .
    d) The group housing project should not exceed 20% of the sector area.
    e) The community facilities are to be provided in accordance with the norms approved by the Department and are based on the population to be achieved as per proposed density of the group housing complexes which ranges from 100 to 400 persons per acre.
    f) To provide convenient shopping within the group housing complex 0.5% of the site area can be utilized towards convenient shopping , these shopping is single storey with a maximum height of 4 mtrs.
    g) 15% of the total number of flats are reserved for EWS and 10% of the main dwelling units is required for service apartments i.e. for domestic help.
    h) The minimum two level basement for parking and services with a compulsory provision of one car space for every flat of the group housing complexes (except EWS).
    i) Area requirement for EWS and service apartment is 200 sq.ft. and 140 sq.ft. respectively.
    j) It is also mandatory to provide 15% organized green space in a group housing complex.

    Commercial:-

    The zoning regulations of development plans have been amended to allow private sector to undertake development of maximum 50% of the designated commercial areas in the development plans by way of licences. The parameters for licence in residential colonies are as below:-
    a) The commercial colonies are also granted licences for sites falling along the peripheral/sector road in the designated residential sector of the Development Plan.
    b) The area under licenced colony in a residential sector cannot exceed 3.5% of the sector area subject to minimum and maximum prescribed area limits.
    c) The location of the site should be along a sector peripheral road within a provision of service road.
    d) The ground coverage allowed in commercial project is 40% and the floor area ration is 150 or 175 as opted by a colonizer.
    e) Maximum Height of the habitable area is 60 mtrs.
    f) Three level basement is permitted for providing parking and services . No storage is allowed in the basement.
    g) The parking norms are one car space for every 75 sq. mtrs covered area.

    Cyber City/Cyber Park:-

    a) The location of the site should be on a sector peripheral road in residential or industrial sector in the Development Plan. In case of residential sectors the permissible area for IT Park/ Cyber Park will not exceed 5% of the sector area.
    b) The permissible ground coverage is 40% and FAR is 250.
    c) In case of cyber cities 10% of the area of the site can be utilized for Group Housing and 4% of the area for commercial use.
    d) In case of Cyber Parks only 4% of the area can be utilized towards commercial uses. No group housing is permissible.
    e) The parking requirement is one car space for every 40 sq. mtrs area achieved.

    Check the following Documents with the Builder

    The builder while seeking clearances from municipal authorities requires the following documents. Demand for these documents for your satisfaction.
    a). Copy of deeds showing the title of the applicant.
    b). A survey plan of the land on a scale of 1 to 40 feet showing the existing means of access to the said land for the nearest public road and building and their nature falling within 100 yards of the said land.
    c). Shajra Plan.
    d). Land Utilization Plan.
    e). Potability of water certificate from recognized water-testing laboratory (for farmhouse).
    f). Project report.