If the govt approves the scheme, nearly 45,000 slum-dwellers in the satellite city will be benefited – Published on The FREE PRESS journal, by Indra Bhadra, Feb 22, 2014.
Navi Mumbai: The long-standing demand of the residents to make Navi Mumbai a slum-free city is likely to become a reality if Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik’s optimism is anything to go by. He had a fruitful discussion with State Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. “it is in the final stage,” Naik had said during the inaugural ceremony of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s (NMMC) new headquarters at Belapur.
If the government approves the scheme, Navi Mumbai will soon be declared a slum-free city as nearly 45,000 slum-dwellers will be benefited. The decision will also benefit those residents in unauthorised structures. “The construction of such buildings was illegal, but after staying so many years, it is not justifiable to ask them to vacate,” Naik reasoned.
To make the scheme fool-proof, the NMMC is undertaking a fresh survey of remaining 30 per cent slum dwellers, added Naik. He further said residents would get houses after redevelopment under the cluster development scheme as per their existing housing areas.
With an eye on increasing population on each passing day, the NMMC has chalked out several schemes to meet the demands of residents. Some projects such as the ones related to sewage facilities and potable water from Morbe dam are already in place, the Minister said. The population of the satellite city has already crossed 12 lakh, he added … //
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