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Maha CM asks MMRDA to expedite rehab of affected slum dwellers


Mumbai: Maharshtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to expedite the process of rehabilitation of slum dwellers on the Anik-Panjarpol link road. About 1,800 to 2,000 slum dwellers have reportedly lost their homes due to the Eastern Freeway project that connects South Mumbai to Chembur.

Shiv Sena MLA from Anushaktinagar Tukaram Kate along with party’s legislator and spokesperson Neelam Gorhe today met Fadnavis in this regard. Kate told the CM that rehabilitation of slum dwellers affected by the project is being “neglected” by MMRDA. Following this, Fadnavis directed MMRDA commissioner UPS Madan to immediately verify the eligible beneficiaries and expedite the process of their rehabilitation, Kate said.