Mumbai: Mahul residents get cold shoulder from civic chief

Mumbai: A group of citizens dis­placed by BMC projects and relo­ca­ted to Mahul, met civic chief Ajoy Mehta to discuss their relo­c­a­tion to empty flats belong­ing to the Mumbai Metropolitan Regi­o­nal Development Authority (MMR­DA) and the Slum Rehabili­ta­tion Authority (SRA) projects in Mum­bai.

However, nothing came out of the meet as Mehta said the colo­nies were reserved for the pr­o­­ject-displaced in upcoming proje­cts.  According to Bilal Khan, an act­i­vist from the Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan, “The comm­i­ssi­o­ner said empty SRA and MMRDA flats are reserved for different pro­jects of the city and already relo­c­a­ted citizens cannot be shifted from Mahul.

The meet was ini­ti­a­lly scheduled for 4pm, but the BMC forgot about it. As many res­i­dents were present, Mehta was compelled to conduct the meet.”  “The meet was attended by cops. No MMRDA or SRA official was. The commissioner is not concer­n­ed about the deplorable conditions people live in in Mahul,” he claimed.

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