Mumbai: A month after the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) debuted its online transit registration process for residents of the NM Joshi Marg Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) Chawls, it has only managed to get 125 of the 408 residents to sign agreements so far. According to MHADA officials, to make the process easy, they are providing the service at the sample flat constructed on the NM Joshi site, from 8am to 8pm.
Until now, 288 of the 408 eligible residents have agreed to sign the transit agreements in the first phase of the redevelopment of the seven chawls. “These residents have consented to redevelopment and to move to transit camps for 30 months. However, until the online registration of transit agreements for the first phase of seven chawls is complete, no one is ready to leave. The residents of all seven chawls are reluctant to leave the place together.”
Interestingly, MHADA Mumbai Board Chairman Madhu Chavan has said, those opposed to the redevelopment and unwilling to sign the agreement face eviction. After May 23, the date of declaration of Lok Sabha election results, the state will clear the MHADA resolution, he informed.
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