No more hurdles for Dharavi redevelopment project

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Mumbai: The Bombay High court on Monday has cleared all the hurdles for Dharavi redevelopment projects while dismissed dismissed a PIL challenging the Maharashtra government’s decision to appoint Mhada to redevelop one part of the sprawling slum.
However, the bench of justices comprising Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar has refused stay the government’s decision to hand over sector 5 to Mhada for redevelopment.
An affidavit of housing department submitted to court by assistant government pleader Milind More cited that, “The decision to hand over Sector 5 to Mhada is considered as a public project and after considering its success, the state will be in a position to consider the development of the rest of the area.’’
Across the Asia Dharavi known for the biggest slum in the continent spread over 592 acres, approx 377 acres of land has taken for redevelopment and there are plans to rehabilitate over 59,000 families n 300 sq ft flats. Whereas, in the current years first quarter government has decided to provide free housing to around 2000 slum dwellers on the basis of levying transfer fees.

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