Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis puts BMC’s open spaces policy on hold

In a note, he said, “Mumbai residents have several doubts in their minds about the open spaces policy. There is a fear that reserved open spaces could be usurped because of the policy.”

Two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party, after initial flip flops, backed the Shiv Sena when the latter approved a new open spaces policy, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday put the policy on hold after major public resistance.

Fadnavis has instructed Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to revisit the policy considering public opinion and present a report. In a note, he said, “Mumbai residents have several doubts in their minds about the open spaces policy. There is a fear that reserved open spaces could be usurped because of the policy.”

The chief minister also instructed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to immediately take back the over 200 plots that were given out for maintenance and the contract period for which was over, as well as other plots reserved as recreational grounds and playgrounds. “Ensure that these plots are available for residents of Mumbai to use and submit a report after reviewing the policy,” Fadnavis said in a remark note.

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