Ahead of BMC Elections 2022, MVA starts completing Rehabilitation Projects in the slums of the city

by Web Desk | Published: 21 Oct 2021

Ahead of BMC Elections 2022, MVA starts completing Rehabilitation Projects in the slums of the city
Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections 2022, the slum rehabilitation projects in the city of Mumbai are going to be started soon as the directives from Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has come. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government consisting of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), looks forward to introducing a comprehensive policy to conclude the projects soon. 
This decision came out after the meeting was held by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who took an extensive look at the status of all the projects of the rehabilitation work in the state as well as central lands. A total of 380 slum rehabilitation work has not been completed yet due to many reasons one of it being financial. 
“We are framing policies in such a way that, and look forward that those policies are well framed ahead of the Diwali festival, approaching in the next month. These policies will be game-changing and most of the slum dwellers will be the beneficiaries of it,” stated Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad. 
In the meeting, it was decided that the hiring process of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) will be appointing developers through tenders, for the completion of the projects which were struck for a very long time. The Bombay high Court on Wednesday nodded for a rehabilitation project of a slum that was at pause for nearly 27 years. Taking this decision, the Bombay High Court declared that the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) should not be biased with any developers. 
Looking at the status of the projects of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), it is noticed that out of the total 380 slums, the work of the 230 slums is stalled due to financial problems, 59 for lack of rent payment to slum dwellers, 33 stalled due to internal disputes, 11 due to some underlying court cases and 47 due to not getting No Objection Certificate(NOC). 
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