Maharashtra CM promises bigger homes for slum dwellers

by Web Desk | Updated: 2017-02-19

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis chose the finale election rally to announce bigger homes for slum dwellers through SRA schemes, special plan for the redevelopment of Koliwadas, and a policy to regularise people settled on forest land in the city.
Addressing a rally at Somaiya grounds at Chunnabhati on Saturday evening, Fadnavis said that slum dwellers will get 305sqft of homes from the current allotment of 269sqft. “So far Marathi manoos was being evicted from his house under the name of SRA project, from now on the government will undertake these projects so that the original owners of the house are not troubled at all,” said Fadnavis in a half filled ground.
He also made many populists announcement like a plan for the redevelopment of Koliwadas in the city and also slums settled on forest land and the airport land will be settled at the same spot.
Kolis are the original inhabitants of the city and all political parties have always tried to woo them with different announcements.
“We have got permissions to construct 50,000 homes at the airport land so that the slums there can be rehabilitate there,” said Fadnavis.
He also said that people living on forest land will be resurveyed and people living there will be rehabilitate at the same spot.
Fadnavis also targeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, saying that his speeches are like covering fire, they are meant to confuse than convince the voters.
“All through the election campaigns, I have been waiting for the Thackeray to talk about development and project, but he spoke only about emotional issues to divert attention from his incompetency,” said Fadnavis.