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BUILDERS TO BENEFIT FROM THE REHABILITATION OF SLUMS NEAR PIPELINES

builder-to-benefit-3Giving the sake of the order passed by the High Court, BMC is finding ways to fill their treasury. In response to a PIL filed in High Court, an order was passed to remove the slums established in adjacent to water pipelines. According to BMC records, around 15000 slums fall under this category and that measure would be taken to remove them. However, BMC’s decision of allotting rehabilitation land to private developers are raised few eyebrows. BMC is going to allot land to private developers on certain specifications under which, BMC would get the benefit of TDR. The Additional Commissioner also added that they have allotted two such lands to private developers receiving Rs. 6 Crores in return as premium. However, he did not provide any information about the land allotted or the area of the land. The Additional Commissioner also did not feel necessary to inform as to how many slums will be rehabilitated on the land and if the slum dwellers would be able to pay maintenance charges of the building. The muteness of the administration hints at benefits for the developers. With cameraperson Ravi Nikam, Rajeev Mishra for NMTV News.

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