The Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sent out 815 notices to demolish structures that stand in the way of the intended 90-foot road in the Development Plan (DP); therefore, the Chandivali residents’ hunger strike is still going strong as of August 20. When this road is finished, traffic from Chandivali to Khairani Marg in Powai is going to be less congested, and the people of Chandivali will have a different transportation option.
By providing a different route for transit, the road hopes to lessen traffic congestion. The project will be carried out in two stages and should make it easier for locals to go to Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road. The development of the project is viewed as a success by the locals, who had protested against it.
This will be among the BMC’s largest demolition projects. According to Dhanaji Herlekar, assistant commissioner for L ward, “almost all the projects are residential, intruding on private properties belonging to Nahar developers. We made three attempts to evict the encroachers on the land after the Supreme Court (SC) ordered us to do so”.
“The slum residents went to court and received an injunction. Now, the court has once again imposed the orders,” continued Herlekar.
The matter is currently being resolved after the encroachers were notified. Any relevant documents must be presented, and after the papers have been reviewed, a speaking order will be granted. According to him, the BMC will not rehabilitate them because they are not liabilities of the BMC.
“The project’s work will be done in two stages. When the first phase of road development at the Nahar site is completed”, the officials said, “the second phase of construction will start on the property owned by the Shipping Corporation of India”. The second phase of construction will begin on the property held by the Shipping Corporation of India when the road development at the Nahar site is finished in the first phase.
The Union government owns the land parcel where the Shipping Corporation of India is situated. The municipal organisation stated in a newsletter published on Friday that the procedure to acquire the plot of land from them is in progress.
The technical components of the project are completed.
This project’s technical components are complete, and the tendering process has started. Between 80 and 90 construction sites are going to be affected by the proposed DP road placement in Chandivali. The BMC, however, has sent out 815 notices directing the elimination of the damaged building from private property and the road alignment. Additionally, Chandivali’s location is currently being transferred from the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) of the Central Government. Once the property has been handed over and the damaged buildings have been removed, the planned road work will begin.
The proposed 800-metre-long, 90-foot-wide route will provide a significant amount of traffic relief for Chandivali’s inhabitants once it is completed.
When it is finished, the locals will have a better way to access JVLR from Chandivali Farm Road. They would have access to Powai and the eastern and western suburbs via the road.
“It’s a big win for the citizens,” said Mandeep Singh of the Chandivali Citizens’ Welfare Association (CCWA), in response to the BMC’s decision to build the 90-foot DP road. The BMC is expected to complete the project as quickly as possible. “We want to thank everyone who contributed to our campaign twice. We appreciate HT for raising our profile”.