Illegal structures: Project-hit not happy with cut- off date
CBD BELAPUR: The political leaders in the city are vying for credit over the announcement by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis that a government resolution will soon be introduced to regularise constructions of the project-affected built before 2012.
The PAP are upset at the state government announcing regularisation of illegal structures built before 2015 for the rest of the state, while the cut-off year for them is 2012.
Shiv Sena corporator and former Cidco director Namdeo Bhagat backed the project-affected.
“The PAP had to build needbased extensions because the promised 12.5% land was not given to them. Their constructions are on their own land and are not encroachments. How can we be happy with the government decision?” he said.
The chief minister’s announcement will benefit 20,000 projectaffected families. He had initially made the announcement in March last year. However, it was not formalized with the court asking for an impact assessment report of the area. Fadnavis has said the report will be ready in 15 days following which a GR will be issued.
The chief minister had recently announced that no action will be taken against illegal constructions in the state built before December 2015. This will benefit 6 lakh houses in the state.
These include over 60,000 structures in Pimpri Chinchwad.
In Navi Mumbai, over 50,000 slums and 150 buildings in Airoli will benefit.
“While those who have come from outside and those who have illegally encroached on government land and the land mafia will get relief, the sons of the soil who gave up their land for the develop- ment of the city are facing grave injustice,” said Bhagat.
Nilesh Patil, a PAP leader, said: “We have had enough of assurances and promises. Earlier too the regularization assurances have been given. First it was May 2007, but it was not implemented. The December 2015 date was given last year, yet action continued against us. The government should at least have extended the deadline to 2015.”
Sham Mhatre, a PAP leader, said: “The government cannot have two laws for the people of the state. Why this step motherly treatment to the PAP? If the injustice continues, the PAP of Uran, Panvel and Navi Mumbai will launch a massive agitation.”
The PAP had to build need-based extensions because the promised 12.5% land was not given to them. Their constructions are on their own land and are not encroachments. NAMDEO BHAGAT, Shiv Sena corporator