Il­le­gal struc­tures: Project-hit not happy with cut- off date

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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

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