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BMC Admits to major errors in Mumbai’s land use maps

Kunal Purohit, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 18, 2013
First Published: 01:05 IST(18/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:08 IST(18/8/2013)

Eleven months after Hindustan Times first reported how there could be serious errors in the existing land use (ELU) maps prepared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the civic body has admitted to massive errors.

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In a report detailing its findings on the objections raised by citizens in these maps, it said there were more than 560 parcels of land in the city, which had been wrongly marked in these maps.

Earlier, dismissing HT’s reports, the civic body had taken a stand that there were no errors in these maps.

A number of citizen groups had raised 3,000-odd objections to these maps. While it is difficult to quantify the exact area that was wrongly mapped, one parcel of land includes more than one plot.

The BMC acknowledged a few of the errors that HT had pointed out through its reports. Right from marking Juhu’s famous Prithvi theatre wrongly as a residential plot to marking the Metro Rail yard as just another under construction plot, it has corrected several errors in its report.


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