Slum encroachments from footpaths of 72 roads have been cleared till January this year and 3,253 slumdwellers have been rehabilitated.
Rajendra Bhosale, deputy municipal commissioner (special), said, "Some repair work needs to be carried out in the properties handed over to us by the MMRDA. This could delay our work. But, we aim to complete it by May."
Under phase one that concluded in 2009, pavements of 20 main roads were cleared of slum encroachments. Pavements of 125 roads were to be cleared under the phase two. Till January, 52 roads have been cleared.