Finally, you will be allowed to have a say in planning your city’s development.
Immense pressure from citizen groups and activists has forced the BMC to permit the public to scrutinise its recently completed existing land use (ELU) survey.
The survey, conducted by a BMC-appointed consultant, has classified land use across the city and will form the basis of the new development plan, which will come into effect in 2014.
BMC chief Sitaram Kunte said: “By October 20, we will put up the ELU maps at every ward so people can inspect them. We will put them up online too. We plan to have a designated email address for citizens to write to us with their observations.”
Over the past one month, HT has published a series of reports highlighting the discrepancies and mistakes found in the ELU survey by the city-based Urban Design Research Institute.