Not all residents in Shivaji Park are opposed to the proposed heritage precinct status to their area.
While a signature campaign is underway and political hoardings have cropped up to oppose the move, some residents have stood up against this "politically motivated" opposition, demanding heritage status to combat redevelopment.
"Granting heritage precinct status to Shivaji Park will ensure that skyscrapers do not crop up in an area that has historically been known for its quiet lanes, green cover and open spaces," said Ashok Rawat, member of Shivaji Park Advanced Locality Management.
"The area has immense historical, architectural and aesthetic value. All parameters essential for granting heritage status are embodied in Shivaji Park."
On July 31, the civic body published the proposed heritage list, which includes 868 additional structures and precincts, which are open to public suggestions.