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Residents pave way for Santacruz-Chembur Link Rd

mumbai Updated: Nov 03, 2009 01:13 IST
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The last hurdle for the much-delayed Santacruz-Chembur Link Road will be resolved by this weekend.

Only 40 per cent of the link road is complete. The link road was supposed to be complete in 2008. Now the new deadline is May 2011.

The 164 families living in 13 Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) buildings at Tilak Nagar near Kurla will pave the way for the road.

They will sign memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) between November to 4 to 6.

Once the MoUs are signed, the MMRDA will be able to go ahead with the demolition of these buildings that come along the alignment of the link road.

“There was a misunderstanding as we were waiting for the MMRDA to call us and tell us the schedule,” said P. Raman, representing the tenants.

“Now everything has been cleared and we will be going in three groups on these three days,” he added.
The residents were to sign MoUs on October 29 but no one turned up.

“We had readied everything, including the demand draft for each flat owner, but they didn’t turn up. Now the process will restart,” said a MMRDA official involved in rehabilitating these project-affected people.

Each low-income group flat owner will get Rs 2,64,000 and middle-income group tenants will get Rs 3,36,000.
The displaced residents will be given alternate houses in the nearest MHADA building.

“They will be vacated as per the high court order,” said Dilip Kawatkhar, spokesperson for MMRDA.

Ninety-six residents of the same buildings have signed MoUs with MMRDA.