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Six city colleges are on commercial land

mumbai Updated: Oct 16, 2012 01:00 IST
Kunal Purohit
Kunal Purohit
Hindustan Times
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They may be some of the city’s leading educational institutes, but the plots that the JJ School of Arts, KC College, St Xavier’s College, Jai Hind College, Institute of Science and Siddharth College are located on have been marked as commercial plots in the existing land use (ELU) survey.

The ELU survey, conducted by a civic body-appointed consultant and available on its website, will form the basis for the new development plan (DP), which will come into effect in 2014. The DP is the blueprint for the city’s development for the next 20 years.

The correct land usage classification for these six plots, all in the BMC’s A-ward, would be ‘educational amenities’. If corrections are not made in the ELU survey, these plots could be misused in the future.

Despite repeated attempts, BMC chief Sitaram Kunte and Rajiv Kuknur, chief engineer of DP department, did not respond. Rahul Shewale, chairperson, civic standing committee, said the survey must be done again.