The state government has reiterated its resolve to get tough with the city’s textile mills like Bombay Dyeing, which are refusing to part with due share of land despite being redeveloped.
Labour minister Hassan Mushrif told the legislative assembly on Thursday that Bombay Dyeing (Prabhadevi) had not parted with one-third of the open land to be given to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), and another one-third to be given to the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada).
This is mandatory under state's development control regulations (DCR) for all mills undergoing redevelopment, whether private or belonging to the national textile corporation (NTC).
Mushrif was replying to a question raised by Jaykumar Gore.
Gore alleged that Bombay Dyeing mill was defunct. He said the government was misled as it was shown that the mill was still operational though it had been using most of its land for commercial purposes.
The minister said that only eight looms were being operated by 63 workers and Bombay Dyeing had paid all dues to the 1835 workers who had taken voluntary retirement.
Mushrif also said that the government would expedite efforts to recover land from the mills, including Bombay Dyeing, which have been delaying the land transfer.
Developer to be recalled: minister
State government will ask Abhini Developers who are redeveloping a group of housing societies in Ghatkopar to stop work on the rehabilitation project for violating norms. The developer has constructed a saleable component without
seeking government approval and did not maintain quality while constructing a rehabilitation component. This was informed by minister of state for housing Sachin Ahir. HTC