Aaditya says over a lakh Dharavi residents would be ineligible, relocated | Mumbai news - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Aaditya says over a lakh Dharavi residents would be ineligible, relocated

Apr 13, 2024 09:14 AM IST

Aaditya said those who live in the slums have their livelihoods around the place and it would be injustice to relocate them to benefit Adani

Mumbai: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of hatching a plan to declare over one lakh Dharavi residents as ineligible for housing and relocate them to saltpan areas of Vasai-Virar and Mulund in order to profit Adani.

Aaditya says over one lakh Dharavi residents would be declared ineligible and relocated
Aaditya says over one lakh Dharavi residents would be declared ineligible and relocated

Aaditya was speaking at a rally in Dharavi while campaigning for Anil Desai, Shiv Sena (UBT) candidate from Mumbai South Central. He said those who live in the slums have their livelihoods around the place and it would be injustice to relocate them to benefit Adani, who received the Dharavi Redevelopment Project as a gift from the state government.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

“To ensure huge profits to Adani over one lakh residents of Dharavi will be labelled as ineligible residents. Then they will be sent to the areas like Vasai-Virar and Mulund,” said Aaditya. He also said that saltpan land will be used for rehabilitation and that would not be good for the environment.

The Dharavi Redevelopment Project Pvt. Ltd. (DRPPL), a joint venture between the Government of Maharashtra and the Adani Group, categorically refutes the baseless allegations levelled by Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aditya Thackeray on Friday. “We would like to reiterate our commitment to turning Dharavi into a model of urban rejuvenation. All Dharavikars, whether eligible or not, will get new homes. They will be provided with key-to-key solutions, and will move into new homes directly instead of being housed in transit camps.” states the statement by DRPPL. It also refuted the allegations of favouritism and claimed that the company was selected on the basis of merit.

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Stay updated with all the Breaking News and Latest News from Mumbai. Click here for comprehensive coverage of top Cities including, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and more across India. Stay informed on the latest happenings in World News.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On