BMC will control Gorai-Manori while Uttan, Pali, Chowk, Tarodi and Dongari areas will fall under Mira-Bhayander limits. The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Authority (MMRDA) is no longer the special planning authority for aforementioned areas.
MMRDA was roped in to prepare the development plan for these areas. The plan was heavily opposed by the locals in large numbers. The MMRDA, locals alleged, was usurping farmers' lands. The locals had launched a protest against MMRDA.
After a hard fought battle for six years, the locals have triumphed and the Gorai and Manori areas will now be under the jurisdiction of the BMC, according to Dilip Kavathkar, (PRO) MMRDA.