MHADA to send 125 BDD Chawl residents to transit camps

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) recently agreed to the terms of the BDD Chawl residents and will now rehabilitate the residents. Around 125 residents will be transferred to the transit camps

MHADA to send 125 BDD Chawl residents to transit camps

After months of opposition and disagreement, the residents of Worli’s BDD Chawl have finally made their peace with the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). With the mutual agreement between the two, now MHADA will rehabilitate 125 residents and will transfer them to transit camps after signing the agreement. Accordingly, a senior MHADA official has stated that these residents will be moved to the transit camps soon.

Due to trust issues between the residents and MHADA, the rehabilitation process had been stalled. More than 400 residents were living under dangerous circumstances at the chawl situated at N.M. Joshi Marg. MHADA had distributed agreement forms earlier and had provided them with a tenure of one month to sign the forms and submit them. But the majority of residents disagreed with MHADA officials and refused to sign the forms. 

However, due to the persistent efforts from MHADA’s Mumbai Board, the residents have started agreeing to the redevelopment project as the building is dangerous for living. With 125 residents agreeing to shift to the transit camps, the redevelopment project will witness a boost. Gradually, the residents have agreed to the agreement letters and have begun signing them.

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The senior official told Mumbai Live that more than 140 residents have been confirmed to have accepted to move to the transit camps. Meanwhile, BDD Chawl Redevelopment Coordination Committee President Krishnakant Nalge has agreed upon the same. He also clarified that the remaining residents will also come forward for rehabilitation, soon.

The MHADA officials have stated that the 125 residents will be provided with keys to the houses at the transit camps by Diwali or after Diwali. As some of the residents have already been provided with the keys, they will be celebrating the festival in the new flats.

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