Mumbai – The 1800 acre land of the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) will also be developed along with the city of Mumbai. Taking this into consideration, the MbPT workers and officers should be given permanent houses in the MbPT land, demanded S. K. Shetye and Sudhakar Apraj, president of MbPT Dock and General Employees Union and MbPT trustee respectively, in a memorandum submitted to Nitin Gadkari, Union Transport Minister, and Sanjay Bhatia, chairman of MbPT.
The MbPT Dock and General Employees Union has been demanding this from long but the government has taken no concrete decision in this regard.
A meeting of all workers was organized in the union’s office in Dockyard East on Saturday. After this meeting, all the unions of dockyard workers have unanimously decided to seek housing facilities for them on the MbPT land. These workers have also demanded to submit another memorandum to Gadkari and Bhatia in coming days.
As the dockyard workers have contributed in the development of MbPT, they should be given permanent houses, they expect.