MHADA residents on indefinite hunger strike
Bandra- Residents of MHADA buildings in Ghatkopar have launched an indefinite strike at the MHADA headquarters from 2 January.
The residents say they have been agitating to get their buildings, which are 50 to 60 years old, repaired by MHADA. Their complaints have however not been heard. The residents resorted to a relay hunger strike from 26 December last year, but the move has not attracted official attention. The agitated residents have not resorted to an indefinite strike to focus attention on their problems.
The agitating residents say the decision of housing stock by MHADA, introduced by the government in 2008, and abruptly dropped in 2010, has put a spanner in the works of the redevelopment process.
MHADA buildings at Ghatkopar are around 50 to 60 years old and are in very bad condition, and the residents residing there are at risk, they claim. The MHADA's housing development board is yet to implement its redevelopment policy. The residents say they have written to CM Devendra Fadnavis about this. So far, however, they are yet to get any relief.