The violence started after Mohammad Rafique Sayyed, another slum resident, posted a video on his Facebook page on Thursday, criticising AIMIM corporator Gulnaz Qureshi and a builder appointed by the Slum Redevelopment Authority (SRA) to redevelop the slum colony in phases.
According to the department’s orders, the SRA will pay Rs 300 crore towards the expense, while the MHADA will bear a burden of another Rs 200 crore. The state government has also decided to dive into a dedicated funding line earmarked for building affordable housing for economically weaker sections to raise the remaining Rs 300 crore.
Devender Fadnavis said the project would be driven on requirements of the “bhoomi putra (sons of the soil)”. The aim is to complete the infrastructure within the next three to four years. The investment will start flowing in seven to eight years, he stated.