Meanwhile, the new development plan did not map slums on the sheets. It said the state government had already tasked the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) with this role.
State party spokesperson Sachin Sawant even alleged that the ruling BJP was eyeing “election funds” from the town planning exercise.
Government planners have also adopted a co-living and working formula of sorts, which is expected to have maximum impact in the island city.
Urbanist Sulakshana Mahajan also pointed out that the Development Plan has failed to offer solutions to the major problems that Mumbai faces.
Sources said between the publication of the draft plan and the government sanction, which came on Tuesday, there were over 100 cases where applications or recommendations for deletion of public open space reservations were made.
Mehta’s most illustrious assignment so far is said to be the decade that he spent in the energy sector.
“He will not be addressing any gathering for a few days,” a senior civic official said.
Around 25,000 letters have been received on the draft plan so far.
The draft development plan (DP) 2034 had also invited the ire of Pali Hill residents with 2,000 objection letters.
Ambedkar really wanted: ‘providing facilities for students’, ‘imparting education… to weaker sections’.
Residents not earmarked in the proposed land use maps accompanying the draft DP.
However, a committee has been set up by CM to review the plan, the last date for suggestions and objections continues to be April 24, unless a further extension is granted.
According to study, 24 Agiary sites or Parsi fire temples, notified under heritage category, have also been kept out.
Reduction in accessible open spaces ‘detrimental’ to city, say experts.
No corresponding provision to augment road network, water pipelines, sewage lines.