Governor’s intervention sought to stop east coast, salt pan development in Mumbai

[] Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, has sought the Maharashtra governor’s intervention, against the central government’s plans to throw open salt pans and land belonging to the Mumbai Port Trust, to private developers

The Shiv Sena’s youth wing chief, Aaditya Thackeray, met Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on November 2, 2016 and sought his intervention, to stop the centre from monetising the eastern coast of the city, by selling off the land belonging to the Mumbai Port Trust to private developers.

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“Mumbai’s east coast is about 1,800 acres of land. The central government seeks to monetise the land for residential and commercial purposes. The land is three times the size of the defunct textile mill lands and eight times the length of Marine Drive. It could be developed into a lush green open space with a promenade, rather than allowing builders and land sharks to grab the land in the garb of housing,” Thackeray said, in his letter submitted to the governor.

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He sought the governor’s intervention, to ensure that the current residents of the area are heard and the city’s needs are be kept in view, rather than handing over the land to builders. “Constructing on salt pan lands and the east coast, will only add to the woes of the city,” he stated.

Thackeray also opposed the proposal to set up a metro car shed in the northern suburbs, saying that it would endanger the bio-diversity in Aarey Colony. The car shed location could be easily shifted to a nearby private golf course, he said, requesting the governor to intervene and prevent the city from getting ‘killed’.

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