CM urges C-Ward residents to exercise caution

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Mumbai, Feb 15 (UNI) Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has urged residents of C-Ward here to exercise caution before consenting to proposals by private organisations for redeveloping the area.

The residents must exercise such a caution till the time a Planning Authority has been established to oversee the implementation of the redevelopment project, Mr Deshmukh told a delegation led by South Mumbai Lok Sabha member Milind Deora which called upon him today.

The Chief Minister's said this in response to the delegation's request that a government nodal agency be appointed to overlook and monitor the project, a release issued by Mr Deora here today said.

The monitoring agency will not only oversee the project but protect residents of the area from coercion and enticements from developers, and instill confidence, the delegation told the Chief Minister.

It added that large portion of the area would be affected by Coastal Regulatory Zones (CRZ) and reserved spaces were also home to a number of places of worship and heritage sites.

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