Uddhav to address demands of Dharavi residents tomorrow

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Mumbai, Mar 11 (UNI) Shiv Sena's executive president Uddhav Thackeray has taken up the issue of Dharavi's redevelopment and will fight for the demands put forth by residents of the slum cluster and address a meeting on 90 feet road, Dharavi, tomorrow.

Thackeray will address a meeting and will put forth the demands of the locals to the government, a release issued by the Dharavi Bachao Samiti said.

Dharavi has been in the news for being the largest slum in Asia and now is in the news for the various development projects in the area. There were many allegations made by the locals that the development in the area was not being done in a transparent manner and most of the benefits were being given to the moneyed people and the slumlords, who have been enjoying a considerable clout in the area.

According to the organisers of the meeting, Thackeray alongwith other Shiv Sena leaders Manohar Joshi, Vinayak Raut and opposition leader in the Maharashtra Assembly Ramdas Kadam will highlight the demands of the locals that include a 400 square feet residential plot instead of the 300 square feet area that the government has decided upon and a 14 feet height for all the commercial structures in the area once the redevelopment takes place.

Many other political parties including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Janta Dal and others have supported the demands of the locals and Shiv Sena has been raising the issue since the state government decided to redevelop the area jointly in a sector wise manner in association with private developers.

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