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Mumbai, Jun 17 (UNI) The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is leaving no stone unturned in rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) of 18,000 project affected persons (PAP), spread across 20 localities in different areas.

The MMRDA is laying special emphasis on registration of the 175 affected buildings, which come under the purview of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP), a MMRDA release issued here today said.

''The registration with Deputy Registrars (Co-operative Society) is in progress,'' MMRDA PR Joint Project Director Dilip Kawathkar said.

So far, MMRDA has rehabilitated the PAPs at Majas, Kanjurmarg, Nahur, Mankhurd, Wadala, Kopari Aagar and at various locations in Vashi Naka.

Till May 2008, the MMRDA's post Resettlement and Rehabilitation department had successfully completed the registration of 144 affected buildings. For the remaining buildings, while formalities regarding reservation of names for registration have been completed, work on the remaining areas is in progress.

Under the R&R scheme of MMRDA, a maintenance fund of Rs 1,000 is given to each tenement. Nearly Rs 85 lakh were disbursed to the 91 societies till May 2008, towards maintenance fund.

This fund will be used for maintenance works like electricity supply, property tax, water bill, daily maintenance and repairing.

MMRDA is also undertaking registration of interest from year 2006 to January 2008 on the maintenance fund for the R&R buildings, which were registered by the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA, MHADA).

At the end of June 2008, interest amounting to Rs 1.86 crore would be given to the registered buildings.

With the help of SPARC, SRA and Tata Consultancy Services, MMRDA is undertaking the work of registration, distribution of maintenance fund to keep the surroundings clean and also internal works, Mr Kawathkar said.

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