MMRDA clarification on the PAP's suicide attempt

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Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI) The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has clarified that Umesh Tulsinath Bhakale, who had allegedly attempted to commit suicide at its premises on October 16 by claiming to be a project-affected person, is not eligible for commercial accommodation to run his sari business.

According to the facts of the case, Bakale (ID no-73- SRA, 2005), a project affected person under the Phase I of the widening of Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road, was given permanent accommodation at the Room No three, R &R building No 15 A at Majas, Jogeshwari on February 16, 2006. The said accommodation measures 161 sq ft.

Earlier, he used to stay in a slum.

On March five this year, he made an application with the Slum Rehabilitation Authority's (SRA) Grievance Committee stating that he was not given temporary accommodation to run his sari shop.

During the hearing on May six, which he attended, Bakale furnished documents such as electricity bill, ration card, voter's identification card and BMC Gumasta 2003, which were verified by the committee.

Based on the basic social and economic survey reference conducted by the SRA in 2005, the committee found that Bakale was eligible for residential accommodation, for which he was already granted permanent accommodation. Hence, the committee ruled that he is not eligible for commercial accommodation, a MMRDA release said here today.


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