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Maharashtra to regularise illegal buildings in Ulhasnagar

December 27, 2005 23:28 IST

The Maharashtra government Tuesday decided to regularise around 30,000 illegal buildings in Ulhasnagar town in Thane district which faced demolition in keeping with a high court directive.

The decision to regularise the buildings was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet in Mumbai, official sources said, bringing relief to thousands of families who were on the verge of being rendered homeless following the demolition drive against illegal buildings undertaken by local civic authorities.

Hearing a bunch of public interest litigations, the Bombay High Court had directed the civic body to demolish the unauthorised structures following which the people resorted to rail and rasta roko.

However, the residents under the leadership of local MLA Pappu Kalani urged the government to take a humanitarian view of the issue and help in regularising the unauthorised structures.

Noted jurist and former Union minister Ram Jethmalani had also appealed to the state government to regularise the structures. Most residents of Ulhasnagar belong to the Sindhi community and they urged the government to find a solution to the problem. Welcoming the government move, President of Bhartiya Sindhi Samaj Pradeep Bhavnani said the decision had spared the Sindhi community from being rendered homeless.

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Sub: regularisation of ulhasnagar buildings

good luck and best wishes to maharashtra govt. other govts should follow. when jhugis are demolished alternative accommodations is given and even whole colonies unathorised ...

Posted by gulabrai

Sub: Ulhasnagar bldgs. to be legalised.....

The Maharashtra Govt. & The High Court is not doing any 'MEHERBANI' on people of Ulhasnagar. It is their duty & responsiblity towards the society. ...

Posted by chandrashekar

Sub: Ulhasnagar Bldgs to be legalised

Considering 30,000 families residing in those buildings it is a nice move by the government.But i feel the govt. should also punish the builders and ...

Posted by Sachin



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