Survey around Mumbai airport to be completed by Oct: CM

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A survey is being conducted to rehabilitate slum dwellers residing around the “vulnerable” Mumbai International airport, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

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Post the survey, all slum dwellers will be rehabilitated within two to three kilometres of their present residence, he informed the Legislative Council.

Fadnavis was replying to a Calling Attention motion moved by Congress MLC Janardhan Chandurkar, who, in a written statement, said the state government had taken the decision to rehabilitate slum dwellers in March 2015, but even after a year, no location was identified.

“There was a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister on April 29 this year regarding the issue where it was decided that rehabilitation will be completed on a 100-acre plot. But there was no location finalised for the project.

“On May 4, the government had issued notices to all slum dwellers about the survey being conducted which created confusion among the residents,” Chandurkar said.