Dharavi slums revamp is in the news and nothing was done so far. But the latest development is that the State Government has to invite global tenders for the revamp work. It is a step in the right direction as this work is overdue for a very long time. Bureaucrats and politicians visit Dharavi slum for vote and play vote bank politics and do nothing to facelift the area. Even the cine actors are earning crores of rupees through the fan following from the slums but they did not care to spend even a lakh of rupees for the benefit of the people staying there. Thus the place is meant for the benefit for such kind of people and no useful purpose is served for slum dwellers. The Khans can adopt slums like Dharavi and Mankhurd and do a world of good for the welfare of the people small colonies adjoining the slum. Now the State Government has taken an initiative and it is in the beginning stage of inviting global tenders. We have hope that better council will prevail and no one will spoilsport to stop the welfare work if everything goes well as per plan.
S. Abhishek Ramaswamy
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