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Activists hammer plan to create Manori, Gorai as tourism zone

May 24, 2016 | By

The Bombay Catholic Sabha has restricted the new advancement arrangement (DP) for Manori-Gorai-Uttan locale.


The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is the uncommon arranging power for the zone, has proposed its improvement as a diversion and tourism zone.

The BCS, in an official statement, said the DP will have long haul repercussions on the earth and neighborhood populace. “It is an eco-touchy zone with half under mnagroves and salt dish. The beach front street and ocean connections will decimate the flawless town vibe of the area. Local people stand to lose their homes and occupations the same number of angling exercises are being done for quite a long time,” said Gordon D’Souza, president.

Godfrey Pimenta of the Bombay East Indian Association said the arrangement would prompt the district turning into a solid wilderness. “Numerous developers have as of now bought lands in the zone. It will just fuel land advancement. Individuals who are occupied with angling and cultivating will fall simple prey to land sharks,” he said.

Pimenta said individuals from the East Indian people group had obtained four sections of land with a thought of setting up an East Indian legacy town and 42 individuals had contributed Rs 3 lakh each. “We needed to advance tourism by reproducing an average East Indian town with an exhibition hall et al. We had even set up a proposition before the administration to give us appropriate street access to before the arrangement was authorized. Nothing has happened. This unmistakably demonstrates for whose advantage the state authorized an arrangement,” he said.

Lourdes D’Souza, individual from the Dharavi Bet Bachao Samiti said they would contradict the arrangement like there’s no tomorrow. “The beach front street and the extensions will annihilate the anglers’ jobs. The water bodies that are being proposed for entertainment reasons for existing are being utilized for household use. We don’t have faucet water, we utilize the talao water for washing. These talaos were made by our progenitors,” she said.

D’Souza said the samiti will meet on Tuesday and keep in touch with the legislature against the DP, she said.

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