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CAG slams Maharashtra govt for failure to relocate slum-dwellers from airport land

The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) and the Housing Department of Maharashtra failed to shift slum-dwellers from the airport land here even ten years after a private builder was given the job of building alternative tenements for them, the CAG has said. Slums still occupy the airport land, “which continue to pose a grave security threat”, the Comptroller and Auditor General said in its report, tabled before the Maharashtra legislature. The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) had entrusted the task of rehabilitation of some 80,000 families living on Airport land to Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) in 2007. “Though (some of) the tenements were ready for rehabilitation, SRA had not taken the possession of these tenements from the builder due to non-finalisation of the list of eligible slum dwellers,” said the report.

Source : ET Realty