1,700 shanties in Bandra West demolished for urban renewal project aimed at slum rehabilitation.

1,700 shanties in Bandra West demolished for urban renewal project aimed at slum rehabilitation.

1,700 shanties in Bandra West demolished for urban renewal project aimed at slum rehabilitation.

Demolition of Shanties:
- Approximately 1,700 shanties in Bandra West were demolished for a slum rehabilitation project and high-rise towers.
- The multi-storied slum area, Shastri Nagar, had bordered platform 1 of Bandra station for decades.

Clearing of Land:
- Bulldozers and cranes cleared a 6-acre tract of land over the past two days.
- The plot will be used to build towers to rehabilitate 1,400 eligible slum families.

Remaining Families:
- The slum authority will decide the rehabilitation of the remaining 300 families.
- Raja Rahebar Khan, former corporator, provided this information.

Developer Involvement:
- Developer Pioneer will construct a tower in the sale component.
- An access road will be built, connecting the west end of Bandra station to Western Express Highway.

Project History:
- The rehabilitation project had been stalled since 2002.
- Locals and Khan approached courts to renew agreements under a new slum scheme with better benefits.

Transit Accommodation:
- The developer has been paying monthly rents for transit accommodation to eligible families since they vacated their shanties.

Legal and Administrative Actions:
- Slumdwellers had received multiple demolition notices from BMC for road widening.
- They signed an agreement with the builder in 2002, but government eligibility criteria changed over time.
- After court interventions, including the Supreme Court, the builder agreed to execute fresh agreements per the new rules.
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