Fifteen shanties in Kurar in Malad (East), were demolished by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Saturday afternoon, with the help of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to make way for the Kurar metro station.
MMRDA in a statement said all residents were given alternate accommodation before demolition of the shanties, along with the prior notice, of over 10 days.
In a statement on Saturday, MMRDA said, “All removed huts were given alternate accommodation before demolition. Some were given alternate accommodation 10 days ago. The demolition was carried out by BMC. It is for the proposed Kurar metro station.”
Makarand Dagadkhair, assistant commissioner of the P/North civic ward said, “The demolition was undertaken by MMRDA. The BMC had only provided manpower and machinery. A high court order regarding the case was given in MMRDA’s favour on Friday, following which, we were intimated about the demolition. 15 shanties were removed, near Pushpa Park, for the proposed metro station there.”