BMC will build 7 buildings of 23 floors to rehabilitate people affected by the GMLR project

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will construct seven buildings of 23 floors each to rehabilitate Project Affected People (PAPs) by the ambitious Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR) project. The Mumbai civic body will construct these seven buildings along Lal Bahadur Shashtri (LBS) Marg, towards Kanjurmarg to house the approximately 800 families deemed eligible for rehabilitation.

The Goregaon – Mulund Link Road (GMLR) is a fourth major link, linking the eastern suburbs and the western suburbs, implemented in four phases. The 12.2 km GMLR with two tunnels will pass through Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)

According to officials, BMC said the construction of the project will impact families living in Khindipada area in Bhandup and Film City in Goregaon.

“For the construction of GMLR, the rehabilitation of about 660 resident families and 51 commercial structures and about 100 destitute families is required. For the rehabilitation of PAPs, the construction of seven land buildings plus 23 floors each is proposed on the land at LBS Marg, Kanjur (West) in ‘S’ Ward (Bhandup, Kanjurmarg and parts of Powai),” a BMC official said.

According to officials, the construction works of these buildings should start in 2022. A provision of Rs 100 crores is proposed for the rehabilitation of PAPs.

In the meantime, clearance from the Forestry Department is expected upon fulfillment of certain conditions. To propose mitigation measures, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) was appointed and a study of the effect on the biodiversity of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) during construction and operation of the tunnel was initiated .

In the fourth phase, works for an underpass over the Western Expressway at Oberoi Mall, Goregaon and a second level flyover over the Eastern Expressway at Airoli Junction will be undertaken.

Goregaon Mulund Link Road: Total length 12.2 KM

Total number of PAPs: 760

Budget allocated to the project in 2022-23 – Rs. 1300 crores

Budget allocated for the rehabilitation of PAPs in 2022-23 – Rs 100 crore

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Posted: Thursday February 10th 2022, 07:00 IST

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