Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Govt gives nod for Rs 10,000-cr development plan for Mumbai airport
By TBM Staff | Mumbai
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
The Maharashtra government has given approval to the development plan for Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai. The gazette notification for the interim development plan, which was to be implemented between 2010 and 2013, was issued last week. The project is estimated to cost Rs 10,000 crore and includes development of terminals, airside and part of landside, Clara Lewis reported in The Times of India. The plan does not include drains, metro, etc. "Maintenance, augmentation, development of city-level infrastructure networks and services, and related future projects within CSIA-notified area need to be funded by local authorities, the state government and private agencies,'' the plan states.

Only slums spread over 104 acres on the Eastern side will be shifted for expansion of the aeronautical area. This area is spread over Kurla, Kirol, Mohili and Asalfa. A major portion is to be developed as green open space, particularly along and below the flight path.

There is a question mark over the shifting of those residing in the slums as the airport developer cancelled its agreement with Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) last week. HDIL was to construct flats for the rehabilitation of the slum dwellers. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had appointed HDIL, and will now have to take a decision on who will build the flats.

With the slums unlikely to be shifted at least till after elections, MIAL sources said it would partially affect Phase II of the plan, especially the construction of the South-East pier (aerobridges). Phase I (South-West pier) will be completed by the year end, said sources.