Maha slum rehabilitation scheme: Railways discusses plan to hand over encroached plots to govt

SLUM DWELLERS who have encroached upon railway land in Mumbai and suburbs may be rehabilitated under the slum rehabilitation scheme, railway officials said on Friday.

According to officials, as Railways doesn’t have a policy to rehabilitate slum dwellers — it can neither rehabilitate encroachers on its own nor appoint any private developer to do the same — if the Maharashtra government wants to implement a rehabilitation scheme on a railway plot, it has to sign a lease agreement with the RLDA (Railway Land Development Authority).

A meeting in this regard was held between Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) officials and Union MoS Ramdas Athavale on Thursday. Following this Read More

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