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Save Or Spaces

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Shri  Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister

Facts: 1) In 2002 the corporation moved courts to get its Open Spaces back from Matoshree Arts and Sports Club in Jogeshwari and Kamala Vihar Sports Club in Kandivali, for not handing back public property, reserved for recreational purposes, to the corporation – the actual  owner. These Open Spaces have not been retrieved.
2) In January 2016 the CM ordered that BMC must take back all Open Spaces given to private parties in various guises. Nearly two years later BMC does not have the guts to recover 29 properties which have been usurped by powerful politicians.

Our corporators have shamelessly passed an ‘abduction policy’ to create private third party interests in public spaces and deprive citizens.

This will lead to depriving the poorest of their property by fraudulently gifting it to private parties. This is an Open Policy for Corruption and Abduction.

We are making an appeal to your conscience to order this ‘Abduction Policy’ to be dumped. You are an honourable man and we trust you to safeguard our interests.

In ten years BMC has not been able to come up with an Open Space Policy and has therefore proposed an interim policy. It is a simple task if public interest is held paramount. We are giving the essential elements of such a policy :

1.      No third party rights to be created on public properties.

2.      Private citizen groups to be given the authority to decide the designing

of public spaces and their use in consultation with BMC officials.

3.      These groups also will audit the actual maintenance of the grounds.


Please reject this fraud and order the Municipal Commissioner to frame a new policy with the above criterion. Thanking you and trusting you will let your conscience lead you to the right decision,

Yours truly

Shailesh Gandhi 

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