Mumbai’s Draft DP got 84 thousand suggestions
The draft Development Plan (DP) 2034 released this May has received around 84,000 suggestions and objections, and not around 13,000 as the BMC has claimed, an RTI query has revealed.
This data was obtained by the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, where it scrutinized the BMC’s inward register and claimed to have found multiple letters, which were all uniquely signed with same or similar content. The BMC, though, clubbed all similar letters together and made single entries.
“In several cases, we found that the suggestions and objections received in one case were similar to a few hundred more submitted by the same group. Therefore, the multiple entries were counted as one. It is important to ensure that every party is given a hearing, which would be done,” said Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner.