Excluded from Kalyan - Dombivali Municipal Corporation and left without facilities, these 27 villages will know their fate before 15th August 2010.
Once the blue prints for the infrastructure and facilities are ready, these villages will open new doors which will lead them to ultimate progress and prosperity. It will also reduce illegal construction works in these villages.
Since Kalyan - Dombivali main city areas were congested the corporation thought of developing projects in these 27 villages but faced strong opposition from villagers and leaders who formed “Sanghursh Samiti” because many villagers and farmers were losing their land.
This organization stressed the fact that such villages should be removed from the jurisdiction of Corporation.
Subsequently, these 27 villages were temporarily released from the jurisdiction but they had to pay a high price and found themselves at extreme loss. The Corporation faced some financial losses due to closure of medical facilities, housing schemes, etc.
But the Gram panchayat rule there couldn’t cope with the demand and supply situation due to lack of resources and funds.
Due to lack of Planning Authority, the residents of these villages started constructing illegal buildings and the government received many complaints about the same.
Ultimately, in 2006, MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) was given the responsibility to plan the development of these 27 villages and eradicate the booming illegal constructions. But, since MMRDA has its office at Mumbai the villagers never cared to obtain requisite permissions and continued their illegal constructions.
In the meanwhile, MMRDA appointed a private firm for planning and development of these villages. Now, this agency is ready with its study reports and will be submitting it on Independence Day, as confirmed by Mr. Prakash Mhatre - member of Zilla Parishad.
Once these blue-prints are approved the development of these 27 villages will be carried out, only as per the plan.