Updates from Mahul

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  • In the detailed order dated 8th August 2018, Bombay High court, has ordered the Government of Maharashtra to either relocate the Tansa Pipeline Affected Persons to a better place or compensate them enough so as to enable them to rent a house in Mumbai. The Bombay HC has asked the government to decide on one of the two options latest by 1st of October.
  • 1st October 2018

Residents of Mahul did not get any decision from the government till date. They have written to their respective MLAs way before requesting them to resolve the issues of their rehabilitation. After receiving no words from any of the MLAs, the residents have decided to do gherao of MLAs outside their residents/office to ask what have their government done to resolve the issue of rehabilitation especially on the lines of directions given by the HC.

  • 2nd October 2018

Angry Mahul residents hit the streets and gheraoed the fives MLAs outside their residence and offices. They have approached Prakash Mehta, Ghatkopar (East) (BJP); Ram Kadam Ghatkopar (West), BJP; Parag Alavani, Andheri (West), BJP; Sanjay Potnis Santacruz  Kalina, Shivsena and Trupti Sawant, Bandra Shiv Sena.

They found their representatives running away from backdoors. Ram Kadam of BJP openly bluffed the protestors. He sent words through the Assistant Commissioner of Police, that he would address the public but later it was found that he escaped from the back door of the building. In Bandra, when the residents approached Trupti Sawant of Shiv Sena outside her residence, she sent words of her unwillingness to meet the residents even when she was present in her house. Similarly, no MLA showed up to have a dialogue with the aggrieved residents.

  • 2nd October 2018

Evening 6 pm

Residents of Mahul held a dhikkar sabha (assembly to damn) to damn the behaviour of these MLAs and also to decide their next course of action.

  • 14th October 2018

All representatives including parties in power (BJP and Shiv Sena) were invited to respond to the queries of residents of Mahul related to the extremely unhealthy living condition due to toxic surrounding including air and water in the area. To ask the elected representative about their corrective measures taken by them to implement the order of the High Court.

People kept waiting for the MLAs from 5 pm to 8 pm but only two of them turned up gave usual promises and left without giving any concrete solution.

 

 

  • 20th October 2018 

The residents of Mahul gheraoed the house of Uddhav Thackeray, 

President of Shiv Sena, requested him to meet and address the grievances of the project affected people, to which he did not agree. Even after waiting for 3 to 4 hours he failed to show up. At last, they handovered the signed petition requesting his urgent intervention on the issues to the DCP Rajendra Patil.

25th October 2018

National Green Tribunal fined MPCB Rs. 1 Crore

National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered MPCB on 17th July 2018 to file an inspection report on  Mahul, Ambapada village and chemical industries in the area and submit it within 90 days. On 30 August 2018 instead submitting report MPCB had asked for the extension. NGT denied the extension and ordered to submit the report before 17th October 2018.

On the day of the hearing, that is 25th October 2018, MPCB failed to submit the report and again requested for the extension. NGT then has fined MPCB with Rs. 1 crore for this delay in submission of the report.