slums-1Just two years for elections and proliferation of slums seems to be gaining momentum. Several areas in Koperkhairane are witnessing an increase in illegal slums. Clearly inaction by CIDCO and NMMC is the reason why there is illegal encroachment in KK within every 200 meters. When one visits the slums comes the shocker. NMMC has given all the illegal slums water connections. And MSEDC’s D P boxes are being used for power supply as well day in and day out. Think of the times MSEDC comes at your door steps to disconnect power supply even when you have paid your bills like a law abiding citizens and the same MSEDC misses out on such illegal consumption of electricity. The visuals you are watching are from Sec 5, in Koperkhairane. Locals who were hesitant to speak on camera informed us that illegal activity like illegal liquor business and gambling activities are conducted from within the slums. Locals say that such illegal activities including flesh trade are being done with no fear at the Shankar Mhatre Chawl. And guarded by local heavyweights so that the media does not get through to capture the activities. Some concerned locals are praying that not just NMMC and CIDCO raze down the illegal slums but even the police control the illegal activities happening here. With cameraperson Gyaneshwar Mali, Rajeev Mishra for Navi Mumbai News.


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