An all-inclusive ‘DPR’ be drafted for Mahalakshmi Temple area : Subhash Desai

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Mumbai, Date. 17th: Temple trust and MHADA should jointly draft a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the development of the Mahalakshmi Temple area. Redevelopment of dangerous buildings, all the facilities for devotees and puja material sellers in the area should be considered in the development, suggested Industries Minister and Mumbai city district Guardian Minister Subhash Desai.

Shri. Desai visited and inspected the Mahalakshmi Temple and the area today.

Shri. Desai said that old buildings in the temple area could be renovated similar like Jariwala Mansion, giving additional FSI. He assured that the rights of the temple committee and locals would not be affected regarding old buildings. The government will be careful about that. Slum areas nearby the temple should be redeveloped in order to a well-planned development.

He further said that the backside area of the temple could be developed similar like Gate Way of India. That way devotees will have enough space to stride and temple can be connected with roads from all four sides. Proper care should be taken that the business of puja material seller will not be affected in this development. The option of connecting the temple’s backside area with the coastal road will also be thought over, said Shri. Desai.

Shri. Desai took Shri. Mahalakshmi Devi’s blessings. Temple committee welcomed Shri. Desai. Architect Mrs. Lamba gave the information on the blueprint of temple area development.

Collector Shivaji Jondhale, Corporator Sarita Patil, Chief Officer MHADA Slum Rehabilitation Shahaji Pawar, BMC Assistant Municipal Commissioner Vishwas Mote, temple committee trustee Vijay Gokhale, Vijay Gupchup, architect Abha Lamba were present at the time.