Hiranandani Constructions Chairman Niranjan Hiranandani welcomed the Chief Minister’s decision on privately-held forest land in Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has taken a positive decision – he has signed the file that proposed withdrawal of 18 review petitions against the development of privately-held forest land in Mumbai. This has come as a relief to over 5 lakh homes in the city's suburban areas, which have otherwise been termed illegal since the 1960s.
Niranjan Hiranandani, Chairman, Hiranandani Constructions welcomed the Chief Minister’s decision. Commenting on the issue of ‘privately-held forest land’, Niranjan Hiranandani said, “It was an artificially-made problem”.
He went to say that all the affected properties were never actually finally notified as forest lands. “Due to a quirk of bureaucratic paperwork, all this became so-called forest,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “It was never forest land under the Maharashtra State Revenue Department records,” said the Chairman, Hiranandani Constructions.
Niranjan Hiranandani also pointed out that it was “unnecessarily” that all these years, lakhs of people suffered.
KEYWORDS: Mumbai, Maharashtra, Forest Land, Petition, Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra, Niranjan Hiranandani, chairman, Hiranandani Constructions