Calling the BMC existing land use (ELU) survey “flawed”, NGOs have sought extension of the deadline of January 24 to submit suggestions and objections to the development plan (DP) for 2014-2034. At a meeting convened by standing committee chairman Rahul Shewale Thursday and attended by officials and engineers of the DP department, loopholes in the survey were discussed.
“There have been omissions such as monorail and metro yards, nullahs and sewage pumping stations. A method to indicate multi-level land use must be devised and infrastructure such as transport must be mapped. Monuments on the state heritage list must also be included,” said Pankaj Joshi, executive director of Urban Design Research Institute. The projection of slums as grey areas without definition was also debated at the meeting.