Residents staying in transit accommodation since 2006

By arbitrarily refusing to give No Objection Certificates (NOC) to a Rs. 100-cr. slum redevelopment project in Worli, Mumbai, the Western Naval Command has made more than 240 families homeless. The Naval authorities, however, have given a go-ahead to construction projects which have come up closer to the naval installations in the past. The Hindu has reliably learnt that the permission has been denied despite the fact that the field-level naval authorities entrusted with reviewing the structure for security threats had given the green signal to the project with certain restrictions.