“Being asked about allowing residential/commercial construction on salt pan lands, I reiterate that there will be none… allowed... There is more than enough space apart from these lands to construct on,” Thackeray, who is state environment minister, tweeted on Thursday. His statement comes a day after the MMRDA received bids for appointing a consultant to draft a master plan for the development of the city's salt pans, which are eco-sensitive zones.
Housing minister Jitendra Awhad also opposed the move. “Salt pan lands in Mumbai should not be given for construction purposes, residential or commercial; it will prove disastrous for Mumbai,” Awhad tweeted.
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