[mpisgmedia] mumbai-model pilot-project: VP Singh support

Former PM VP Singh was in Kalkaji Extn yesterday,
exhorting residents of the slums being surveyed there
to demand relocation to the mumbai-model project site.

Following is the text of the letter I have sent him
and others today:


Shri V P Singh
Former Prime Minister
1, Teen Murti Marg
New Delhi - 110001

Sub: Your rally-call for 12/05/05; Mumbai-Model
pilot-project in Okhla Industrial Area; and survey
notice in Nehru, Navjiwan and Bhumihin camps in
Kalkaji Extension

Dear Sir,

I am told that at a meeting in Kalkaji Extension
yesterday Jan Chetna Manch inspired residents of
above-mentioned camps to demand, by force of lathis,
resettlement in / claim to the above-mentioned
pilot-project and gave rally-call for 12/05/05.

I write to bring to your attention that Mumbai-Model
– first announced for Delhi after your meeting
with Urban Development Minister in October 2002
– and such are part of draft Delhi Master Plan
(DMP) 2021 and, I understand, relocation of these
three camps to the pilot-project is already approved
by MoUD and DDA at instance of Mr Sajjan Kumar (and
the courtesy of public-notice for survey presumably
also owes to that intervention). In effect, JCM is
forcefully demanding implementation of a draft DMP2021
proposal that has already been approved and announced
– while mandatory Public notice inviting
objections and suggestions for 90-days on draft
DMP2021 was issued on 08/04/2005.

I am compelled in equal measure by a sense of
hopelessness and by personal regard to write about
this to you and to those whom I am copying this letter
to. I enclose copies of our letters to DDA VC in the
above matters – in our view, for whatever it is
worth under the circumstances, there is no case for
relocating the three camps outside of the sub-zone and
a pilot-project for housing on village land in
industrial area is undoubtedly illegal.

Yours sincerely

Gita Dewan Verma, Planner


Mr Sajjan Kumar, MP and Standing Committee and DDA
Advisory Council member

Mr A B Bardhan, General Secretary CPI and UPA-CC

Mr Prakash Karat, General Secretary CPI-M and UPA-CC


MPISG letter of 08/05/05 about mumbai-model
pilot-project is at:

Translated text of MPISG letter of 06/05/05 about
Kalkaji Extn slums is in the next post.

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