With proper planning all these should be changed for the better because the pressure is only going to increase in the future.
In this context, it is good to see that a congested and very popular locality in India located in south Mumbai known as Bhendi Bazaar has received the exact kind of attention needed and could prove to be a trendsetter for many similar bazaars and colonies located in different parts of the country for re-development.
The Bhendi Bazaar project was conceived by the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT). More than 3,500 families will be moved into 350 sq.ft. apartments - and will shift from their small and shoddy flats. Space will be created for 1,200 businesses, and about one-sixth of Bhendi Bazaar's 16.5 acre will be planned as an open space for recreational purpose.
The Rs. 2,900 crore project, work for which began in 2009, may become a blueprint for cluster re-development across the city, and for similar areas in India. and provide an ideal for how high-rises must not only aim at accomodating more and more people, but also help create more space on the ground.
Let's hope everything goes smoothly for the above mentioned ambitious project of Mumbai. Upon completion, this could be taken as proof for re-developing many more colonies in the future in different parts of the country. If a proper survey is one, there could be thousands of such colonies, which would need re-development on an urgent basis.
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