‘Poor governance’ gave rise to illegal homes in Thane

by Paul Joseph on February 12, 2013 · 0 comments

THANE: Once a city with expansive green cover, famous for its lakes and a distinct cultural identity, Thane has now turned into a poster of uncontrolled constructions, traffic congestions and smog, a legacy of policy neglect by the state, failure of civic governance and a myopic political leadership. In the last 15-20 years, the unplanned redevelopment in Naupada, Kopri and Uthalsar, illegal multistoried chawls and slums in Wagle Estate, Vartak Nagar, Kalwa and Kharegaon and the automobile-dependent development on the outskirts of Ghodbunder and Kolshet has turned Thane into one big urban sprawl. The leafy, laid-back neighborhood of yore is now a bustling bedroom suburb of Mumbai, where 72% of

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