Locals oppose Marine Drive revamp

The opposition surrounding the redevelopment of Marine Drive art deco buildings gained momentum when residents of more than 45 buildings received a circular from a resident last week. 

The note, which urged residents to be in favour of the plan, specified that most buildings on Marine Drive were 70 years old and need to be redeveloped. 

“We are pro-heritage and it cannot be decided by a bunch of citizens and builders. It’s a larger issue and should be seen in an overall context. Posterity will never forgive us for destroying heritage,” said Ashok Rao, president of the Federation of Churchgate Residents. 

Full report here Times of India


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