The UDRI has built a stakeholder network of 250 NGOs and citizens consisting of approximately 2500 persons who became actively involved in this review process. The UDRI, through numerous meetings and letters, forced the MCGM to disclose and share with the public the Existing Land Use (ELU), on which the new DP was based.
The UDRI scrutiny of the ELU along with inputs from participating citizens and NGOs revealed no less than 3000 errors across various issues which the DP should address. Such inspection of the proposed DP has never been permitted to be raised in the past, making for an inadequate and skewed plan. Also during this scrutiny it was observed that areas under slum clusters (SC) and Special Planning Authorities (SPA), namely areas such as Cuffe Parade and Nariman Point were not part of the ELU. The MCGM said that this was be