members of the "Forum to Save Mahim Beach"
would like to introduce ourselves as a group of local
residents of Cadell road, Mahim. The members of the
forum reside in and around the Mahim Beach, from the
building named "Shirish"
on the southern side to "Al-Bahr"
on the northern side.
Right in between these two above mentioned
buildings, on the beach front, there is an old retention
wall protruding into the sea. This wall is nearly 30
years old and is forming a square shaped piece of land.
This land, it seems, belongs to, or so he claims, to
one Mr. Gupta of "Ana Development Corporation".
Apparently this plot was lying vacant for all these
years and no construction activity was seen.
From the last few days there is some
activity seen either on this piece of land or on the
beach on the northern side. To begin with this developer
marked some area on the northern side of this existing
land by way of piling up stones on the beach. These
were washed away by the sea. He then dug deep and has
erected pillars on the beach. When questioned by concerned
citizens the developer, as well as his men, say that
this land is actually theirs. We wonder how ? since
it clearly is beach land as you too can see from the
pictures below. He has now started the reclamation work
by throwing debris onto the beach. All these developments
are well documented and watched by us by way of regular
photos which we will upload on the website regularly.
We, the members of the Forum to Save
Mahim Beach, think that all these activities are illegal,
what with the "Coastal Regulation Zone" law
being in force and therefore intend to make a written
complaint to the concerned authorities. We are approaching
a team solicitors to fight our case and as an immediate
step bring in an injunction on these activities. A foray
in the media is also on the cards. You are welcome to
join hands if you too think that these activities are
all illegal. Feel free to contact us.
Members of the group