Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday assured legislators that he will take a decision on waiving the requirement for a domicile certificate for school and college admissions.
More than 15 opposition legislators from Mumbai met Chavan to discuss various issues at Mantralaya.
While the Shiv Sena demanded filling up potholes on the city's two highways and build service roads that have been left incomplete, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena wanted the rehabilitation of slum dwellers taking 2000 as the cut-off date.
Other demands included review of the skywalk policy, expediting decisions on redevelopment of old buildings and also granting additional FSI for suburbs.
On the domicile certificate issue, Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Gopal Shetty said documents like birth certificate and school leaving certificate should be enough to prove the place of birth and area and the insistence of domicile certificate should be stopped.
Sena MLA Subhash Desai said the issue of housing is very important for this city and the government should implement the Dinesh Afzalpurkar committee report. “The government should take a quick decision on the additional FSI issue also as many vested interests were selling TDR at higher rates,” he said.
“Chavan also needs to look into the redevelopment of older buildings and cluster development but a decision needs to be taken on the fire brigade restrictions of wider access and practical possibilities for residents,” Desai said.
Sena MLA Ramdas Kadam said that slum-dwellers squatting on footpaths need to be evicted and the assurance of constituting a separate police force to remove such encroachers had not yet been fulfilled.
BJP MLA Prakash Mehta said the government should implement the decision of building “see-through” transparent police beat chowkies as per the court guidelines after the Marine Drive rape incident.
MNS MLA Bala Nandgaokar said the government should review the recent decision of MMRDA to freeze construction of new foot over bridges and build them where there is demand.