Do Not Renew the RWITC Lease
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra
The citizens of Mumbai stand in unison to reclaim the 225 acres of green space that was leased out to Royal Western India Turf Club. Many predators are eyeing this gold mine, several politicians for their coveted interests and real estate barons. For 99 years only a selected few had the privilege to use this place, now let the gates be open to all. Develop a public park and convert this space into a green lung that will let us breathe for our survival. As this city struggles to breathe, this will be more than a lifeline.
If we dream to make Mumbai a 'World City', how can its citizens be left behind? The United Nations specifies about 96 sq. ft. of green open space per person for healthy survival. Mumbai currently offers less than one tenth, way lower than many cities across the World. In this land locked city of ours, opportunities like these don't come knocking at our doors.
As our elected representative of the State, we appeal to you to look into your conscience and make the decision that will create the maximum happiness for its people. Let not petty politics and greed cloud your mind.
Mr. Chief Minister, with immense hope and trust in you, we urge to you to grant us what is rightfully ours.