The Jolly Board project assisted in the resettlement of 101 households under the Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project, enabling families from the Railway Slum Dwellers Federation (RSDF) to secure safe, permanent housing. In 1998, 800 families from the RSDF were forced out of their dangerous railway-side temporary accommodation and moved into a transit camp at Kanjurmarg. Until the Jolly Board project, they had been unable to find or develop permanent housing options.
The homes were built on a piece of land behind a construction site which was considered commercially useless by its owner, the company Jolly Board, a manufacturer of wooden hardboard. A Reall grant helped to finance construction of the units, and costs were recovered by selling Transferable Development Rights.
In partnership with SSNS, 106 units were built; 93 of which were residential, nine commercial, and four that were sold on the open market. They were constructed vertically as two seven storey high apartment buildings. The site itself sits near to Kanjurmarg railway station, providing its occupants with easy access to their previous community, friends, jobs, and businesses.
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Data last updated on 10/03/2021