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In pictures: Life in Dharavi


Connections

Dharavi borders three railway lines and is near several major roads. Its "connectivity" to the rest of India, as well as its central Mumbai location, make it a real-estate developers dream. This is why private sector firms are keen to re-house the slum residents. The poor get a free home in a prime location, but the scheme allows the private companies to use the land left over from tower blocks to build shopping malls or office space, for profit.

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