RTI used to claim the playground for the children
The Colaba residents of (Mumbai) won back a 9,207 sq ft garden acquired by the BMC in 1974. Through an RTI application, they learnt in 2006 that the plots had actually been reserved by the BMC for a recreational ground. It took nearly two hundred appearances in court over four years for the First Pasta Lane Residents' Association to get the possession of the plots in 2010. All over the country, the playgrounds and gardens are giving way to encroachments.