The BDD (Bombay Development Department) chawls in Worli are the earliest and the largest of the current residential areas in Worli. The BDD chawls provide the middle class and the lower middle class of Mumbai a better means of living due to its central location. Though Mumbai has a glamorous real estate market, modern homes are out of the middle class reach. Many of the EWS and Middle Class families are residing in the BDD chawls.
These were prison buildings during the British rule which were later converted to residential use. Buildings contain one-room apartments. The BDDchawls are located at Worli, Naigoan, N.M Joshi Marg and Sewri. The largest being that in Worli and the smallest at Sewri. [Read more…]