Mumbai has a population of 90,000 people and the expansion of the airport has brought it closer to the sprawling slum. Officials say this poses a growing security risk, while those living in the slum say they do not represent a security threat – although some agree it is a place where anything can happen.
The residents represent a large voting block and that is why politicians have not tried to make them move out in the past. However, aviation security experts say, that an increase in terror threats over the years has made this slum pose an increased risk.
Al Jazeera’s Faiz Jameel reports on this issue.