As per the RTI application filed by activist Anil Galgali it was revealed that the BMC had to incur a cost of Rs 8 lakhs for clearing and removal of debris from the premises where Make in India’s Maharashtra night event was organised. The demand for payment for the service was raised to Regional Director, Confederation of Indian Industries and the BMC has not received a response yet.
The Asst Engineer, Solid Waste management of the D Ward informed Galgali that, after the fire incident the BMC had to clean almost 315 metric tonnes of debris and damaged materials for which it had to spend almost Rs 8,06,952. The work was executed by D Ward staff using infrastructure and implements of the ward and other departments, vehicles, own labour and labour for non- government agencies. Simultaneously the cost incurred for the clean-up was intimated to the organizers of the show, the Regional Director of the Confederation of Indian Industries was asked to bear the expenditure, but organisers are yet to respond.
Galgali in a letter addressed to Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has demanded that if the organizers fail to bear the cost, then a police complaint be lodged as such a behaviour is not expected from them.