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Sena MP seeks razing of illegal constructions in MHADA colony

Gajanan Kirtikar

Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar has written a letter to Mumbai civic chief Ajoy Mehta, demanding razing of unauthorised constructions in Aram Nagar area in Andheri, alleging that residential complexes there have been illegally transformed into commercial units.

Citing an order of the Bombay High Court dated December 21, 2015, Kirtikar said the court had directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to pull down illegal structures in Aram Nagar, a MHADA (Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority) colony.

However, for some unknown reasons, the civic body failed to implement the order, he alleged.

“The residential houses have been converted into illegal commercial units. There are illegal bars, restaurants, pubs and other immoral businesses being run in the area, for which the police have even taken action in the past. There are illegal film studios running there as well, which cause inconvenience to citizens,” the letter said.

MHADA has already paid Rs 70 lakh to BMC for the demolition work as required, but no action has been taken yet, he alleged.

Borewells have been illegally dug up and businesses of supplying water is thriving, the Sena leader said.

“Kindly appoint an officer of the rank of Assistant Municipal Commissioner, who will look after the demolition process amid police protection and submit a factual report to the Bombay High Court. This will ensure that the order of the court is not disrespected and justice is meted out to MHADA,” Kirtikar said.

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