BMC demolishes 17 illegal structures in Vikhroli | Mumbai Live News


In a major development, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday, February 22, demolished 17 illegal structures at Namdev Patankar Road in Vikhroli (East), which comes under S Ward.

This development comes as those structures were creating a hurdle in construction of an 18.3 meters wide road, which was earlier proposed in the area.

Officials stated that the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) providing alternative accommodation to these structures during the extension of 5th and 6th rail tracks. Despite that the residents had encroached upon the illegal structures.

Assistant municipal commissioner of S-Ward, Ajitkumar Ambi said that encroachers were not satisfied with the accommodation given to them by the MMRDA.

Earlier, the BMC’s S Ward had issued notices to these structures and held hearings of aggrieved residents. During the hearings, BMC officers requested them to self-demolish. However, owing to no response on the same, the BMC had to take coercive action, said officials.

The Construction of this Road is important from the larger public point of view. Even ambulances couldn’t pass through the narrow lanes here, officials added.

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