MMRC begins process of pvt land acquisition
around 75 hectares. The remaining three hectares is privately-owned, for which the acquisition has begun.
An official from MMRC said, “For privately-owned land parcels we have given 15 days to the general public for any suggestions or objections for the acquisition. The public notice was issued on Sunday and starting Monday we have given 15 days to the private parties who are going to be affected.” After a water pipeline was damaged in Fort on Thursday, allegedly because of Metro-3 work, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now calculating the total amount of water wasted. Based on this, the civic body will decide the fine to be imposed on the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC).
“We have issued a warning to MMRC asking them to be careful with their work henceforth. In an earlier instance, we had fined MMRC Rs 11.5 lakh. The fine is calculated based on the amount of water wasted due to the damage,” said A-ward assistant municipal commissioner, Kiran Dighavkar. Sources in the BMC claimed that the fine this time will be close to Rs 11 to 12 lakh as well.
Upset locals even approached the local Shiv Sena corporator, Sujata Sanap, asking for her help. According to Ganesh Sanap, brotherin-law of the Sena corporator,