MMRC be­gins process of pvt land ac­qui­si­tion

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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,

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