BMC re­sumes de­mo­li­tion drive at Garib Na­gar

In a first, charge handed over to an IAS of­fi­cer un­der heavy po­lice duty

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

ish­ing 2096 il­le­gal struc­tures in the re­gion start­ing from Garib Na­gar slum to the ones in front of Ban­dra Ter­mi­nus end­ing at Mum­bai air­port com­pound, a se­nior civic of­fi­cer told DNA. “We shall con­tinue with our de­mo­li­tion drive with the help of po­lice se­cu­rity. It’s a week-long de­mo­li­tion. We sur­veyed 326 struc­tures in the shanties in Garib Na­gar near the Tansa pipe­line. Of them, 240 struc­tures need to be de­mol­ished. Un­for­tu­nately, just 35 are el­i­gi­ble for al­ter­nate ac­com­mo­da­tion,” the of­fi­cer said.

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