NMMC heat on Illegal buildings
BEGINS CRACKDOWN Sends notices to builders of illegal constructions, registers cases against them
Following the move by City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), the civic body has started cracking down on illegal constructions in the city.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s (NMMC) antiencroachment department has issued notices to the developers of newly-constructed illegal buildings in Ghansoli node under section 54 of Mumbai Regional Town Planning Act 1966. It has also filed police cases against some developers.
The crackdown was under the guidance of additional commissioner (city) Ankush Chavan, deputy municipal commissioner (encroachment) Subhash Ingle and assistant municipal commissioner Kailash Gaikwad.
“Three police cases have been registered at Rabale police station. Two are against Krishna Patil and the developers of two structures opposite Chinch Aali in Ghansoli,” said Chavan.
“Another case is against Chauthubai Bhoir, developers Vikas More and Sukhdev Chavan and their associates. They have been charged for illegal construction next to an NMMC public toilet in Samarth Nagar,” said Chavan.
“Notices have been issued to Hemant Patil and his associates and developer Dhanaji Patel and his associates for the construction of Balaji Park, in Gothivli,” said Chavan.
“According to high court orders, all the eight ward offices of NMMC now have complaint redressal cells for immediate measures against illegal structures,” said municipal commissioner Dinesh Waghmare.
“We have provided toll-free numbers at each ward office,” said Waghmare. “Once a complaint is received, action will be taken against such structures and the complainant will be kept in the loop.”
The civic commissioner has asked residents to be alert.
“Homebuyers should not purchase shops or flats in buildings that do not have commencement certificate or occupancy certificate from the NMMC,” said Waghmare.
“Illegal buildings will not only face demolition, but they would not get water and sewage facilities,” said Waghmare.