Cidco is­sues de­mo­li­tion no­tice to 31 il­le­gal build­ings at Airoli

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ■ ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: The City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) has planned to go about its de­mo­li­tion drive with its strat­egy of node-wise de­mo­li­tions.

In the first phase, Airoli has been cho­sen where a to­tal of 31 struc­tures will be de­mol­ished.

Fol­low­ing or­ders from the high court, Cidco started tak­ing ac­tion against il­le­gal struc­tures in May-June this year which was met with strong op­po­si­tion from the PAP.

As a re­sult, Cidco was a bit cau­tious about tak­ing ac­tion in the ar­eas un­der NMMC ju­ris­dic­tion.

This re­sulted in il­le­gal con­struc­tions once again get­ting a boost.

In the past four months, a large num­ber of new il­le­gal con­struc­tions have come up in the city. Work on th­ese build­ings is be­ing taken up at a fast pace.

Ar­eas like Goth­ivli, Ghan­soli, Kopar Khairane, Bonkode, Ko­pri, Juhugaon, San­pada, Nerul con­tinue to be hotspots of il­le­gal con­struc­tions.

With NMMC do­ing lit­tle to counter it, Cidco has once again geared up to take ac­tion.

In Au­gust, Cidco pub­lished a list of 219 il­le­gal struc­trures. Of th­ese, around 138 are un­der NMMC ju­ris­dic­tion. The rest are in Uran and Pan­vel re­gions. Ac­tion has been taken against sev­eral of th­ese struc­tures. Now, Cidco has turned its at­ten­tion to­wards ar­eas un­der NMMC ju­ris­dic­tion.

A Cidco of­fi­cial said, “We are tar­get­ing the 138 il­le­gal struc­tures to whom no­tices have al­ready been is­sued and also the new il­le­gal con­struc­tions that have come up in the last four months. It will be done in phases and node-wise.”

“We will then move on to other nodes once the present phase of Airoli de­mo­li­tions are over,” added the of­fi­cial.

Yo­gesh Mhase, ad­di­tional col­lec­tor and Cidco chief con­troller of unau­tho­rised con­struc­tion (CCUC), said: “Fresh no­tices have been given to 31 struc­tures here. The de­mo­li­tions in the node are in that con­text. It will be com­pleted in a week’s time.”

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