Pub­lic toi­let razed, res­i­dents an­gry

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - TAS­NEEM KAUSAR

Af­ter a pub­lic toi­let con­structed by the City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion ( Cidco) at Wa­hal was de­mol­ished on Mon­day, the res­i­dents have been op­pos­ing the move.

The open plot read­ied af­ter clear­ing the toi­let which was built at a cost of Rs25lakh three years ago, will be given to a de­vel­oper for a hous­ing pro­ject. Cidco of­fi­cials said the toi­let was in the way of the en­trance gate of the hous­ing pro­ject.

The main­te­nance of the toi­let was be­ing done by Wa­hal pan­chayat. When the Wa­hal vil­lagers op­posed the de­mo­li­tion of the toi­let, Cidco of­fi­cials took the mat­ter to the NRI coastal po­lice sta­tion against the vil­lagers. The de­vel­oper showed doc­u­ments prov­ing that the plot on which the pub­lic toi­let stood had been given to him by Cidco.

Ganesh Patil, a vil­lager, said, “Ei­ther Cidco or the de­vel­oper should have pro­vided us an al­ter­na­tive toi­let be­fore de­mol­ish­ing it.”

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