Cidco demolishes structures on its Vashi plot
Illegal sheds and encroachments being razed at Vashi gaon on Wednesday.
Cidco under t ook a demolition drive in Vashi on Wednesday. It was undertaken in the CRZ area of Vashi gaon along sector 30A of Vashi near the railway station.
The CIDCO plots in this area, along both sides of the road opposite Raghuleela mall, one of which had been leased for a nursery had witnessed godowns and a restaurant coming up with parties reportedly being regularly organized at the restaurant.
A resident said, “The nursery occupied only a small area. On the rest of the plot there was a godown to stock materials and also a place to sort plastic collected from the city. On one side, a restaurant had been constructed with all sorts of parties being held.”
EM Menon, officer on special duty to CCUC, said, “Action has been taken as per high court order on clearing mangrove areas. We had issued notices.”
He added, “Our objective is to clear the CRZ area. The lease of the nursery too has expired and it will not be renewed.”
“These are CIDCO acquired lands but no development can take place here due to CRZ restrictions. We will fence the plots,” he added.
Heavy police bandobast was deployed for the demolition.