NMMC seals eater­ies, food court at Raghuleela Mall

STRICT AC­TION Sends notices to 907 restau­rants and ho­tels for not com­ply­ing with li­cence norms

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: The city’s eater­ies and restau­rants are fac­ing the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion heat.

Af­ter Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe or­dered ac­tion against il­le­gal con­struc­tions and es­tab­lish­ments, of­fi­cials on Satur­day sealed all 14 eater­ies in the food court at Raghuleela Mall at Sec­tor 30 A of Vashi.

Four restau­rants and fast food joints near the mall that were sealed in­cludes Mideast & More, Ker­ala Food Ex­press, Riso Veg Ital­ian Kitchen and Rockville Deli.

Many top civic of­fi­cials were present when the eater­ies in the food court of Raghuleela mall were sealed.

The food court that was buzzing with the weekend crowd soon wore a de­serted look.

Trupti Sandbhor, deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner (li­cence), said they have clamped down on er­rant restau­rants. “The eater­ies had been op­er­at­ing for the last sev­eral years with­out hav­ing the req­ui­site li­cences. Some didn’t have NMMC eatery li­cence, oth­ers NOC from the fire depart­ment and some from the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion,” she said.

The raid is part of a larger ac­tion that NMMC plans to take. Sandbhor said, “Notices have been is­sued to 907 restau­rants and ho­tels, sweet marts, cake shops, ice cream par­lour

and other such eater­ies in the city for not com­ply­ing with the li­cence norms.”

She added, “We will be act­ing against them as well in the com­ing days.”

Zunka Bhakar stalls that had turned into vir­tual restau­rants

too have been sealed at Shivaji Chowk and sec­tor 15 in Vashi apart from other places.

On Fri­day night, the of­fi­cials had re­moved bam­boo en­croach­ments out­side Inor­bit mall and also ad­di­tional tem­po­rary struc­tures put in the Atrium mall.

The eater­ies had been op­er­at­ing for the last sev­eral years with­out hav­ing the req­ui­site li­cences. TRUPTI SANDBHOR, deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner (li­cence)

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

A civic of­fi­cial seals an eatery at Raghuleela Mall in Vashi on Satur­day.

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