Project-hit peo­ple protest NMMC ac­tion against un­der-con­struc­tion struc­tures

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

Turbhe res­i­dents and project-af­fected peo­ple lead­ers took out a rally to Turbhe ward of­fice on Thurs­day to protest against the no­tices be­ing is­sued and ac­tion be­ing taken against PAP struc­tures by NMMC.

The pro­test­ers have warned of vi­o­lence if the ac­tion is not stopped.

Lo­cal cor­po­ra­tors, PAP lead­ers and a large num­ber of Turbhe vil­lagers in­clud­ing women par­tic­i­pated in the protest march to the ward of­fice. The protest was or­gan­ised in the wake of re­cent ac­tion in the area by NMMC on the in­struc­tions of mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe.

Mundhe had told a Shiv Sena del­e­ga­tion on Wed­nes­day that he will not act against ex­ist­ing struc­tures. He had, how­ever, said that ac­tion will be taken against un­der-con­struc­tion build­ings which do not have de­vel­op­men­tal per­mis­sion.

BJP city pres­i­dent and group leader in NMMC, Ramchandra Gharat said, “Ninety per cent of the need-based con­struc­tions by PAP have been com­pleted. The re­main­ing 10% are un­der con­struc­tion. All we are ask­ing is that they be al­lowed to be con­structed. It is fine if new con­struc­tions are not al­lowed.”

He said, “The PAP have made huge sac­ri­fices for the de­vel­op­ment Project-af­fected peo­ple gather out­side the ward of­fice at Turbhe on Thurs­day.

of the city but have been ill-treated by Cidco. Now we are be­ing de­nied even ba­sic shel­ter.”

Cor­po­ra­tor Chan­drakant Patil said, “When the mat­ter is be­ing dis­cussed in the as­sem­bly and the chief min­is­ter him­self has given the green sig­nal for reg­u­lar­i­sa­tion of PAP homes, how can NMMC and the com­mis­sioner act against them?”

He added, “The ag­i­ta­tion will be in­ten­si­fied if ac­tion is

not stopped.”

A del­e­ga­tion sub­mit­ted a mem­o­ran­dum to Turbhe ward of­fi­cer Bharat Dhonde.

Cor­po­ra­tor Som­nath Vaskar said, “The is­sue is not re­lated just to Turbhe. The un­der-con­struc­tion build­ings were not given per­mis­sion by NMMC de­spite re­peated pleas. What is then the fault of the PAP? Let these per­mis­sions be given in­stead of no­tices be­ing slapped.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

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