NMMC de­mol­ishes il­le­gal struc­tures at Sa­tra Plaza

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

The anti-en­croach­ment depart­ment of NMMC de­mol­ished il­le­gal ex­ten­sions and struc­tures at Sa­tra Plaza on Palm Beach Road at Sec­tor 19D in Turbhe on Thurs­day.

The pop­u­lar build­ing houses some of the big­gest com­mer­cial names in busi­ness.

The civic of­fi­cials took ac­tion against 4 shops and of­fices in the build­ing which were al­leged to have re­sorted to il­le­gal con­struc­tions and en­croach­ments.

Ad­di­tional mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ankush Cha­van said ac­tion was taken against In House Stu­dio, Vi­jay Sales and Draper, the fur­nish­ing store. “The il­le­gal mez­za­nine floors, toi­lets and kitchen were de­mol­ished in the drive,” said Cha­van.

“Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Mundhe has is­sued strict or­ders that the city should be free of roads, foot­paths and mar­ginal space en­croach­ments to en­able the res­i­dents to move freely. It is in this con­text that the antien­croach­ment depart­ment and the eight ward of­fices have been tak­ing ac­tion.”

He added, “The ac­tion at Sa­tra Plaza was in this con­text. The il­le­gal con­struc­tions in the build­ing had been is­sued no­tices by the ward of­fice in the year 2013. We have now given them 48-hour no­tice.”

Cha­van said, “To­day, we took ac­tion against shop own­ers who had not re­sponded to the no­tices is­sued.”

AL­LOW PARK­ING SPACE OR FACE AC­TION

The NMMC has warned all large com­mer­cial com­plexes to en­sure des­ig­nated park­ing places are al­lowed for ve­hi­cles.

Ad­di­tional mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ankush Cha­van said, “Sev­eral com­mer­cial com­plexes do not al­low res­i­dents or its oc­cu­pants to park their ve­hi­cles in the des­ig­nated park­ing ar­eas. This has re­sulted in ma­jor park­ing is­sues around such com­plexes.”

He added, “The move­ment of res­i­dents is af­fect and traf­fic snarls are a reg­u­lar fea­ture in the area.”

Cha­van, “The NMMC in­structs all such com­mer­cial com­plexes to make avail­able des­ig­nated park­ing places in their premises. Those who do not fol­low the or­der and vi­o­late norms will face stern ac­tion by the civic body.”

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