De­mo­li­tion drive un­earths 274 hidden rooms in Thane lodge

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Megha Pol megha.pol@hin­dus­tan­times.com TMC work­ers de­mol­ish Satyam Lodge on Thurs­day.

Work­ers of the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion on Thurs­day be­gan de­mol­ish­ing 16-room Satyam lodge near Up­van lake, only to stum­ble upon a hidden three-storey struc­ture in the base­ment with 274 ad­di­tional rooms.

“We im­me­di­ately called the civic com­mis­sioner. After in­spec­tion, we de­mol­ished en­tire lodge near Up­van lake to find a to­tal of 290 rooms. All the rooms World chess cham­pion Mag­nus Carlsen of Nor­way with the win­ner’s tro­phy in New York. were strewn with liquor bot­tles, cig­a­rette butts, con­doms and drugs,” said a civic of­fi­cial, on con­di­tion of anonymity.

How­ever, the po­lice claimed the three-sto­ried struc­ture had 55 rooms, of which 17 were de­mol­ished dur­ing the antien­croach­ment drive.

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