Illegal hutments above Parsik tunnel will be removed
THANE: The illegal encroachments above the Parsik tunnel will finally be removed.
In a meeting held between the Thane Municipal Corporation, forest department, revenue department and railway authorities, it was decided that the slums above the tunnel will be removed in a joint action.
Last week, Hindustan Times had reported about the delay in action against the illegal slums on this tunnel.
A portion of the road and a wall in Uday Nagar area above Parsik tunnel had caved in on June 21. This had affected the train service.
A threat of landslide had arisen in the area owing to the illegal constructions which have mushroomed on this hill. All slums are illegal and have cropped up over the years.
Sandeep Malvi, public relations of ficer of TMC, said, “Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal had requested a joint meeting of all the concerned authorities to take action against these slums. Accordingly, all the authorities obliged and the meeting was held today.”
The authorities decided that the forest and railways will demarcate the boundaries between Uday Nagar to Waghoba Nagar, after which the corporation will provide manpower and equipment to support the demolition drive.
Malvi added, “Both the authorities will carry out the survey on Monday and define the boundaries.”
The TMC and railways will work together towards constructing a boundary wall on both side of Waghoba Nagar and also pick up the garbage dumped along the hillock, he said.
“A retaining wall will be constructed above Parsik tunnel. The corporation will submit the plan for the wall. We will start the work on the wall after the design is approved by the railways,” said Malvi.