Il­le­gal hut­ments above Par­sik tun­nel will be re­moved

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

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.

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