Ajit, Munde get BMC demolition notices for illegal structures
MUMBAI: The civic body has sent notices to several top state politicians, including Ajit Pawar, Gopinath Munde and Manikrao Thakre, asking them to demolish, within a month, illegal alterations to shops they own in two housing societies in Worli.
Hindustan Times has copies of the notices that were sent after a nearly year-long campaign by activist Amit Maru against alterations made to convenience stores in Shubhada and Sukhada cooperative housing societies at Worli.
The civic body has notices to 19 persons, most of whom are well-known politicians such as the three named above and exUnion home minister Shivraj Patil, state forest minister Patangrao Kadam and his son Vish- wajit and state food and civil supplies minister Anil Deshmukh.
Maru says these politicians illegally converted convenience shops they owned in these societies into commercial offices. According to the Development Control Regulations that govern construction in Mumbai, convenience shops can only sell basic necessities.
Maru said, “The BMC is dragging its feet on the issue.”