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NAVI MUM­BAI: Af­ter fac­ing flak for in­ac­tion on il­le­gal struc­tures, plan­ning agen­cies in the city have fi­nally de­cided to do some­thing about the prob­lem at hand.

On Wed­nes­day, both the Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion ( NMMC) and t he City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor po­ra­tion ( Cidco) razed unau­tho­rised con­struc­tions in the city.

In the first case, the NMMC de­mol­ished the unau­tho­rised unit of a ho­tel sit­u­ated in CBD Be­la­pur, fol­low­ing a court or­der. Ho­tel Vishwa Ka­mal had an­nexed mar­ginal space and ex­tended the ho­tel by con­struct­ing a can­teen in the so­ci­ety premises.

“Oc­cu­pants of the so­ci­ety had filed a suit against the ho­tel in civil court. Fol­low­ing the court’s or­ders, the con­struc­tion was de­mol­ished,” said Manohar Gangurde, ward of­fi­cer, Be­la­pur.

Cidco’s de­mo­li­tion drive on the same day was at sec­tor 19 in Ulwe.

Fur­ther, ahead of fes­tive sea­son, NMMC has also ini­ti­ated ac­tion against shop­keep­ers who have il­le­gally ex­tended their shops to sell crack­ers. The en­croach­ment depart­ment has is­sued no­ti­fi­ca­tions to all ward of­fices to take ac­tion against shop­keep­ers who have il­le­gally in­stalled weather sheds in front of their shops. The weather sheds have, in turn, blocked the foot­paths cre­at­ing a hin­drance for pub­lic.

“Shop­kee pers us­ing t he mar­ginal spa­ces out­side es­tab­lish­ments will face strict ac­tion. No shop­keep­ers have been given such per­mis­sions in the city,” said Aziz Shaikh, deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner, en­croach­ment depart­ment.

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