Cidco de­mol­ishes struc­tures on its Vashi plot

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

Il­le­gal sheds and en­croach­ments be­ing razed at Vashi gaon on Wed­nes­day.

Cidco un­der t ook a de­mo­li­tion drive in Vashi on Wed­nes­day. It was un­der­taken in the CRZ area of Vashi gaon along sec­tor 30A of Vashi near the rail­way sta­tion.

The CIDCO plots in this area, along both sides of the road op­po­site Raghuleela mall, one of which had been leased for a nurs­ery had wit­nessed godowns and a restau­rant com­ing up with par­ties re­port­edly be­ing reg­u­larly or­ga­nized at the restau­rant.

A res­i­dent said, “The nurs­ery oc­cu­pied only a small area. On the rest of the plot there was a godown to stock ma­te­ri­als and also a place to sort plas­tic col­lected from the city. On one side, a restau­rant had been con­structed with all sorts of par­ties be­ing held.”

EM Menon, of­fi­cer on spe­cial duty to CCUC, said, “Ac­tion has been taken as per high court or­der on clear­ing man­grove ar­eas. We had is­sued no­tices.”

He added, “Our ob­jec­tive is to clear the CRZ area. The lease of the nurs­ery too has ex­pired and it will not be re­newed.”

“These are CIDCO ac­quired lands but no devel­op­ment can take place here due to CRZ re­stric­tions. We will fence the plots,” he added.

Heavy police ban­dobast was de­ployed for the de­mo­li­tion.


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