Around 100 women from Kalwa and Vitawa blocked tracks for 15 minutes to protest the sealing of 99 illegal building on the MIDC land at Digha, which falls under the jurisdiction of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC).
Samadhan Pawar, deputy commissioner of police (GRP), said, “After receiving information that 100 women had blocked railway tracks, we rushed to the spot and removed the protesters immediately. No arrests have been made so far.”
The women were protesting was against the court order directing the NMMC officials to seal the illegal building.
Arvind More, railway activist from Kalwa, said, “Earlier, the women had planned to protest at the collector’s office but changed their plan at the last minute. They will now head to the collector’s office.”
Being non-peak hours, only a handful of Kalyan-bound services were delayed by 10 minutes. Services resumed normalcy soon after the protesters were cleared off the tracks.
Recently, slum dwellers from Diva had blocked tracks to protest gainst demolition of illegal structures by the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation.