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Mumbai civic body rules out monsoon sheds for violators in 2018

Mumbai city news: The move will hurt Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), which had erected a monsoon shed in its Nariman Point office without permission only to remove it recently after the BMC issued a notice to it.

mumbai Updated: Jun 26, 2017 18:42 IST
Sanjana Bhalerao
Earlier, citizens had also complained that the BJP’s state headquarter was encroaching into the adjoining open space.
Earlier, citizens had also complained that the BJP’s state headquarter was encroaching into the adjoining open space.(HT file photo)

To deter encroachments across the city, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Monday asked all 24 ward officers to not allow monsoon sheds next year if the applicants broke the rules this year.

The move will hurt Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), which had erected a monsoon shed in its Nariman Point office without permission only to remove it recently after the BMC issued a notice to it. Earlier, citizens had also complained that the BJP’s state headquarter was encroaching into the adjoining open space.

The Nariman Point Churchgate Citizen Welfare Trust (NPCCWT) had written to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on June 5 regarding this matter. They had also complained to the BMC that the party constructed the monsoon shed without taking permission from the civic body.

If ward officers follow the orders, BJP will not get permission to construct the sheds next monsoon.

There are many establishments in the city which erect monsoon sheds without civic body’s permission and cause hindrance to pedestrians while encroaching upon open spaces.

In addition to this, in its meeting with ward officers, the BMC chief also asked them to issue show cause notices to licensed hawkers if they are found to be in violation license’s terms and conditions. Mehta directed officers to identify places that are likely to flood owing to Metro works and take immediate measures in coordination with the MMRDA and Metro authorities.