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Why, despite BMC’s warning, did GRP not take billboard down?

May 15, 2024 09:27 AM IST

Following Monday’s tragedy, the BMC flagged 179 illegal billboards. All of these are GRP land which allows the operators to bypass BMC permissions

Mumbai: Less than a week before the crash of the mega-hoarding at Ghatkopar that killed 14 people, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation wrote to the Government Railway Police (GRP) on whose land the billboard was erected, to take it down. “We were in the process of verifying the permissions when the tragedy struck,” said a GRP officer who asked not to be named.

The hoarding that crashed on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar on Monday, killing 14 people, was thrice the permitted size. (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
The hoarding that crashed on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar on Monday, killing 14 people, was thrice the permitted size. (Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
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