Mumbai civic body issues notice to Wilson College for building bathroom on terrace
The notice comes after RTI activist Santosh Daundkar complained to the BMC about alleged illegal constructionmumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2017 10:28 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sent a notice to Wilson College in Girgaum to stop unauthorised construction of a bathroom on the terrace of the heritage structure.
It served the notice on Monday under section 354 (A) of the Mumbai Metropolitan Act of 1888, which mandates a violator to provide proof to not raze the under-construction or newly built addition to a structure.
The notice comes after RTI activist Santosh Daundkar complained to the BMC about alleged illegal construction. According to the notice, the college was erecting the bathroom on the terrace of the Mackichan hall without permission.
The BMC had given 24 hours to the college to submit documents which allowed it to undertake construction. A civic official on the condition of anonymity said the BMC had not received any reply.
The notice stated that if the college failed to provide permission papers or stop construction, the BMC can pull down the bathroom without any notice.
Wilson College, which is one of the oldest colleges in the city , is also a Grade-III heritage structure. Minor repairs can be undertaken in the Grade III structure only after permission from the civic body.
Despite repeated attempts from HT, college representatives were not available for comment.
Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee and actor Sonu Sood had recently come under the BMC’s scanner for alleged illegal construction.