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Mumbai civic body razes extensions willingly given up by hsg societies, shops in Bandra

Assistant engineer (maintenance) Rajeshkumar Yadav “We will start widening the road from Monday.”

mumbai Updated: Nov 04, 2017 01:03 IST
Geetanjali Gurlhosur
Geetanjali Gurlhosur
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Pali Mala Road,demolition
A BMC worker demolishes a part of a property at Pali Naka in Mumbai on Friday.(Hindustan Times)

To widen Pali Mala Road in Bandra (West), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished legal extensions such as boundary walls, fences, ramps etc of housing societies and shops on Friday. In a first, seven housing societies and 15 shops had a few days ago decided to set their properties back to allow the BMC to widen the road between Dr BR Ambedkar Road junction and Nargis Dutt Road junction to 40 feet. Only one of the housing societies razed its setback land (distance at which a structure is pushed back from the road) on its own.

Assistant engineer (maintenance) Rajeshkumar Yadav “We will start widening the road from Monday.”

The housing societies and shop owners received the BMC notices on Wednesday. In lieu of surrendering part of their properties, they are likely to get additional FSI and TDR.

Assistant municipal commissioner Sharad Ughade lauded people for willingly pushing back their properties. People however complained that the BMC should have given them at least seven days.

First Published: Nov 04, 2017 01:03 IST