Demolition Drive: Thane Municipal Corporation seals illegal hotels, bars and hookah parlours

Thane: Thane Municipal Corporation sealed almost 6 hukka parlours,lounge bars and hotels in the city and also demolished 10 illegal hotels in the city that failed to apply for the fire NOC.

The first action has started in Naupada ward of Thane Corporation and in this action, the MH4 pub and bar ,dancing bottle pub, lounge 18 bar, where we met, bar index hookah parlours were sealed and additional illegal construction was demolished in the Kothari compound.

The hotels that were demolished are the famous joints in the city and they are Sai Krupa at Talaopali and Purpur Kolhapur at Ghantali. The additional illegal constructions done by these hotels were demolished. The Experience terrace was demolished which is near Thane station. Durga bar near Malhar cinema and Arun palace at Jambhali naka were sealed The Jayesh bar at Ramchandrnagar was demolished and Fukrey bar at Uthalsar along with three other hotels were also demolished.

“We had given the additional days to file for the fire NOCs but the hotels and pub owners have failed to apply for the same, So we are ahead with the actions that are in legal way, We will not spare any establishment that are operated without proper permissions,” said, Sanjeev Jaiswal,Thane Municipal Commissioner who was present at the demolition drive.

The deadline given to the hotel owners from the Thane Municipal Corporation ended on 20th January, however till date not a single application is submitted to the fire department. Around 490 hoteliers have merely collected the forms from the fire department, however not a single is filled and submitted.

While the fire department claims that none of the hotels will be given an extended deadline, the hotel association blames the stringent checklist set by the department to get NOC for the delay.

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