Mumbai: The overnight demolition of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhawan, in Dadar by the People’s Improvement Trust (PIT), last month which resulted into Rasta Roko protest by the Republic Sena members. Early this week, the Mayor of the city Snehal Ambekar visited the spot and has issued stop work order on Thursday.

The MCGM officials said, “The Ambedkar Bhavan was in a dilapidated condition and a notice was served under section 354 of the Mumbai Municipal Act in May. The building has been demolished by the PIT members and not the MCGM.”

When a notice is served to any building which is in the dilapidated condition by the MCGM before demolishing we issue them a notice to disconnect their water and electricity supply and then further with the help of the local police and in the presence of the local ward officer the evacuation and demolition process takes places, informed the civic official.

Mayor SnehalAmbekar on Thursday issued a stop notice order for the AmbedkarBhavan till a further call is taken on the redevelopment as they are gathering details regarding the issue.

Meanwhile, the grandson of Dr Bababsaheb Ambedkar, Ananadraj Ambedkar was unavailable for comment as the Republican Sena Party members are planning a huge protest on July 19.

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