Mumbai: MBMC acts tough, No power supply to illegal structures

Mira Bhayandar: To ensure that all the structures in the twin-city meet safety norms and are free from violations and encroachments, the State Urban Development Department (UDD) has scrapped the resolution passed by the general body in 2013 which mandated power supply to all, including those structures which had sprung up without valid permissions from the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC).

A circular to this effect was issued by the UDD under Section 451 of the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act on Thursday. To check the proliferation of illegal constructions, the civic administration in the year 2012 had wrote to the power supply providers insisting production of civic NOC’s at the time of accepting forms to install new electric connections.

However, relying on a central government directive and provisions under The Electricity Act-2003, that power supply companies were bound to install electrical connections within a month of submitting applications, NCP corporator Liyakat Shaikh moved the ‘Power, sans NOC’ resolution which was passed by the general body on 20, March, 2013.

Anticipating adverse consequences, the civic administration approached the UDD for scrapping the resolution. However, it took nearly four years for the UDD to decide on the issue.

As per rules, the MBMC denies occupancy certificate and completion certificate to buildings with violations. Other utility departments including water supply and fire services department also setting up a framework to keep a tab on illegal construction activities.

NCP corporator Liyakat Shaikh moved the ‘Power, sans NOC’ resolution which was passed by the General Body on 20, March, 2013. Anticipating adverse consequences, the civic administration approached the State Urban Development Department for scrapping the resolution.

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