Operation illegal construction demolish continues in Mumbai city

BMC razes 25 illegal shops at Mohammad Ali Road

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday demolished 25 illegal shops at the Mohammad Ali Road (Ward B). The 25 illegal shops at the B ward had also illegally extended it on the footpaths covering till the bus stands on the roads.

The BMC’s demolition drive successfully cleared four such bus stands which were covered due to the illegal extensions of the shops. The drive was carried out with the directions by Uday Kumar Shirurkar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner of B ward. The BMC has claimed that due to the demolition, the vehicular traffic at Mohammad Ali Road, one of the busiest lanes in the city, will ease as the congestions was added due to this illegal extensions.

A senior civic official said, “The traffic jams at the Mohammad Ali Road has irked a lot of Mumbaikars during peak hours. One of the reasons was due to these illegal constructions that led to more congestion on these roads. Now there will be an ease for the vehicles to commute because of this demolition.”

The MCGM has carried some major demolition drives for illegal constructions in this monsoon. Places like Mahim-Dharavi, Bandra, N. M. Joshi Marg, Andheri and Chembur-Govandi have been a part of the BMC’s Demolition drive.

Previously, the Free Press Journal had reported that the civic body had razed 32 illegal constructions at Bandra which existed there for a very long time, however, the demolition drive was stopped because a mob of 300 objected to the demolition due to which the civic officials found it difficult to continue with the drive.

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