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750 STRUCTURES ESTABLISHED IN PROHIBITED AREA OF JOGESHWARI CAVES

caves-2According to a survey by the Archaeological Survey of India, there are 750 illegal structures established near the Jogeshwari caves. There are 750 structures which have established in the prohibited area of the Jogeshwari caves. The survey was held in wake of a PIL in an ongoing effort to save heritage structures in the city, Jogeshwari caves being one of them. For the time being boundaries have been fenced and security has been employed near the caves. The report submitted is only one of the four which cost Rs 15 lakhs borne by ASI and three of the reports are still pending. The high court has directed BMC and the state government to share the cost with Archaeological Survey of India and to file a reply regarding the sharing of costs. Bureau Report – NMTV

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