For the third time in a row CIDCO’s land has been encroached at CBD that too in front of CIDCO head office and under NMMC’s nose. Illegal hutments on CIDCO land have become everyday thing at CBD. Around 600-700 such hutments have come up just from 10 minutes walking distance from CIDCO head office. In the recent past, NMMC has demolished the hutments twice but fearless illegal slum dwellers have erected hutments again. He stated that most of the time NMMC and CIDCO jointly take action against infiltrators and NMMC has always been supportive to CIDCO in demolition. Looks like the officer was waiting for the media to take up the issue as he assured us once again that these all hutments would be demolished soon. The DMC went on to make a public appeal on NMTV requesting citizens to bring encroachment into their notice. He appealed residents to call the encroachment dept. on their help line no. In every area, ward officers are empowered to take action against encroachment. However its their failure of not taking action against illegal encroachment on war footing in their nodes that leads to increase in the number of illegal hutments. With cameraperson Kala Jadhav, Shilpa Suryawanshi for NMTV News.
December 29, 2016
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