According to an order that will be passed on April 28, owners of petrol pump lands will not be able to sell them for other commercial uses. Fearing a scenario wherein the city runs out of petrol pumps, the MCGM has decided to pass an order on April 28 prohibiting sale of petrol pump land for any other usage. The civic body had earlier received directives from the State Government asking for a change in the Development Control Regulation under Section 33 (7). The Government had instructed MCGM not to consider requests from land owners to close down petrol pumps so that the land could be used for constructing commercial and residential buildings. Manoj Kotak, BMC’s Improvements Committee chairman, said they will not only prohibit sale of existing petrol pumps, but also designate exclusive plots for fuelling facilities. Bureau report – NMTV News.
November 10, 2015