Navi Mumbai Municipal Company (NMMC) has within the year few days been going all out, cracking i’m sick on unlawful structures within the town below the private supervision of the newly appointed deputy municipal commissioner (DMC) (Encroachment) Rahul Gethe. The motion has irked the industry people that has complained to police alleging top handedness and unlawful motion.
Gethe who was once Important Minister Eknath Shinde’s Officer on Particular Accountability previous, has since taking price in September, led shatter drives that appeared suspended for slightly at some point. He’s identified to modify off his cell phone throughout the drives to safeguard there’s no interference from any quarter.
Gethe has lately taken motion towards unlawful structures and likewise centered unlawful garages, resorts, vehicles, eating places and retail outlets. The civic frame has claimed encroachment of marginal territory, persisted importance of quickly allowed tin sheds and so on. by way of the shopkeepers and institutions.
A contemporary power in sector 19C of Vashi alongside the Palm Seaside highway has disappointed the native businessmen in particular. The civic frame had levied a nice of ₹72,09,850 at the businessmen for unlawful marginal territory and removing of the tin sheds.
The industry people below the aegis of sector 19C Welfare Affiliation protested on Tuesday and filed a police grievance towards NMMC at APMC police station via Retail outlets and Investors Affiliation of sector 19C.
Then, they approached Airoli MLA Ganesh Naik who inspected the department of shatter. He requested the businessmen to put up to him their grievances assuring them that he’ll take in the problems raised by way of them with NMMC government.
Mentioned Mahendra Bhanushali, a businessman, “On October 25, NMMC authorities came over with heavy machines suddenly and started demolishing the name boards, shutters and godowns which also affected the structures of the buildings.”
He alleged, “The action was brutal with no heed to the pleas by the shopkeepers. One of them was even manhandled which is totally unacceptable.”
Businessman Surendra Singh mentioned, “We are not saying that there were no mistakes by some businessmen, but this is goondaism. No warning was given, action taken sans cutting electricity. We will meet the municipal commissioner on the issue and also go to court on it.”
Added Tarun Jain, every other businessman, “Even the legal compound walls, shutters, boards, electric wires etc. were demolished in the action. We have been doing business here for 25 years and the buildings have existed since then.”
He mentioned, “It is Diwali time and we have to suffer such huge losses. We are demanding a thorough investigation of the illegal action and action against the guilty civic officials.”
Mentioned former BJP corporator Shubhangi Patil, who accompanied them, “It is sad that the traders had to come to the police station. Action was taken against them sans any warning. We will support them in this injustice as more traders will take to the streets soon.”
Refuting allegations of unlawful motion, deputy municipal commissioner Dr Rahul Gethe mentioned, “The action was carried out under the instructions of municipal commissioner Rajesh Narvekar as part of the Swachh Bharat survey. The central committee is in the city for inspection and it is important that the city remain clean and free of encroachments.”
He clarified, “There was an incident involving a businessman and a contractor personnel and not an NMMC personnel.”
Said Gethe, “A delegation of the traders had met me requesting that action not be taken till Diwali as it is their season time. I had assured them that we shall halt our action under humanitarian grounds till November 15.”
Added the DMC, “The shopkeepers have not taken permission for the digital sign boards. We have told them that post Diwali, we will hold a meeting with the concerned department and ensure that all necessary permissions are in place and uniform banners and canopies are erected at permitted locations.”
At the same time as there are experiences of the resort and eating place trade additionally being disappointed on the motion and increase drive towards Gethe, he mentioned, “The civic body is committed to take action against illegal structures and constructions sans any bias. I am just doing my job and we intend to intensify our action in the near future, which everyone should take note of.”