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BMC pulls down 8 illegal billboards on railway land in Dadar

On Friday, May 17, the BMC issued notices to Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) and directed them to remove all large-sized hoardings within three days.

BMC pulls down 8 illegal billboards on railway land in Dadar
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had removed eight illegal billboards of Ego Media Pvt Ltd on Tilak Bridge in Dadar (East). This action was taken after issuing a notice to the Government Railway Police (GRP) last week.

A few days ago, on May 13, 2024, a 120x120 feet hoarding of the same company collapsed in Ghatkopar. In which 16 people had died and 74 were injured. Firm owner Bhavesh Bhinde (51) was booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Later, he was also arrested.

None of the eight billboards fell within the BMC's guidelines of 40x40 square feet limit. On Friday, May 17, the BMC issued notices to Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) and directed them to remove all large-sized hoardings within three days. The goal of removal is to prevent potential disasters and ensure public safety.

The notice, under the Disaster Management Act (2005), lists eight hoarding locations on the Tilak Bridge in Dadar East which need to be removed. Additional Municipal Commissioner (City) Ashwini Joshi said in the notice, "If this is not done, the BMC will remove it at your risk and the cost of removal will be recovered from you."

The work of removing these eight billboards in Railway Police Colony under the jurisdiction of Railway Police Commissioner in F North Ward started on Sunday, May 19.

Kiran Dighavkar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Special) said that eight hoardings on Tilak bridge are on GRP land and work is on to remove them. The entire removal process will take at least two days as the foundation needs to be properly removed.

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