BMC brings down illegal structures near the Tansa pipeline

After demolishing the illegal structures, BMC cleared the area around 500 metres from the Tansa pipeline. The civic body has now constructed a safety wall to avoid encroachments in future

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently razed down as many as 110 illegal structures, including slums, in a five-day demolition drive at the H-East ward near the Tansa pipeline at Vakola Gaodevi, Santacruz on Monday.

The municipal corporation demolished all the unauthorised, illegal structures and cleared the area around 500 metres from the Tansa pipeline. After clearing the area and removing encroachers, the BMC has now constructed a safety wall to avoid encroachments in future.

“The BMC’s five-day drive against the illegal structures started on Thursday and continued till Monday. After pulling down the illegal structures and clearing the area, a safety wall was constructed so that illegal structures are not erected again," Ashok Khairnar, assistant commissioner, BMC H-East ward said.

Meanwhile, Khairnar further added that the drive was organised with the help of more than 100 BMC employees including officers and labourers. Alongside, close to 100 policemen were also deployed to avoid any eventuality.

Four JCBs, five dumpers, gas-cutters and other tools and equipment were used for this demolition. 

Earlier, in a similar incident, BMC took action against 70 illegal constructions in a two-day demolition drive on Thursday.

The Municipal Corporation brought down 70 illegal constructions in P South area near the nullah in Naya Nagar, Goregaon West, on Thursday. The constructions were demolished to make way for a wider nullah in the area.

The widening of the nullah in Naya Nagar had been pending for the last four years due to illegal constructions near the drain. 

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