Locals protest after BMC demolishes two public toilets in Trombay

Earlier in 2018, the two public toilets were demolished and the BMC is constructing an “illegal” gymnasium


In Mumbai’s Trombay area, a Gymnasium is being constructed after demolishing two public toilets while the locals are strongly opposing the same. Earlier in 2012, two toilets were constructed in Ward number 143, near the Velankanni Church, from the Parliament funds. The locals used to utilise the public toilets. 

Earlier in December 2018, two public toilets were demolished and even after the strong opposition from the locals, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) funds were utilised to construct the Gymnasium, illegally. 

The locals said that the civic body is violating several rules and conditions in order to construct a gym. However, there is no board or sign regarding the construction.

RTI activist and Social worker Shakeel Ahmed Sheikh informed that the Shiv Sena’s local councillor, Rituja Tara, is generating pressure on the local police to extract benefits for her party workers while constructing the gymnasium. 

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The locals in the area have been protesting since the past 20 days against the illegal construction of the gymnasium. The locals have written to the Engineer along with the Municipal Deputy Commissioner Bharat Marathe demanding and complaining to stop the construction for the gym.