5000+ hutments could be demolished to construct an INR 300 Cr cycle track

The demolishment is planned in five stages over 12 days and is scheduled to start on November 6 from Powai


What’s the story?

The BMC is planning to demolish over 5000 hutments near Tansa pipeline in Kurla to make way for the civic body's INR 300-crore Green Wheels cycle track project. 

Demolishment could start from Nov 6

According to reports in TOI, Ajitkumar Ambi, assistant commissioner, L Ward, faces an uphill task to remove over 5000 encroachments and has planned the demolition in five stages over 12 days, starting on November 6 from Powai.

This is how the demolishment will progress

  • First stretch (JVLR bridge to Uday Nagar) - 2,710 hutments will be razed over four days.
  • Second stretch (Saki Naka to Asalpha II towards Ghatkopar) - 956 structures will be demolished.
  • Third stretch (Saki Naka to Kurla station) - 1,283 hutments
  • Fourth stretch (Kurla railway gate to Thakkar Bappa Colony IV) - Minor demolitions of three shanties.
  • The last leg of the demolition (Priyadarshani building to MGL Station V in Chembur) - 273 structures.
  • The demolitions will be conducted from November 6 to 18, excluding Sundays.

Tansa pipeline stretches 9.6 km

The Tansa pipeline in L Ward in Kurla stretches 9.6 km, from JVLR bridge to Uday Nagar near the Saki Naka metro station up to Rahul Nagar, Chembur.

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