Pratiksha Nagar, Mumbai -
A fencing wall encircling the Chaitanya society at Pratiksha Nagar's Mhada colony has caused much friction between the Mhada, and the buildings repairs board.
The repairs board is shrugging off the responsibility of demolishing three shops that are coming in the way of constructing the wall. On the other hand, Mhada says that since the repairs board collects rents from the shops, it is the board's responsibility to get them removed.
Built in 2011, the buildings in the Chaitanya society, as well as other buildings in the colony, are in bad shape. Mumbai Live had reported on the same earlier this month. The report caused Mhada to commence repairs to the buildings shortly, but the issue of the fencing wall continues to be a thorn in the flesh.
Repairs board officials told Mumbai Live that while the three shops are unauthorised, there is no provision for their resettlement even though the board continues to collect rents from them. The board official said that Mhada would soon be intimated that the resettlement of the shops was not the board's responsibility.
Mhada's Mumbai division head Subhash Lakhe, on the other hand, says the matter is under investigation and would be resolved soon.
Harried residents, torn between the two boards are however now threatening an agitation to get the issue resolved at the earliest.