Bulldozers rolled into Mumbai’s Malad space to demolish dozens of illegally constructed movie studios, which the BJP alleged had been constructed beneath the safety of the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company, the civic physique of the Maharashtra capital, initiated motion after an order from the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT).
BJP’s Kirit Somaiya, who has been elevating the problem for a very long time, was seen strolling along with his supporters to the spot with a spade. He had alleged that the studios had been constructed with out permission and primarily based on fraudulent paperwork in violation of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Administration Authority (MCZMA).
The Western zone bench of the NGT on Thursday revoked a keep on the demolition of 5 studios in Madh Island whereas dismissing a plea filed by the studio operators, disallowing them from additional operations.
Mr Somaiya mentioned BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal knew of this unlawful rip-off however did not take motion. “We approached the courtroom which questioned the BMC on how unlawful constructions had been allowed,” he mentioned, including that they’ve requested the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister to order a probe into this.
Permission was given to those 5 studios for a short lived construction, however they’d arrange an enormous construction by which a variety of metal and concrete materials was used.