Wednesday, July 29, 2009

With likely demolition, row house residents of Vashi meet Thane Guardian minister Ganesh Naik

Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik meets residents of row houses of Vashi Sector 6,7 and 8 at NMSA to resolve the problem of illegal encroachment.After almost 90% of the residents receiving notices from NMMC for making unauthorized extensions at their houses, the residents approached their local corporator Vittal More who arranged a meeting of the residents with Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. They presented their issues with the Minister saying that even though the construction is illegal they have done it because of security issues and within their ground area. They have not encroached upon any public space. Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik addressing the residents stated that the civic body was following orders from the High Court. He advised the residents to approach the court for a stay order. He further expressed hope that with the raining season, demolition would be delayed by NMMC and hence, giving time to the residents to sought a solution to the problem. Local corporator Vittal More said that he represents the residents and as a corporator of the area he will take immediate action by forming a committee and approaching the best lawyer to handle the case. Also present for the meeting was MP Sanjeev Naik, NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik.

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