Billboard Collapse Incident in Ghatkopar: BMC Chief Vows Action Against Illegal Hoarding, Landowner Also in Line for Legal Action

Billboard Collapse Incident in Ghatkopar: BMC Chief Vows Action Against Illegal Hoarding, Landowner Also in Line for Legal Action

Billboard Collapse Incident in Ghatkopar: BMC Chief Vows Action Against Illegal Hoarding, Landowner Also in Line for Legal Action

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Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation chief Bhushan Gagrani has emphasized the seriousness of the illegal hoarding incident in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, stating that not only was the hoarding unauthorized, but it also exceeded the maximum size allowed by the civic body. Measuring 120x120sqft, it far surpassed the permitted size of 40x40sqft. 

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Gagrani affirmed that action would be taken against the advertising agency Ego Media Pvt Ltd, responsible for erecting the billboard, as well as the landowner(s) involved. 

A criminal case is set to be filed, with BMC chief Gagrani asserting the need for accountability from all parties associated with the unlawful advertisement. The BMC issued a notice Monday evening, identifying the Ghatkopar hoarding among eight illegal structures at Ramabai Nagar. 

Advocate Pranav Badheka emphasized that those implicated in the case would not be able to invoke the defense of ‘an act of God,’ as Monday’s adverse weather conditions did not constitute a cyclone. This underscores the gravity of the situation, indicating a concerted effort to address the illegalities and uphold regulatory standards.