The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has decided to approach the High Court to seek permission to remove all 434 unauthorised hoardings in the city.
Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Singh said, “In 2022 when we had asked to remove illegal hoardings then, the hoarding association filed a petition in the high court and the court maintained status quo. But considering the yesterday’s mishap we have decided to request court to remove all 434 illegal hoardings in the city.’’
The Municipal Corporation has been making concerted efforts to remove the illegal hoardings that have mushroomed across the city, obstructing public spaces, and posing risks. The Corporation had issued several notices and warnings to the offenders, urging them to voluntarily remove the unauthorized hoardings and comply with the municipal bylaws and regulations. However, the court kept the situation as it is, halted the PCMC progress, as it prevented them from taking any further action against the illegal hoardings.
A Case filed at Ravet police station under CR no 185 Sec 304 Part 2 IPC against Land owner Mhasudage Namdeo, Datta Taras who erected hoarding and who rented Mahesh Tanaji Gade and Others responsible for this incident and further investigation is going on.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced an assistance of Rs 3 lakh for each of the families of the five persons who died after getting crushed under the illegal hoarding that was collapsed in Kiwale area on Monday.