PMC teams demolish 5 illegal constructions
The drive against illegal construction that had been intensified in the past three days slowed down on Thursday even as the action shifted to Pashan with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration pulling down only five structures employing three teams.
"The three teams were working at Vadgaonsheri, Someshwarwadi and Chaturshingi areas. Five structures totalling 28,000 sq ft were demolished ," said PMC executive engineer Sudhir Kadam. He said rain interfered with the action and the drive would be intensified again. Action was taken against 18 structures on Wednesday.
He said heavy rainfall affected the speed of action against illegal structures and it would be ramped up again.
In Vadgaonsheri, a four-storey building of 5,000 sq ft area in survey number 52 was demolished while action on another building was stopped after the owner gave in writing that he would pull down the building himself. The owner, however, did not demolish the building on his own saying he was unable to get labourers for the purpose.
There was some opposition from local citizens and Sena corporator Sachin Bhagat to the action on illegal constructions.
In Someshwarwadi in Baner, a three-storey building of 3,000 sq ft was razed while one storey of a two-storey building was pulled down in survey number 2. The team took action against a three-storey building in Pashan and two floors of a four-storey building in Baner.
The civic administration had assured that its action would mainly be for bringing down illegal concrete structures in the city, but one of the teams razed a 5,000 sq ft tin shed used as an eating joint near Chaturshingi on Senapati Bapat Road.
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