A plot of land under the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation or MIDC in Kandivali West will soon be cleared. Spread across 116 acres, it will soon be cleared of restaurants, clubs and other businesses all of which were erected illegally. In a letter by the Revenue Department to the Suburban Collector of Mumbai, it was directed that action should be taken against these violations. Here are all the important details that you would need to about this particular news.
116-Acre MIDC Plot In Kandivali To Be Cleared
According to an article which was recently published by mid-day, officials from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC, have directed the Charkop police to register a First Information Report or FIR. A series of reports were made by mid-day which highlighted the violations on land owned by MIDC. The piece of land is supposed to be used solely for industrial purposes.
Among the illegal businesses that have come up on the land is a restaurant called Golden Leaf Pure Veg. The owner of this restaurant is a Kannada actor, Rajshekhar Kotian. An FIR has been made against the actor and his restaurant. Rajendra Bhosale, who is the Suburban Collector of Mumbai, was cited in the article stating that they had gotten the Revenue Department’s letter and would act on it.
The letter was sent on November 29. The mid-day article also mentioned that the extensive violations going on at the industrial land were brought to the fore by Reji Abraham. Reji Abraham is an activist who is the president of the United Association for Social Educational and Public Welfare Trust. He also highlighted the extensive mismanagement going on of the land owned by the government.
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As per the article, the industrial land has been exploited and many unauthorised businesses have come up including but not limited to restaurants, clubs, boutiques, and car service centres. If the statement made by the Suburban Collector of Mumbai is to go by, all of these illicit businesses will soon be cleared.
Reji also explained that the primary intent of raising this issue is to safeguard the public interest and prevent the misuse of government-owned land. As per his statement cited in the article, the land was established to serve the public with public funds. These violations are acknowledged by the Mumbai suburbs collector and he also noted the oversight as well as delayed action by authorities.
In addition to restaurants and clubs, the 116-acre plot also has cricket and football turfs. These will soon be cleared by the authorities.
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