MMRDA asks officials to clear debris from BKC plot

Aug 02, 2013, 00:07 IST | Ranjeet Jadhav

Order follows MiD DAY's cover story on how the development body's 6,000 sq m plot in heart of city was being used to dump construction rubble and trash

A day after MiD DAY reported how MMRDA’s Rs 836 crore plot in BKC was being used to dump construction debris, the development body asked the relevant department to clear the ground at the earliest.

Click to view: Rs 826-cr BKC plot is now a dumping ground
MiD DAY’s front page story yesterday

“The dumping of debris on our plot, C-18 at G-Block in Bandra-Kurla Complex, has come as a shock to us. We have already informed the land cell department to clear the rubble at the earliest and keep a watch on the people dumping it so action can be taken against them.”

It is the job of MMRDA’s land cell department to take care of its plots in BKC. Sources told this newspaper that senior authorities have also asked officials to keep vigil in the night so the culprits can be nabbed red-handed.

On Wednesday, when MiD DAY visited the plot, we saw discarded construction material had been dumped at two spots on this prime piece of real estate in the heart of the city.

On Thursday, MiD DAY had highlighted how a Rs 826 cr BKC plot, has turned into a dumping ground where trucks furtively throw away rubbish in the dead of night.
A watchman from a nearby building said that the dumping usually occurred in the night.

Incidentally, this is the same piece of land that had been allotted to Jet Airways in a 2008 land auction, but was taken back from it last October after the airline failed to make full payment for it. Jet also had to forfeit Rs 10 crore it had paid to MMRDA as earnest money to secure the plot after winning the bid.  

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