Mumbai: BMC takes action against illegal shops near Crawford Market

Updated: Aug 29, 2019, 19:55 IST | Arita Sarkar |

The illegal shops which have been selling toys and cheap electronic items for a long time were demolished by the BMC officials today

On Thursday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took up a major demolition drive near Crawford Market. Along with the support of the local police, a team of 60 civic officials carried out the demolition drive of around 50 illegal shops behind Manish Market.

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BMC officials carrying out the demolition drive at Crawford market

Civic officials from ward A said that the shops have been posing a huge problem for the passing vehicles for a long time. "There is heavy traffic on the Saboo Siddik Road near Musafirkhana and these shops have been blocking the access to the entire width of the road," said a BMC official from the ward A.

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BMC officials clear up the road as officials carry out a demolition drive against illegal shops at Crawford market

The official also added that these illegal shops have been selling toys and cheap electronic items for a long time. The civic official has been planning to take action against them for some time now. The demolition action went on for several hours on Thursday.

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