Illegal Bakery Demolished

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has initiated the demolition of a 50-year-old illegal bakery operating since 1974 on a BMC plot in Byculla. Despite being provided with a permanent location in Goregaon by the BMC, the bakery continued to use both premises and legally contested the BMC’s eviction notice. However, the court ruled in favor of the BMC, allowing the demolition to proceed.

The area being reclaimed spans 3,400 square meters and includes 117 tenants. The illegal bakery occupied 500 square meters of this area and was attempting to stall the redevelopment process. The demolition was conducted under the vigilant supervision of 25 BMC officials, supported by 20 police officers to ensure a smooth operation without incident.

The BMC has awarded the Letter of Intent (LOI) for the redevelopment project to HI Rock Construction Pvt. Ltd, (Kinjal Group, Mumbai). Within three months, redevelopment will commence, featuring a 22-floor rehabilitation wing and a 35-floor wing for sale. Additionally, a new playground will be constructed and handed over to the BMC, providing much-needed recreational space for the community.

There are numerous BMC plots across Mumbai occupied illegally, preventing their optimal use for public benefit. This case sets a precedent, demonstrating the BMC’s renewed efforts to reclaim illegal occupancy and develop these areas for the public good.

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