BJP Leader Kirit Somaiya Files Complaint Against Illegal Hoardings in Mumbai

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has filed a complaint at Kherwadi police station, alleging that 60 out of 62 hoardings on MHADA-owned land in Mumbai are illegal. This action comes after a fatal incident involving a collapsed hoarding. Somaiya seeks action against MHADA and BMC officials as well as involved advertising companies.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 03-06-2024 21:02 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 21:02 IST
BJP Leader Kirit Somaiya Files Complaint Against Illegal Hoardings in Mumbai
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BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has officially filed a police complaint against the installation of illegal hoardings on land owned by the state-run housing agency MHADA in Mumbai. His complaint, lodged at the Kherwadi police station, claims that 60 out of 62 billboards lack legal authorization.

This urgent move follows a tragic incident where 17 people lost their lives when a massive hoarding fell on a petrol pump due to high winds and unseasonal rains on May 13 in Ghatkopar's Chheda Nagar locality.

Somaiya has called for stringent action against the responsible officials from MHADA and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), as well as 17 advertising companies that allegedly erected the billboards unlawfully. Investigations are underway to probe the legitimacy of these installations and uncover who has been collecting licence fees for the unauthorized hoardings.

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