BMC Cracks Down on Illegal Excavations Following Copper Wire Theft in Matunga

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has instructed its officers to report any unauthorized excavations. This directive comes after copper wires valued at Rs 6.78 lakh were stolen from a footpath in Matunga. Increased night patrols are being enforced, and six men have been arrested in connection with the theft.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 12-06-2024 21:40 IST | Created: 12-06-2024 21:40 IST
BMC Cracks Down on Illegal Excavations Following Copper Wire Theft in Matunga
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The Mumbai civic body has mandated officials to file police complaints against any unauthorized excavations detected in the city. This directive from BMC Commissioner Bhushan Gagrani comes after an incident in Matunga where individuals were caught allegedly stealing underground copper wires.

Ward officers across Mumbai have been instructed to remain alert and report unauthorized digging activities immediately. This move follows the discovery that copper cables worth approximately Rs 6.78 lakh were stolen from beneath a footpath on Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, a critical artery in Matunga. The stolen cables, measuring about 103 meters, belonged to MTNL.

To mitigate inconvenience to residents, the BMC has started refilling the excavated footpath, especially ahead of the monsoon season. Other city agencies have been warned about such unauthorized road digging. The BMC filed a police complaint on May 17, with MTNL filing a case at the Matunga police station on May 30. Six men have been arrested in connection with the theft, and night patrols in Matunga have been intensified to prevent further incidents.

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