Thane encroachments: State plans total removal by May 2011
Mumbai: The Maharshtra Government today
told the Bombay High Court that it plans to demolish all the
illegal structures in neighbouring Thane by May next year.
The division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and
Justice S C Dharmadhirai was hearing PIL filed by Harit Vasai
By government`s own estimate, there are some 4,95,000
unauthorised structures in the district.
At an earlier hearing, court had sought a timetable
In an affidavit filed today, state chief secretary J N
Dange has stated that demolition of commercial structures
would be over by September 30, but action against residential
structures would be started only in October, after the
Though not mentioned in the affidavit, the government
pleader told the High Court that entire drive is expected to
be over by May next year.
Interestingly, the affidavit says that state`s
proposal to regularise slums which have been in existence
since before January 2000 is pending as a case in this regard
is before the Supreme Court.
Already, state has regularised slums prior to 1995.
Under the circumstances, the affidavit has sought more
time from High Court with respect to pre-2000 slums.
The court did not pass any order today, but has sought
progress report on demolition issue in three weeks.
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