After billboard collapse, BMC to take down remaining hoardings on GRP land

Talking to PTI, a senior official said the assistant municipal commissioner of the N-ward had issued a notice to an advertisement agency to remove these hoardings with immediate effect, but the civic body has not received any response so far.

The GRP has informed that it does not have the necessary equipment to remove the remaining hoardings and requested the BMC to take them down, he said.

The hoardings are erected back to back and will have to be razed one after the other, the official said, without specifying the timeframe for the demolition.

Another civic official said the hoardings were located along the Eastern Express Highway, which connects Mumbai with Thane.

They are placed about 100-150 meters away from each other, he said.

Though the BMC allows holdings of a maximum size of 40×40 square feet, the illegal hoarding that collapsed measured 120×120 square feet.

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