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Unauthorized Hoardings: 60 of 62 in Mumbai Lack Govt Approval

A recent survey by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) revealed that 60 out of 62 hoardings in Mumbai lack the necessary ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) from MHADA. This follows last month’s disastrous hoarding collapse incident in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area, which resulted in 17 deaths and over 70 injuries. In a statement, MHADA […]

A recent survey by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) revealed that 60 out of 62 hoardings in Mumbai lack the necessary ‘no objection certificate’ (NOC) from MHADA. This follows last month’s disastrous hoarding collapse incident in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area, which resulted in 17 deaths and over 70 injuries. In a statement, MHADA confirmed that the survey was conducted on the instructions of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

Over the past two months, MHADA has issued notices to owners of unauthorized hoardings for immediate removal. It has asserted that non-compliance will result in enforced dismantling with support from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Despite BMC approval, many hoardings across the city lack MHADA’s NOC, prompting corrective action. BMC has issued notices to advertisers to submit MHADA’s NOC or face advertising permit revocation and legal action under the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act 1888.

Recently, MHADA and BMC jointly removed a large unauthorized hoarding in Juhu, emphasizing their commitment to public safety and regulatory compliance in public spaces. MHADA’s Vice President and CEO, Sanjeev Jaiswal, underscored their priority of citizen safety and regulatory adherence.

 

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