BMC took big action after the hoarding collapse incident...

After the hoarding incident in mumbai yesterday during the storm and rain, BMC has ordered the immediate removal of other hoardings in Mumbai. BMC Additional Commissioner ashwini Joshi has passed an order to remove the remaining hoardings under the Disaster Management Act. mumbai police Commissioner vivek Phansalkar has said that strict action will be taken against those responsible for the hoarding collapse incident in the city. At least 14 people were killed and 74 injured when a 100-feet tall illegal billboard collapsed on a petrol pump in Ghatkopar during the dust storm and unseasonal rain that lashed mumbai on monday, according to civic officials.

Phansalkar visited the incident site late on monday evening where he spoke to journalists and assured action against those responsible for the incident. He said, we assure the citizens that strict legal action will be taken against those responsible for this accident. Another official said that a case has been registered against Bhavesh Bhinde, owner of M/s Ego media Private Limited, and others under culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other relevant sections of the indian Penal Code at pant nagar police station.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials, a search and rescue operation was going on at the petrol pump located in Chheda nagar on tuesday morning. According to civic officials, the billboard was illegal and no permission was taken to install it. chief minister Eknath Shinde visited the incident site late monday evening and ordered a structural audit of all hoardings in the city. He said that if the hoardings are found illegal and dangerous, they will be removed immediately. This is a very unfortunate incident. The government will investigate this and action will be taken against those responsible. I have also asked the BMC Commissioner to conduct a structural audit of all the hoardings in the city. Those found illegal and dangerous will be removed, Shinde told reporters. He announced an assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the families of each person killed due to falling hoarding.

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