Hoarding took the lives of 16 people-What are the rules?

On May 13, during heavy rain and storm in mumbai, a 100-foot-long and 250-tonne hoarding installed at a petrol pump in the Ghatkopar area fell. In this incident, a total of 100 people were trapped under the hoarding, out of which 74 people were injured and 16 people lost their lives.

Regarding this entire matter, officials say that this hoarding was installed illegally. Following its collapse, a case of culpable homicide has been registered against the associated advertising company Ego Media as well as officials of the State Railway police (GRP) and the mumbai Municipal Corporation department for ignoring the illegal hoardings. Not only this, orders have also been given to take action against all those hoardings installed in the city, which have been put up without the license of the Municipal Corporation.

Whose hoarding land?

The land of the hoarding belongs to the home Department and the State Government, which was given for the welfare of GRP. The land on which the hoarding was put up is in the possession of the collector and maharashtra Government police Housing Welfare Corporation. The petrol pump was given on lease by signing an agreement with bpcl to generate income on behalf of WelfareIt was said on behalf of petrol Pump and EGO media that without taking permission from BMC, 4 hoardings were erected by taking NOC from GRP, but no discussion was taken with BMC in any way nor permission was taken.

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