55 constructions were removed in a single day
(Jai Prakash Kelkar)
(from our representative)
MUMBAI: Encroachments on about five and a half acres of Central Government Telephone Corporation’s land in Borivali (West) were removed by action taken by the R-Central Ward of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
A case related to the encroachment of this land in Borivali was pending in the High Court, which was finally ruled in favor of the government by Rakot. Therefore, the municipality has taken action to remove the encroachment.
This plot of Borivali is spread over 10 acres. A total of five and a half acres of land had been encroached on for ten years. The Malmatta officer of the International Inspection Station issued an order in 2013, i.e. 10 years ago, and instructed to remove the encroachments. The encroachers went to the High Court against it. Since then the trial was going on in the court. Finally the court ordered the removal of this encroachment and the municipality took this action.
After the encroachment is removed, the hurdles in constructing a state-of-the-art spectrum inspection station on a 10-acre site will be removed. It will also benefit neighboring states including Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Department of Telephone comes under Ministry of Telecom of Central Government. Wireless Planning and Coordination is working in this department. This division acts as the national radio regulatory body coordinating the work across the country. This department deals with planning, regulation of radio frequency, ground stations as well as space station, wireless stations. The department also has the authority to license wireless messaging centers in the country. In that regard, a total of five international monitoring stations in the country are managed from this department, one of them being Borivali (West) in Mumbai.