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Mumbai: Renovation contract awarded, contractor drives bulldozer on Banganga stairs

Nita Yadav

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A case of stairs being damaged during the renovation and cleaning of the mythological and historically important Banganga lake in Mumbai has come to light. It is alleged that the contractor had driven a bulldozer on the foot of the lake. On receiving information about the matter, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and local MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha inspected the site along with Mumbai Police and Municipal Corporation officials. A case has been ordered to be registered against the contractor.

Let us tell you that Banganga lake is not only mentioned in Ramayana, it also has historical and spiritual significance. In the name of renovation, there is a lot of anger among the people regarding the damage being done to this heritage. It is being said that the contract was awarded for the renovation of Banganga lake. In the meantime, the contractor caused damage by running a bulldozer on the foot of the lake. On receiving the information, Cabinet Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha reached the spot and spoke to Mumbai Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar on phone.

Order to register offense against contractor

He has asked for an FIR to be registered against the contractor for damaging the heritage and also directed the municipal corporation officials to blacklist the contractor’s company. On the other hand, officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have asked the concerned officials of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation to carry out the repairs within the next 72 hours. ASI has also decided that a local committee will be formed to prevent such incidents.

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The committee will investigate

This committee will monitor the works related to renovation. A committee of Mumbai Municipal Corporation officials has also been constituted on the instructions of the ASI. The committee will investigate the matter and submit a report to the ASI within 15 days.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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