Activists Seek Renewd Action Against Illegal Bldgs | Thane News

THANE: Yeour villagers and activists have questioned the sudden freeze on action against illegal structures in the area alleging that nightlife in this stretch bordering the SGNP has resumed causing inconvenience to the residents and the wildlife.
It may be noted that the corporation had taken action against a hotel in the area after local activists and villagers had threatened to stage a protest. However, weeks after the action, the activities in the area abutting the forest has resumed, complained activists. The Yeoor Van Hakk Samiti had held a press conference requesting the Chief Minister and other concerned officials to take action against illegal hotels and other establishments in the forest. After the press conference, TMC’s Vartak Nagar Committee took action against one specific hotel. Many days have passed by but no action has been taken on the remaining unauthorized hotels, turfs, and lawns.
The activists complained that the authorities seem to have promised action only for namesake as all illegal activities continue unabated and have appealed to the corporation, forest department and the Thane police to take corrective action soon.
“Instances of night parties, loud DJs, late-night cricket at turfs, people consuming liquor in the forest and dumping garbage and the forest roads witnessing traffic jams have become a norm now. The miscreants seem to have no fear of the law. Often, tribal women and children expressed concern as they feel unsafe at night due to the presence of drunken tourists on the streets. The local ecology has also been disturbed by these activities,” complained activist Nishant Bangera. Congress former corporator Vikrant Chavan said they will continue their fight against the illegal activities going on in the area.

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