BMC to remove hoardings above 40 feet in size

By: 600011 On: May 16, 2024, 2:26 PM


Mumbai: BMC orders to remove billboards above 40 feet in size in Mumbai. The action comes after the accident in Ghatkopar. Last day, 16 people were killed when a 120 feet board fell on top of a petrol pump in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. The accident occurred due to dust storm and rain in Mumbai and surrounding areas. Many people were injured in the accident.

BMC has ordered an inquiry into the incident. A case was filed by the corporation in the incident. A case has been registered against the advertising company owner on charges of involuntary manslaughter. It is reported that the huge advertisement board was erected without permission. It is also alleged that trees were cut so that the advertisement board could be seen clearly.

The advertisement board that collapsed at Ghatkopar was 120x120 feet in size. It was featured in the Limca Book of Records. But the corporation responded that no permission is given for advertisement boards with a size of more than 40x40 feet. The collapsed billboard was erected by advertising company Ego Media. The information is coming out that many cases including rape are pending against the owner of the establishment, Bhavesh Bhinde.

Bhavesh Bhinde, who contested as an independent candidate from Mulund constituency in 2009, had stated in his election affidavit that 23 cases were registered against him under the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act and the Negotiable Instruments Act.