Safety measures inadequate, resident move to HC against Metro construction

By Accommodation Times (
An Andheri resident Monica Matani has moved to Bombay High Court citing safety measures are insufficient which has been taken by the Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) for constructing the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro Rail Corridor-1, said that “High Court have to issue stay notice on further construction of Metro project and also cancel the -Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Chief Fire Officer (CFO) in the previous year.
The PIL which has been filed by resident challenging that the 12km metro corridor comprises of 12 stations that are not built as per the new amended Development Control Rights (DCR) and National Building Code.
The PIL also alleged that “the designs for the entire 12-km length of the viaduct connecting the stations have not even been submitted to the fire department nor has an NOC been sought from or granted by the CFO for the viaduct, though mandatorily required.”
The construction work of the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar has begun in the second month of 2008, whereas application for NOC has been sent to fire department in the last month of 2009, PIL states.
However, bench of justices comprising Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice R V More have asked to CFO to file a reply to the PIL in four weeks.

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