Maharashtra: 1,299 Houses Under Landslide Prone Areas, Forest Department Issues Notice
| Monday | 2nd August, 2021
Alert issued in areas prone to landslide.
Maharashtra`s Thane forest department has issued a notice to 1,299 houses in the three landslide-prone areas of Kalwa. The department has claimed that these structures are illegal and on steep slopes, thus dangerous. It has asked the residents to submit their property documents, or these structures will be razed.
Forest officials have also formed ten teams to verify the property records of these structures.
The houses that notices have been sent to are located in Aatkoneshwar Nagar, Waghoba Nagar, and Gholai Nagar in Kalwa. The forest officials said they have also submitted the list of these houses to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Limited to ensure that the power and water supply to these homes are disconnected.
An officer from the forest department said, “We started surveying the hillocks in Kalwa last week. As per the survey, there are 1,200 houses in extreme landslide-prone areas. We are also checking since when was property tax levied on these slums, and when were water and power supplied.”
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