Mumbai: The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has sanctioned most effective three temporary film studios in the Madh-Marve vicinity inside the remaining years, consistent with publicly to be had files

The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has sanctioned simplest three brief film studios within the Madh-Marve area within the remaining two years, consistent with publicly available files.

This is opposite to claims made by using the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Kirit Somaiya that forty nine unlawful movie studios have mushroomed inside the Madh-Marve place among 2020-21, in violation of the coastal law zone (CRZ) rules and with the complicity of the nation coastal zone regulator.

These sanctioned projects encompass transient structures at three plots, occupying metropolis survey (CTS) numbers 1105, 1061, 1432, 1495, 1496, 1497, 1498 in Erangal Village, Madh Marve Road, Malad West.

Permissions have been granted to 3 entities, specifically Bhatia Bollywood Studios, Expressions Studios and Balaji Tirupati Cinemas, in the course of the MCZMA’s 152nd assembly on February sixteen, 2021.

All those plots fall below the CRZ-II class as consistent with the Mumbai CZMP, which refers to developed regions as much as the coastline that fall inside municipal limits.

On September thirteen, whilst of those systems had been being demolished via the BMC, Somaiya tweeted, “By the grace of ministers Aaditya Thackeray and Aslam Sheikh, forty nine unauthorised studios worth ₹1,000 crore had been constructed. We will spoil these kind of symbols of corruption.”

An authentic with the state surroundings branch, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said, “These proposals were located before the MCZMA via the BMC themselves. CRZ clearance was granted best for transient structures for six months, that’s within the ambit of the law. Temporary paintings is allowed in CRZ-II regions. No everlasting land use change turned into granted, and the MCZMA had actually stated that no work is authorized to take vicinity in CRZ-I regions. It is feasible that the corporations violated this clause. They also did no longer follow to renew permissions after the six months had expired, however that can’t imply connivance with the MCZMA.”

Asked why the MCZMA did no longer proactively take a look at whether or not those person companies have been complying with their phrases, the legit said, “The MCZMA is a small body. It does now not have the manpower to be constantly checking matters on the ground. It is also the BMC’s process to display land-use violations and convey them to the awareness of the MCZMA. The company has now not but raised this kind of criticism earlier than the regulator. There may be violators who in no way approached the MCZMA for permission.”

When contacted for a touch upon Wednesday, Somaiya turned into struck with the aid of his allegations. “The MCZMA need to by no means have granted the permissions within the first place. This was done so illegally in favour of some events, and has given upward push to forty-50 such violators inside the location who’re building even in CRZ-1 areas and no development zone patches,” he said, although with out presenting the names of the violating consumer organizations.

Responding to Somaiya’s court cases, which had first been raised in July, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal final week ordered an inquiry into the legality of those 49 studios in Madh, Marve, Bhati, Erangal, and Malad that allegedly came up between 2021 and 2022.

Deputy municipal commissioner Harshad Kale, who is leading the probe into those violations, declined to remark announcing it would be beside the point to do so until a final report is submitted to the municipal commissioner.

Kiran Dighavkar, who turned into these days appointed because the ward officer for P/N Ward, said, “It is uncertain where this estimation of forty nine studios has come from. In our inventory-taking, we have determined a complete of four parties who’ve erected studios in CRZ areas. What seems to be the case, prima facie, is they persisted to function beyond the stipulated six-month period, but the events did no longer technique the MCZMA to resume their CRZ clearance. The specific violations will come out inside the probe. Two of those systems were demolished on Tuesday.”

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