Maharashtra to set up task force to curb illegal constructions along creeks

The question was relating to destruction of mangroves along the Thane-Vasai creek on government and private land.

Published: 22nd March 2017 03:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2017 03:48 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government will set up a dedicated toll-free number and constitute a task force to curb unauthorised constructions along creeks by destroying mangroves.

The suggestion came from Yogesh Sagar (BJP) who was in the Chair during the Question Hour and accepted by Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam.

The question was relating to destruction of mangroves along the Thane-Vasai creek on government and private land.

Kadam said Thane District Collector had filed cases under Environment Protection Act for destroying mangroves and making unauthorised construction.

Sagar, who was in the Chair, said a dedicated toll number should be set up for information of destruction of mangroves along the creeks and also a task force to take action.

Sanjay Kelkar, BJP's Thane MLA said godowns and hotels have come up along the creek.

Ashish Shelar (BJP) also highlighted unauthorised activities along the creek in his constituency Bandra.

The suggestion was accepted by the minister.

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