Trouble spelled with all its might on one of the city’s well-known food chains – Haldiram Foods as the matter of illegal construction in its premises has been escalated to as high as the State Government. Taking serious cognizance of the deliberate violation of rules by Haldiram’s, the Chief Minister’s Office in Mumbai has acknowledged the report published in Nagpur Today in this regard and dashed out the news link to the Secretary of Urban Development Shrikant Singh to probe into the alleged glitch.
Haldiram’s has been mired into controversies one after another thanks to the series of violations it has committed in the past, functioning on its whims and fancies. The group had allegedly drawn the ball in its court in connivance with few officials in the city’s civic body and NIT.
As Nagpur Today carried out the series of reports about the alleged violations by Haldiram’s time and again, the Chief Minister’s office has taken into consideration the news published on the site. The news links have been forwarded through official mail id of the Chief Minister to the Urban Development Secretary.
Haldiram’s has been always caught on the wrong side of the law, be it the matter of functioning on fake approvals, or illegally tapping in water from NMC’s trunk line at its water park, poor quality of foods or keeping the future packaging dates on its handy packs. The latest case has cropped up to expose the unauthorised erection of store rooms on the space meant for parking at one of the Haldiram’s restaurant at Shankar Nagar square. Due to this evident problem, the visitors at the restaurant haplessly park their vehicles by the road side, obstructing the smooth flow of traffic.
The basement at Haldiram’s Shankar Nagar restaurant is reportedly being used for commercial purpose whereas the space was shown as meant for parking in their approval plan. The brazen violation has been going on since the outlet started its operations.
However Halidram’s Group has received the NMC notice on August 14 or August 16, 2014 to remove the structure. As per the rule, if the party fails to comply with the orders, then NMC had to take the onus upon itself to demolish the structure. Left aghast by the NMC order, Haldiram’s Group eventually intimated Dharampeth zone office about felling the illegally built structure, however the final decision would be taken by NMC squad after visiting the concerned premises at Shankar Nagar.