Published On : Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

M/s Dhavan Construction Co.dauntlessly building in Zenda Chowk

  • Land-owners urged NMC town-planning dept, to cancel contract
  • Illegal building is going on at connivance of NMC, town-planning and anti-encroachment wing

Nagpur: The construction work of a huge building at Zenda Chowk, Dharampeth is dauntlessly being carried out by M/s Dhavan Construction & Builders Company on the land belonging to Joshi-brothers and Badkas, despite constant protests by the land-owners.

Though the anti-encroachment squad of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) did reach the site on June 20, 2015 with an intention of demolition of the construction-work, but the demolition-drive was withheld, as the builder (Dhavan) produced a copy of his appeal pending with the Maharashtra Urban Development Ministry.

It may be mentioned here that applicants Joshi-brothers, on June 18, 2015, wrote a letter to NMC town planning department in which it was pointed out that M/s Dhavan Construction Company had committed a breach of trust with them (applicants) and urged the department to cancel the contract as well as Dhavan’s fake revised plan/ map, which did not bear the signatures of Joshi-brothers and Badkas as well.

They also informed the department that in future, if they wished, a fresh and genuine revised plan would be submitted, and till then no change be made in any document without their consent. Joshi-brothers had also apprised the Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, of this development on June 21, 2015, Sunday, at Ramgiri residence of CM.

Joshi-brothers are surprised to note, despite their running pillar-to-post to seek justice, how an illegal construction can continue, that too behind the old residence of CM Fadnavis at Dharampeth. ‘It smells rat,’ they feel.Their apprehension is that the illegal construction is going on unbridled at the connivance of NMC administration, town planning department, Dharampeth Zone, anti-encroachment squad and former corporator of Dharampeth ward.

If the sources at NMC headquarters are relied upon, the previous map of construction as approved by town planning department of NMC has several faults in it. Now, desperate Joshi-brothers are intending to approach the court of law to seek justice.



– Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha ( )