HC Directs BMC To Clear Its Stand

The Bombay high court on Tuesday directed the BMC to clear its stand on a petition filed by the Wadia Trust seeking a direction to the civic body to pay a compensation of `430 crore after its land was merged in the Mithi river widening project in 2006. A division bench of Justices S.C. Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to spell out its stand in two weeks. Wadia Trust had approached the high court last year seeking compensation of `430 crore after their land admeasuring over 11,000 square metres was merged in the Mithi river-widening project undertaken by the corporation after the July 26, 2005 deluge. “Since July 2006, the petitioner has been sending letters to the civic body seeking compensation. On January 1, 2008 the corporation sent a letter stating that a policy regarding compensation in lieu of land acquired for the river-widening project is being finalised. However, till date nothing has been done,” the petition states.

30-yr-old mowed down by truck, driver booked
Mumbai, Sept. 24

A 30-year-old man, who had got married two months ago, was killed after a speeding truck mowed him down while he was crossing the northbound stretch of the Western Express Highway near Rawalpada in Dahisar (east) on Monday afternoon.
The driver, Ibrahim Sayyed (25), has been arrested. The Dahisar police said that the victim, Shivaji Kadam, was battling for his life at the spot with multiple injuries for a long time, but motorists passed by without rendering help. Finally, he was taken to the hospital in a police van, but was declared dead on admission.
Sayyed has been booked for causing death due to negligence.

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