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Take precautions in monsoon to prevent Ghatkopar type hoarding crash: SC | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and the Railways to take adequate precautionary measures ahead of the monsoon to avoid incidents like the May 13 crash of an oversized hoarding at Ghatkopar that killed 14 persons and caused property damage.On an application filed by MCGM in a pending petition challenging the Bombay HC’s 2017 judgment ousting the civic body’s jurisdiction over hoardings on railway land, a vacation bench of Justices Sanjay Kumar and P.B. Varale said the rains during the monsoon are accompanied by gusty winds and all authorities, including Railways and MCGM, should take extra care and measures to avoid such incidents. The bench posted the matter for hearing next week.MCGM said its policy permitted the erection ...