Illegal mining was going on since many days in the middle of the Mumbai’s Pawai mountain. It was only when deputy mayor, Mohan Mitbavkar, noticed the illegal mining. He visited the place and checked all necessary documents. He said that even collector cannot give the permission for this as the matter falls under the workability of BMC environment department and forest department.
A tunnel is made in this mountain for a builder and residents blames that top officials and even the collector is involved in this.
There are around 1 lakh huts residing on the mountain whose lives are at stake with this illegal mining.
As of now a stopper notice is given to hold the work.