A case has been filed against Aditya Thackeray, a leader of the Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray faction, and other officials for the unauthorized inauguration of the Delisle Road Bridge in Lower Parel, as stated by Mumbai Police. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s road department lodged a complaint at the NM Joshi police station, resulting in the registration of a case under IPC sections 143, 149, 326, and 447.
As per Mumbai Police, Aditya Thackeray, along with Sunil Shinde, Sachin Ahir, former Mayor Kishori Pednekar, Former Mayor Snehal Ambekar, and 15-20 activists from Shiv Sena (UBT), went to the site and inaugurated the Delisle Road Bridge. The bridge was not fully prepared for traffic, and there was no permission from the Mumbai Municipal Corporation for its opening. Following a complaint from a BMC officer, the police registered a case against Aditya Thackeray and other party leaders.
The UBT Shiv Sena leader justified the unauthorized opening of the bridge by citing “public suffering” as the reason.
“While we waited on the BMC to open the full bridge to people for use, it has been almost 10 days that the other side has been ready and waiting for a VIP to inaugurate it. We inaugurated it last night and today, the BMC under the pressure of Khoke Sarkar has closed it down again, waiting for a govt inauguration, only to trouble the citizens of Mumbai. Why can’t it be thrown open for the people instead of waiting for the guardian minister’s ego and convenience? Open it!”, Aditya Thackeray said in a post on X.
The Delisle Road Bridge is a crucial link between Lower Parel, Worli, Prabhadevi, and Currey roads in the west and Byculla and other areas in the east. It was shut on July 24, 2018, after being declared unsafe by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
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