Pune: While the incident of the hoarding collapsing at Ghatkopar in Mumbai was fresh, the incident of the iron hoarding collapsing in Pimpri-Chinchwad took place on Thursday, May 16. In this case, shocking information has been revealed. A police investigation revealed that the structure stability certificate for the collapsed hoarding had expired. Even though the deadline for reinforcement has expired, the Municipal Corporation has not taken any action on this hoarding. A case has been registered against two people in this case at MIDC Bhosari police station.

Gyanchand Hari Bhat (age 55, a resident of Station Road, Pimpri) has filed a complaint regarding it at MIDC Bhosari Police Station. Accordingly, a case has been registered against the hoarding licensee and structure designer of Anand Advertising, Anand Ramanlal Gandhi (age 38, a resident of Maharshinagar, Pune), and Hemant Kumar Shinde (resident of Phalenagar, Katraj), under IPC 336, 427, and 34.

A 20*40-foot hoarding at Jaiganesh Empire Chowk in Spine Road Moshi fell on the road on Thursday due to a sudden rain and wind. In this accident, the Tempo car and paper shed have been extensively damaged. Fortunately, there were no fatalities reported.

In the subsequent police investigation, police found that the accused did not renew the reinforcement certificate for the hoarding even after the expiration of the period. Also, it has been mentioned in the complaint that he acted recklessly, which endangered human life and the personal safety of others. Police Constable Santosh Hake is conducting further investigation in this case.

Meanwhile, after this incident, Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Singh called a meeting of all the concerned people regarding hoardings in the city on Friday, May 17. Also, a structural audit of all hoardings in the city is being done. After the accident at Moshi, Commissioner Shekhar Singh immediately took notice of the incident and instructed Associate Commissioner Chandrakant Indalkar and Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Khot to inspect the incident site.

Commissioner Shekhar Singh said that a survey of unauthorised hoardings in the city is underway and action will be taken on it starting Monday.

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