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GHMC pulls down Banjara Hills eatery

HYDERABAD: Civic officials swooped down on an eatery — Down Town Drive In — located in MLA Colony, (Road No 12) Banjara Hills, on Monday, and sealed it for functioning illegally. A part of the premises, leased out through NTR’s grandson and Ttown actor Taraka Ratna Ramarao Nandamuri, used to be additionally razed through the officials. While the actor rushed to the spot, as Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) team of workers began bulldozing a portion of the structure, it failed to discourage them.

“The eatery has been sealed because it has no development permission. We had already served notices to the concerned other folks referring to it. Other business institutions in the area have additionally been served notices,” said Mohammed Musharraf Ali Faruqui, zonal commissioner (Khairatabad zone), GHMC.

Incidentally, the move comes days after NewsTread reported concerning the grievances of other folks living in Banjara Hills and how business institutions had turned their locality into tinder boxes. Pavement encroachments in the area have been additionally removed following the scoop stories.

“Civic officials won numerous calls from outstanding other folks, including politicians, asking them to not seal the eatery or pull it down. Yet, the zonal commissioner determined to go ahead,” said a supply from GHMC.

While welcoming the move, residents of the realm said that the eatery had grow to be a nuisance. “Being a celebrity (Taraka Ratna) he should have ensured there may be fire protection in the assets. Our lives have been put at stake due to established order flouting fire protection norms,” said Ridhima V, a resident of MLA Colony. Another resident of the realm said that the presence of such business institutions had greater their fear of injuries.

“Rash riding through other folks visiting the commercial institutions used to be very bad for other folks, particularly youngsters and senior citizens. Finally the risk has ended,” Praveena Sarvepalli, colony convener, MLA Colony Residents Welfare Forum (Banjara Hills).

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