Mumbai, 18th November 2023 – Mumbai Police have registered a case against Shiv Sena’s Aaditya Thackeray and other officials for illegally inaugurating the Delisle Road Bridge in Lower Parel. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s Road department lodged a complaint, leading to charges under sections 143, 149, 326, and 447 of the IPC.
According to Mumbai Police, Aaditya Thackeray, along with other party leaders, inaugurated the bridge without complete readiness and without permission from the BMC. The case was registered in response to the BMC’s official complaint.
Aaditya Thackeray defended the act, citing public inconvenience due to the delayed opening of the bridge. He tweeted about waiting for almost 10 days for the bridge to open officially, expressing frustration with the government’s delay.
The Delisle Road Bridge, a crucial link between Lower Parel, Worli, Prabhadevi, Curry Roads in the west, and Byculla in the east, was closed in 2018 after being declared unsafe by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Aaditya Thackeray had previously questioned the Maharashtra government’s delay in inaugurating the Navi Mumbai Metro Rail services.
In his earlier post, Aaditya expressed disappointment with the government’s priorities, stating that the party comes first, and the public comes last in the Shinde-BJP regime. He urged the authorities to start the metro for the people without waiting for an official inauguration.