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Monkey business plagues residents of Marol Society

THE ASIAN AGE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published : May 17, 2018, 8:22 am IST
Updated : May 17, 2018, 8:22 am IST

The residents have also complained to forest officials about the menace of monkeys in their residential complex.

The residents had alerted the Mumbai Fire Brigade suburban headquarters at Marol, even as the monkeys continued to loiter about in the building's compound. (Representational image)
 The residents had alerted the Mumbai Fire Brigade suburban headquarters at Marol, even as the monkeys continued to loiter about in the building's compound. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Residents of Eco Elegance Building in Marol, Andheri (East), have complained to civic officials about the monkey menace in their residential complex.

The residents had alerted the Mumbai Fire Brigade suburban headquarters at Marol, even as the monkeys continued to loiter about in the building's compound. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation chief Ajoy Mehta has now ordered the Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Rahangdale to tackle the issue.

 

The residents have also complained to forest officials about the menace of monkeys in their residential complex.

They have been unable to complete their daily chores in the past few days as three monkeys have created chaos within the complex by swinging on trees and entering the homes of residents through balconies or sitting on AC compressors. To top their misery, no official is in a mood to entertain their complaints, claiming that they do not have adequately trained staff.

Talking to The Asian Age, a resident Pawan Singh said, “We have been complaining about the monkey menace to forest officials, to civic officials and also the fire department. But no one is ready to tackle this problem.” He added, “We have mailed the civic chief and he has directed the fire chief, but till now there has been no solution.”

 

However, Mr Rahangdale said, "We are working on it and have responded positively. We will solve this problem too.” When asked about society members claims that fire officials do not respond to calls, he said, “All allegations are baseless and false. We do respond. But sometimes when we reach the spot, the monkeys are not to be seen or found, it is not our fault.”

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)