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Mumbai authorities to start eviction of illegal Campa Cola society flats from June 17

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:54

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will begin evicting the illegal residents in the Campa Cola Society in South Mumbai from June 17, reports said on Friday.

A MCGM official was quoting as saying, "We will start taking action against the residents from June 17. But before that we will send a notice under section 488 of Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act to all unauthorised flat owners on 14th, 15th and 16th June."
Even after the Supreme Court refused to give them any relief and further extension, the residents are not willing to leave the illegally built flats, which will now be demolished.

The `MCGM official further said that the eviction process will be carried out in three stages and may go on for a year.

"We have to be very careful in carrying out the demolition work to make sure that the legal flats in the buildings are not harmed in any way," the officer was quoted as saying.

In the first stage of eviction, the MCGM will cut off supply of electricity, water and gas to the illegally built flats. Internal walls of the flats would be pulled down in the second stage, and finally the balconies would be taken down.

"MCGM will be spending about Rs 2,20,00,000 on demolition, and the money will be recovered from the property tax of the legal residents of Campa Cola," the official said.

Residents will also face action for violating the court orders to vacate the flats.

Meanwhile, some of the residents have totally refused to hand over the keys of flats to MCGM.

First Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 09:54
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