Supreme Court tells Campa Cola residents to move out by May 31, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 09:31

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that residents of unauthorised flats in Campa Cola compound in Mumbai will have to vacate their premises by May 31, 2014.

The SC asked occupants of illegally constructed flats to give an undertaking within six weeks to vacate their houses.

Attorney General GE Vahanvati told the apex court that no specific proposal could be worked out for enabling new construction in the compound.

Vahanvati had earlier indicated that the present flats to the extent they are unauthorised will be demolished and in the vacant land new flats will be constructed for the affected residents.

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“If no undertaking is given within the specified period, the civic body (BMC) will be entitled to take action in accordance with the February 27 order,” the SC bench said.

The apex court had last week suspended the demolition of 96 flats of the Campa Cola housing complex till further orders.

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The SC bench of Justice GS Singhvi and Justice C Nagappan suspended the demolition of 96 flats which were to be pulled down last Wednesday by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on an earlier apex court order.

The apex court earlier this year had said that these flats have to be pulled down because of violation by the builders. These flats were constructed three decades ago.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 15:34

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