BMC and MHADA officials to hold meeting with ‘Esplande Mansion’ tenants

By Accommodation Times News Services

'Esplanade Mansion'The Bombay High Court has asked officials of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) to hold a joint meeting with the owner and tenants of century-old heritage building ‘Esplanade Mansion’ in south Mumbai that has been declared dilapidated.

A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and B P Colabawalla was hearing a petition filed by one of the tenants and advocate Ashok Sarogi challenging the eviction notice issued by MHADA Repair Board on June 1 this year directing the tenants to vacate as the building is dilapidated and dangerous.

According to the petition, it is a heritage building and the owners are interested in re-developing it.

“For the purpose of redevelopment, the owners are required to accommodate the existing tenants in the newly constructed building but the owners are not ready to do this. The building is in a reparable condition. In the past also, eviction notices have been issued and the tenants have been protected by the court. Despite ordering the owner to carry out repair work, nothing is being done,” the petition alleges.

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