Kerala lawyer explains motive behind PIL for demolishing illegal structures around Mumbai airport

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By Accommodation Times Bureau

Petitioner Yeshwanth Shenoy -the Cochin-based lawyer, whose PIL resulted in High Court order; 8 days back; to dismantle 400-plus buildings around the Mumbai airport, was in Mumbai on Thursday. On asking about the HC order passed as a result of his petition he said, “Today, everybody is blaming Yeshwanth Shenoy. But, when there is an air crash, they will not blame Yeshwanth Shenoy, but will ask why these buildings were allowed in the first place.”

In Mumbai where to own a real estate or a home is a trail of prosperity and relief, the Bombay High Court order on Wednesday, has sent tremors through the residential belt near Mumbai airport.  The High Court has asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and other agencies to devastate or reduce the height of around 427 buildings in violation of the norms.





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