By Accommodation Times News Service
In a great relief to say almost hundreds of agitating residents of Mumbai’s Campa Cola society as the Supreme Court today stayed the demolition of the unauthorized flats till May 31st 2014. The order was given after the BMC started running over the bulldozer taking illegal action.
Bench of Justice G S Singhvi took ‘’suo motu cognizance of the media report and stayed the demolition process. The Justice had earlier refused to consider the demolition of six floors and ordered 11 November to vacate the 102 flats.
Seven high-rise buildings of Campa Cola Housing society were constructed between 1981 and 1989. The builders had permission for only six floors. One of the compound buildings, Midtown, has 20 floors and another building, Orchid, has got 17 floors.
In the morning, the municipal staff with police help barged into the compound in South Mumbai by breaking open the main gate to take action against illegal flats in the society.
The residents were involved in scuffles with police who forcibly moved them away from the gate to facilitate access for the civic squad.
The residents blocked the entrance and refused to allow civic officials to enter the premises as the BMC team was expected to cut power and water supply in remaining illegal flats today.