Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bombay high court orders 3 occupied floors of building near airport demolished

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the BMC to forthwith demolish the illegal floors of a residential building in Santacruz (West) that falls on the flight path of the Mumbai airport's runway.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) had permitted construction up to13.19 metres above ground level.
Developer Sai Leela Corporation built up to 24.7 metres or ground plus six floors. The court order implies that the three top floors will be lopped off.
The BMC had given the building, Santacruz Sunita Cooperative Housing Society , on P M Road, an occupation certificate on December 5, 2011.
A bench of Justices Vidyasagar Kanade and Mahesh Sonak vacated a status quo order by another high court bench granted on December 17, 2014.
Four residents of the fifth and sixth floors had moved court after the AAI revoked its no objection certificate (NOC) and directed the BMC to demolish the illegal portion upwards of 13.19 metres.
11/08/16 Rosy Sequeira/Times of India

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