Photos: Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

BMC finally decided against cutting the essential supplies line and stalled the demolition for today considering the highly charged environment in Campa Cola compound. The stand off between the officials and the angry residents will continue for yet another day. Here are the images from the demolition drive.

FP Staff November 13, 2013 11:10:40 IST
Photos: Campa Cola residents protest building demolition
Photos Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

Campa Cola residents stage protest in front of the gates not allowing the police to enter. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

 

Photos Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

BMC officials later cowed down under the protest and decided against the demolition today. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

 

Photos Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

BMC had a bevy of officials and demolition crew to handle one of the most hi-profile building demolition in the country. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

 

Photos Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

Shiv Sena leader Rahul Narvekar was also present there to negotiate with the cops and buy the residents some more time before the demolition.  Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

 

Photos Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

Heavy demolition equipment and a large police force was also present at the site. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

 

Photos Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

Many of the residents, who were in tears, said that the CM could still intervene. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

 

Photos Campa Cola residents protest building demolition

As of now, political leaders and residents have been taken into preventive custody. Sachin Gokhale/Firstpost

 

Updated Date:

also read

Ajit Pawar, Sachin Ahir meet CM over Campa Cola issue
Mumbai

Ajit Pawar, Sachin Ahir meet CM over Campa Cola issue

Chavan told ministers that if any acceptable options were put forward, the state government was open to making representation in the Supreme Court. Ahir later told reporters that the issue would now be handled at the state government level in consultation with the municipal corporation.

Worli residents: Why is the BMC in a hurry to raze our flats?
Politics

Worli residents: Why is the BMC in a hurry to raze our flats?

An unprecedented Supreme Court order which permits the BMC to demolish all structures above the fifth floor of seven buildings in Worli's Campa Cola Compound will render 200 families homeless.

Worli demolition: Builder body seeks amicable solution
Economy

Worli demolition: Builder body seeks amicable solution

Gundecha appealed to both the residents and the BMC to explore all options, including a review petition in the Supreme Court and giving some more time for the residents to find a way out of the crisis. <br /><br /> <br /><br />