The BMC on Monday started disconnecting water and electricity supplies in the Campa Cola society, which has been declared as illegal by the courts. Here are the photos.
Campa Cola raises moral issues hard to duck though they are lost in the plethora of court cases seeking stays for demolitions. There are a lot more non-slum illegal structures than one can imagine.
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the plea of Campacola residents association against eviction and demolition of 102 illegal flats.
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.
Enthusiastic residents who celebrated using fireworks inadvertently started a fire at the Campa Coal compound.
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.
Though BMC has stalled its demolition drive for the day at Campa Cola, many are asking if the builder-politician nexus the real problem behind a situation like Campa Cola.
The move is a setback for the residents as they were hoping that the apex court would stay their petition and regularise the flats on payment of penalty.
The residents of the houses earmarked for demolition are banking on a Special Leave Petition that they have filed in the Supreme Court to come to their rescue.
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 />
Even though the BMC has postponed the demolition by 3 day, residents of the illegal flats will have to bear the cost of their flats being razed.
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.