The Bombay High Court granted interim protection and directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) not to forcibly evict 236 members residing in 11 buildings in Mahatma Phule Nagar, Saat Rasta in Mumbai Central till June 15.
A division bench of Justice P D Kode and Justice Abhay Thipsay , while presiding the vacation court extended protection to the residents till June 15. Bombay HC directed BMC Mumbai not to forcibly evict 236 members residing in 11 buildings in Mahatma Phule Nagar at Saat Rasta in Central Mumbai till June 15.
The residents had earlier moved HC, challenging eviction notices issued by BMC between April 6 and May 2 this year. An appeal was filed in SC, which granted interim relief to the residents on May 19.
The petition stated that Ekta (Estate) Co-operative Housing Society, the proposed society of the residents, has appointed Krish Developers for redevelopment of its 11 buildings. However, the 16 petitioner members are opposing the redevelopment on the ground that the developer had offered them temporary alternate accommodation of barely 100 square feet each whereas most of the members are residing in rooms having approximate area of 300 square feet each.
The petitioners have also pointed out that despite an inventory of eligible members was made in 2007 and was reviewed in 2010, it is yet not been provided to them by the BMC.