As the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started the process to evict illegal flats of the Campa Cola Compound, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday sympathised with the affected residents, but said that the government cannot intervene since the matter is in court.
Naidu said, “The matter is in court and in advanced stage, what can we do.”
As many as 102 illegal flats in the seven buildings in the compound are to be razed.
The apex court by its Nov 19, 2013, order set May 31, 2014, deadline for the owners of 96 unauthorised flats in the Mumbai-based Campa Cola Society to vacate their flats.
The Nov 19, 2013, order was passed after the apex court took suo motu cognizance of the newspaper reports that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, in pursuance of the apex court’s earlier order of Feb 27, 2013, had moved in to demolish 96 flats of the Campa Cola housing complex.