The Bombay High Court disposed of a petition filed by Bombay Gymkhana seeking to prevent Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) from forcibly taking possession of its land for a road widening project after the civic body said it has not taken any such decision yet.
MCGM counsel Anil Sakhre told a division bench headed by Justice S C Dharmadhikari that the corporation is only surveying the area as of now and has not yet initiated any action or taken any decision yet.
He said any decision or action would be taken in accordance with law.
The court while disposing of the petition filed by the gymkhana held it was filed prematurely and said in future the petitioner can re-approach the court if any action is taken.
The gymkhana in its petition claimed that MCGM cannot take forceful possession of its land for widening of the Hazarimal Somani Marg in south Mumbai without following due process of law.
The petition had sought interim orders of protection against any coercive action that will prevent its members from parking on the strip of land.
The gymkhana, a landmark site at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai, was established in 1872 to offer young sportsmen of small means a chance to indulge in their proclivities at a minimum cost.