Madras High Court on Thursday ordered the disconnection of power supply to one of the bungalows after Mamallapuram Local Planning Authority termed the bungalows illegal.
To curb sea erosion, an illegal sea wall has been constructed by the bungalow owners.
The builders approached the High Court against the order and later the land revenue commissioner (LRC) as per the court’s instruction.
Already three people have been arrested in connection with the illegal construction of apartment complexes in Maradu.
This is the first arrest by the police after the controversy over the illegal construction of five high-rise apartment complexes overlooking the Vembanadu lake in Maradu.
The CB team is headed by SP VM Mohammed Rafeeq and comprises investigation officer DySP Jossy Cherian and six inspectors.
SC orders demolition of Maradu flats, asks Kerala govt to pay Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to affected families
Accepting the action plan submitted by the Kerala Chief Secretary to the apex court, 138 days have been given to demolish the illegal structure and after that, a compliance report will be filed.
Following the SC directive on CRZ violations, we hope the state will own up its past mistakes and submit a proper report,” he said.
‘Implementation of the High Court order to demolish the structures built in brazen violation of existing rules in several cases is pending as the stakeholders have obtained stay orders’
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it will pass a detailed order on Friday on the issue.
An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Union Environment Ministry has granted Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance for the third phase of Adyar river eco-restoration.
Chief Secy reiterates stand to demolish five complexes in Maradu following SC order
The municipality has been asked to invite a short tender to select a suitable agency for the safe and secure demolition of the buildings which is expected to cost `30 crore.
The apex court asked the Kerala government to comply with its order by September 20 and said if a compliance report was not filed, then the state chief secretary had to appear before it.
State highways department is fast-tracking the process of diversion of forest lands on the outskirts of Chennai.