Move comes after municipality fails to follow NGT’s directives regarding waste disposal
It has been 10 days since the controversial highrises at Maradu were demolished post a Supreme Court order. However, the shifting of concrete debris from the sites remains in limbo.
The demolition of highrises at Maradu will serve as an eye-opener in future for the government, the LSG institutions, builders and also for the prospective buyers.
Demolition of any construction should be the last resort while considering a case, former High Court Judge K Narayana Kurup said on Saturday.
Members of the committee, constituted by the National Green Tribunal, visited the demolition sites of Jains Coral Cove, Alfa Serene, Holy Faith H2O and Golden Kayaloram on Saturday .
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An IMC official said the owner of the building was issued a notice on January 15, asking him to demolish the illegal structure, built on government land, within two days.
Residents, who took loans ranging from C40L to C80L each to buy flats in now-demolished highrises, plan to move court for relaxation in interest rates or principal amount to be paid
Maradu municipal chairperson T H Nadeera said water was being sprayed on all demolition sites to prevent the dust from spreading.
With the Maradu demolitions over, the focus has now shifted to the compensation to be provided the evicted flats owners of the ill-fated apartment complexes.
A total of five acres of land will become available once the debris is removed from the demolition sites. The government has already hinted that KCZMA will take a final call on using the land.
Antony who believes Maradu is just the beginning. “There are more demolitions to come,” he said.
However, Alfa Ventures and Holy Faith Builders are yet to pay the compensation.
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The firm has already paid Rs 36.15 lakh to Maradu municipality and is planning to cash in on the hike in sand and cement prices by supplying good quality concrete M-sand.
The bench had set a 138-day deadline for demolition of flats in its order issued on September 27, 2019 and directed to pay Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to each flat owner as compensation.