A team of Congress leaders, including Rizwan Arshad, Dinesh Gundu Rao and Ramalinga Reddy, visited the site on Thursday for an inspection, and to interact with the dwellers still living there.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Hemant Chandangoudar also passed an interim order restraining authorities from evicting the residents of shanties.
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.
It was informed by government officials in their inspection report that groynes had been put by Fisheries Department in Muttukkadu backwaters mouth and rear side of CIBA.
The demolition of shanties in Bellandur has put a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) engineer in a tight spot for “ordering” the demolition without authorisation.
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.
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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.
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.
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.