‘HEAR PLEA BEFORE STAY ORDER’
Developers will not find it easy anymore to rush to the court for a stay over City and Industrial Development Corporation’s (Cidco) action against illegal structures.
Cidco has filed caveats in 1,024 cases in the court asking the court to hear the planning agency’s plea before taking a decision on the stay application.
Yogesh Mhase, chief of controller of unauthorised constructions, Cidco, said, “There have been instances where developers get a stay order on the demolition and Cidco has to withdraw at the last moment.”
“We have filed caveats in the court on cases of 1,024 illegal constructions. This will ensure that the court hears our plea before giving its decision on a stay application by the developer.”
The Cidco has also decided to file cases under Mumbai Regional Town Planning Act against those encroaching on its land. At least five cases have been filed under the Act this week. Notices under MRTP Act have been sent to 578 illegal constructions in the last six months.