Bom­bay HC stays de­mo­li­tion of eight shops fall­ing in metro route

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

MUM­BAI: The Bom­bay High Court on Mon­day stayed a de­mo­li­tion no­tice is­sued to eight shops in sub­ur­ban And­heri by the Mum­bai Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd (MMRCL) to pave the way for the Co­laba-Ban­dra-Seepz Metro Line-3 project. A divi­sion bench of jus­tices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla, while stay­ing the no­tice dated April 3, made a prima fa­cie ob­ser­va­tion that the MMRCL had no pow­ers to carry out such de­mo­li­tion work. The court was hear­ing a pe­ti­tion filed by the own­ers of the shops. The pe­ti­tion­ers said that they were ready to va­cate their premises, but they should be pro­vided with al­ter­nate premises as they were af­fected by the project. The bench on Mon­day is­sued a no­tice to the MMRCL and posted the pe­ti­tion for hear­ing on April 22. "By way of in­terim re­lief, we di­rect that no steps of de­mo­li­tion or evic­tion shall be un­der­taken," the court said. con­fi­dent that the fes­ti­val alike Thane will cre­ate a niche for it­self in the cul­tural cal­en­dar of the city,” said Purvesh Sar­naik. The fes­ti­val will strive to cre­ate an as­sem­blage of renowned and up­com­ing artistes.

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