Maradu flat owners refuse to accept eviction notice; officials paste them on walls
Maradu: Municipality officials here on Tuesday started issuing eviction notices to all the owners of the controversial flats in Maradu which the Supreme Court ordered to be demolished before September 20.
The notices demanded the residents to vacate the flats within five days, before Sunday. Several owners protested by not letting the municipality officials enter their flats. Following this, the officials pasted the notices on the walls.
The protests took place at Jain flats and Holy Faith. At Holy Faith, the officials were not let inside the apartment complex. Meanwhile, flat owners at Golden apartments accepted the notice.
Based on the apex court order, the additional chief secretary had sent a letter to the Maradu municipal secretary. Based on his letter the municipal officials decided to issue the eviction notice, said municipality secretary Arif Khan. As a primary action, notices have ben pasted on three flats, he added. The construction of one apartment complex was not completed.
The notices intend to only inform the owners. They have been asked to vacate within five days. The deadline is Sunday. A municipal corporation meeting held to discuss the demolition of flats witnessed heated arguments between the ruling and opposition sides.
It must be remembered that the Maraud municipality has invited tenders from experienced building demolition contractors to demolish the apartment complexes. Maradu municipality has published advertisements of tender in newspapers. Contractors who use controlled explosive demolition is given priority and tenders should be filed before September 16.
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