Maradu flats: Neighbour files plea in SC to conduct environmental impact study before demolition
New Delhi: A new plea has been filed at the Supreme Court in connection with the demolition of Maradu apartment complexes after it was proved that they were constructed violating CRZ rule. The plea filed by a man who lives close to the alleged apartment complexes demanded an environmental impact study to be conducted before the demolition of the buildings.
In the plea, the petitioner also demanded to slap a fine for causing environmental pollution till date.
The new writ petition was filed at a time when the SC has made it clear that no more pleas on Maradu flats will be encouraged. However, the lawyer of petitioner said the writ petition was filed after analysing the SC order in this regard.
Earlier, it was found that the two among the Maradu apartment complexes that face demolition order have only temporary building number from the municipality. Documents, that revealed the temporary building numbers approved to the builders by the municipality, have been out.
With this, the builders’ argument that the apartments were built, operated and sold legally has been nullified.
Documents said that the Alpha Ventures and Jain Housing, builders of the apartment, were given only UA number (unauthorised construction) by the municipality. UA certificates are given to buildings constructed violating rules. According to reports, UA certificate was given to two Maradu flat complexes with a condition of eviction if the court asks to do so.