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  Metros   Mumbai  06 Apr 2017  Adopt tech to track illegal buildings, says Bombay HC

Adopt tech to track illegal buildings, says Bombay HC

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAHAB ANSARI
Published : Apr 6, 2017, 2:22 am IST
Updated : Apr 6, 2017, 7:19 am IST

The utilities include a drainage line and a storm water pipeline that takes drain water to low group pumping station at Haji Ali among others.

Bombay High Court. (Photo: PTI)
 Bombay High Court. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday asked BMC to adopt a scientific, modern mechanism to monitor legal and illegal constructions and protect and monitor vacated plots in the city. The court asked the civic body to form a committee of experts and take help from reputed institutes such as IIT to visit and monitor implementation of the court’s order to rehabilitate people living in hutments along and adjacent to the 160 km water pipeline supplying water to the entire city.

A division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Dr Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi also directed BMC to submit the plan of the proposed high rise at Bombay Central for rehabilitation of 100 eligible occupants of hutments adjacent to water pipelines in this area. The court was hearing a petition filed by the civic body seeking relaxation with regard to the 10 metre buffer zone only for construction of this building at Bombay Central owing to underground utilities laid down in the colonial era.

The utilities include a drainage line and a storm water pipeline that takes drain water to low group pumping station at Haji Ali among others.

Tags: bombay high court, illegal constructions, bmc
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)