Mumbai Demolition at Campa Cola compound stayed
140 families of a highrise residential complex in south Mumbai, whose homes were set to be demolished, got some relief from the Supreme Court on 2nd May, 2013. The top court stayed the demolition and gave the flat-owners five months to vacate. The Campa Cola Compound in posh Worli had been the scene of a massive protest, with the civic authorities expected to start the demolition under heavy police presence. Hundreds of residents formed a human chain to block entry to the complex. The gates of the compound were shut and women squatted outside. School children too joined the protests.
Seven highrises were constructed at the Campa Cola Compound between 1981 and 1989. The builders had permission for only six floors, but constructed way too many. Mumbai’s civic body had decided to bring down the 35 illegal floors in the seven highrises after the Supreme Court, in an earlier order, refused to regularise them. Milind Deora, the Congress MP from Mumbai (South) had taken up the residents’ cause and had impressed upon the Chief Minister and Municipal commissioner of Mumbai to give the residents more time before the demolitions take place.
Restart of BEST’s Mini Bus Service
Citizens meet Milind over mobile tower radiation
South Mumbai citizen’s met Milind Deora and submitted an aide-memorie on the lack of implementation of government policy and recommendations by several citizen’s groups on radiation from mobile phone towers.
Meeting with Dr. Hamadoun Toure, International Telecommunication Union
Meeting on Mumbai Port Trust Land Issues
Meeting with India’s Shipping companies
Meeting of Working Group on LBT
Leading a delegation of traders against LBT to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister, Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, who gave them a patient hearing and assured to look into their demands on 4th May, 2013. Meanwhile, the CM has set up a time bound working group led by Maharashtra’s UD Secretary and trader Mohan Gurnani, who’s leading the LBT agitation.