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BMC issues eviction notices to Campa Cola society residents

The eviction notice being issued is being viewed as the first decisive step by the civic body to demolish the 35 illegal floors in seven buildings of the housing society.

Earlier, the BMC had served two notices to residents living on the illegal floors, but the notices were declared null and void after the Supreme Court stayed the demolition of the illegal flats in May and October respectively.

On October 1, the Supreme Court ordered the residents to vacate the illegal flats, above the fifth floors of all the seven buildings on the premises, by November 11.

The BMC handed issued eviction notices to residents of the illegal floors on Friday under Section 488 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act.

"As the said time period expires on 11.11.2013, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has organised demolition of the premises on 12.11.2013," the notice served to occupants of the illegal floors stated. As many as 100 families are occupying the illegal floors.

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