Civic officials say they are in no hurry to start next phase of demolition
The first phase of the demolition process in Campa Cola compound finally came to an end on Saturday. However, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials seem to have no further plans for demolition. On Saturday apartments on the seventh, eleventh, fifteenth and seventeenth floor of Mid Town apartment saw their essential services being disconnected.
On Saturday apartments on the seventh, 11th, 15th and 17th floor of Mid Town apartment at Campa Cola compound saw their essential services being disconnected. Pic/Aayyed Sameer Abedi
BMC staff assured residents before starting the demolition process that flats of legal floors would not be affected. But some residents of legal flats from Mid Town apartment faced irregularities in water supply during the process.
There were four labourers appointed in each team to carry out the process. In the proposed second phase of demolition, walls of illegal apartments will be punctured and in the third phase the balconies would be demolished.
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Vijay Mirani, a resident of Mid Town apartment whose water connection was disconnected yesterday, said, “I have sent my 70-year-old mother to a friend’s house. She is depressed. I cannot risk her life.”
Sunanda Verma, another resident of Mid Town apartment whose water connection was also cut, said, “Staying here without electricity was still possible, but the water cut has made it impossible.”
Anand Waghralkar, deputy municipal commissioner, said, “We have not yet sent the report of the first phase of demolition to Additional Municipal Commissioner. We will prepare the report. Then he will direct us about our future course of action by Monday.”