Campa Cola residents ask BMC to legalise flats

| Mumbai | Published: February 21, 2014 1:55 am

Over two weeks since the Supreme Court asked residents of illegal and unauthorised flats in Worli’s Campa Cola Compound and the BMC to find a solution to the row or face demolition, the residents have again approached the civic administration for regularisation.

After the February 3 verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) which granted them a four-week breather, occupants of the 35 unauthorised floors in seven buildings are exploring options such as procuring additional floor space index (FSI) from nearby projects. The residents have approached the BMC to consider the proposal to convert the industrial plot adjoining the compound to a residential plot. “We can then procure additional FSI resulting from the plot, and use it to regularise unauthorised flats,” said a resident.

The residents have also suggested that the BMC allow them to procure additional FSI from ongoing or proposed projects on the neighbouring plots.

“Most of the FSI (about 67,000 sq ft) is unauthorised, but approvable and regularisable. We have appealed to the BMC to find a mutually acceptable solution,” said a resident.

Officials said the proposals from the residents are yet to reach the civic chief.

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