Earlier, in August, the SC had sought a clarification as to why the BMC was not finding a solution to the issue.
A pipe damage in Orchid Apartments on Thursday caused further delay in phase-I of the demolition procedure.
Internal walls of the flats will be pulled down in the second phase of the demolition process, before the floors are finally pulled down.
Disconnects power, water and gas supply to a number of flats, says two more days to finish the job
The Indian Express takes a closer look at 10 of the 89 illegal flat owners affected by the turn of events.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), that started work at 11 AM, will continue with it till sunset today
Campa Cola compound : Say Chavan promised to regularise the area within permissible FSI
On the first day, we will cut off electricity and gas connections to the illegal flats. We are aiming at finishing
this in three days, said Additional municipal commissioner, BMC.
As many as 102 illegal flats in the seven buildings in the compound are to be razed.
The notice also states that the civic body is taking this step because the residents “failed to vacate and deliver” keys of their flats.
The residents have demanded that the civic body should compensate for their losses in case the curative petition works in their favour.
“The action against the Campa Cola residents is completely unjust and should be stopped,” said Thackeray.
“The govt is unable to provide relief to the Campa Cola residents as the SC has refused to grant any relief to the residents,” said Chavan.
The BMC decided to give the residents three more days to surrender the keys to their illegal flats.
There are senior citizens in this building who will have nothing to eat if they start investing in a new flat now.