March 5, 2009 11:42:09 pm
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed by Nusli Wadia of the Bombay Dyeing group,which is redeveloping two of its mill lands,in connection with a stop work notice issued to it by a state-appointed monitoring committee.
A division bench of Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar and Justice D Y Chandrachud disposed of the petition after BMC counsel,Archana Joshi,informed the court that the notice will be withdrawn by the committee in its meeting on March 16.
Nusli Wadia has moved court contending that as per the Development Control Regulations (DCR),the mill land owners were to handover 30 per cent of the open land to the BMC and the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) only if they were redeveloping the mill lands exceeding 30 per cent of the constructable area.
The state government had written a letter to mill land owners last year asking them to hand over 30 per cent of their open land for housing purposes to MHADA.
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Bombay Dyeing counsel Navroz Seervai had argued that that his client had not redeveloped constructable land exceeding 30 per cent.
Assistant government pleader Niranjan Pandit informed the court that Bombay Dyeing had not crossed the stage where it has to handover the open land to MHADA and BMC.
According to DCR,when the mill lands are redeveloped,proportionate portions of the land have to be handed over to the BMC and MHADA.
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