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Campa Cola buildings: Ahir takes a swipe at CM; residents to approach BMC,state

Chavan refused to comment on the options being considered by the government.

It’s back to square one for 140 families residing in illegal floors of the seven buildings in the Campa Cola compound in Worli.

Following the Supreme Court order Tuesday,the families are now planning to approach the state and the BMC again to press for regularisation of the illegal flats through utilisation of the maximum permissible FSI on the plot.

According to residents,about 80 out of the 103 flats could be legalised if the maximum permissible FSI is availed of.

Minister of state (housing) Sachin Ahir,who is the local NCP legislator,said he would discuss various options still available with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday. He said while the SC verdict was a setback,some options were still available. “The option of regularisation can be considered. The possibility of accommodating the residents in housing schemes approved in the vicinity could be explored too. The amalgamation option could be examined further. It might still be possible to use the industrial user plot to rehouse the affected families,” he said.

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Taking a swipe at Chavan,who is also the Cabinet Minister for Housing,Ahir said the “government must take a clear cut stand on the Campa Cola buildings and not leave residents in the lurch.”

MP Milind Deora said,“I would be making a formal representation regarding the options now available Wednesday. While the SC order is disappointing,the residents have time till May 31 to work out a solution. I hope the civic body and the state administration take a more constructive and proactive stand on the issue.”

Chavan refused to comment on the options being considered by the government. “We are examining the issue,” he said.

Meanwhile,the BMC has said that Campa Cola residents will be asked to pay Rs 4 lakh as charge for the two-day demolition work on November 12-13.