Bangalore: Twelve cotton mills under redevelopment in Mumbai, including two owned by Bombay Dyeing Ltd, have been issued notices by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to stop work.
The civic authority issued the notices to Bombay Dyeing’s mills in Dadar and Worli, and to 10 other mills owned by National Textile Corp. Ltd, or NTC, on 26 March, said a senior official who is part of a monitoring committee set up by the Maharashtra government to oversee the handing over of land by the mills.
He didn’t want to be named.
Bombay Dyeing’s mills were issued notices as they have not yet surrendered land to BMC and the state government as required under a state law.
An email and phone calls made to Bombay Dyeing on Monday went unanswered.
The monitoring committee has asked NTC to withdraw all cases against occupants of the textile land in their projects.
The state government had asked NTC to provide compulsory alternate accommodation to all occupants who lived on the fringes of its properties.
“But we had taken a stand and issued eviction notices to occupiers, who we thought didn’t deserve free accommodation by us,” said NTC’s chairman and managing director, K. Ramachandran Pillai. He said he was not aware of the notices.