Adarsh Housing Society challenge cancellation of OC

Adarsh Housing Society challenge cancellation of OC

Mumbai: Members of the controversial Adarsh Housing Society on Monday approached the Bombay high court challenging the cancellation of occupation certificate and cut in electricity and water supplies.

The Society’s occupation certificate was cancelled by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and its power and water supplies were cut by the civic body on 3 November after it was revealed that the building was constructed in alleged violation of rules.

The Society, in its petition, has contended that all clearances and necessary permissions were obtained from the authorities concerned before construction of the building.

“The building is not constructed on defence land. The picture given in the media regarding irregularity and illegality is factually incorrect," the petition states.

It further says the notice cancelling the occupation certificate violates principles of natural justice.

The petition would come up for hearing in due course of time.

The society in a plush locality of Mumbai was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and their kin but was later extended to 31 floors allegedly without mandatory permission.