India: Bombay High Court stays demolition of shops at Dadar flower market

The Bombay High Court directed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) not to demolish the shops of flower vendors at the Upendra Nagar building in Dadar (West) till further orders. The bench also asked petitioners, who sought relief from the court to stay the demolition, and not to carry out any construction, or alteration of any nature, whatsoever without prior sanction of the BMC. Tenants of four of the 30 shops in the building approached the high court as demolition action was being initiated against them.

The bench was hearing pleas by tenants who sought relief after the BMC received a complaint from the Upendra Nagar Cooperative Society and initiated the demolition of alleged illegal structures.

The court directed the municipal corporation to remove a vehicle parked in the concerned premises without fail and asked the petitioners not to allow any encroachment in or around the property in question till further orders. I

The petitioners have structures, including a stall board, projection box, and decorative weather frame in the Upendra Nagar building on Senapati Bapat Marg. The plea said the subject premises are commercially utilized by the petitioner as the sole source of their livelihood – the sale of flowers in the Dadar flower market.

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