Vibhav Krishna, the petitioner’s lawyer, argued that the civic authorities had granted permission for 386 slots for car parking for 33 flats, but the developer had admitted that the requirement was only for 145.
Jayesh Engineer, assistant engineer with the civic building proposal department, filed an affidavit justifying the decision to grant permission for multiple car parks.
“JVPD is a low-lying area that faces waterlogging problems during monsoon. Further, there are also height restrictions imposed by the civil aviation authority. Therefore, car parking decks on habitable floors have been permitted,” the affidavit said.
The affidavit also denied any violation on part of the corporation regarding construction of balconies in excess of the sanctioned plan, construction of flowerbeds beyond the balcony, swimming pool and 0.97m-deep lily pond.