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PIL filed against newly constructed Patel Stadium

mumbai Updated: Jul 25, 2010 13:44 IST

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Bombay High Court has sought demolition of newly constructed indoor complex at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium (SVPS)in South Mumbai.

National Sports Club of India has constructed this new complex in the closed stadium; and as per petitioner 'Society for Promotion of Equality, Awareness and Rights', several laws have been violated in the process.

"Division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice S C Dharmadhikari have given three weeks to the NSCI and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to file their replies," said advocate Ameya Tamne, the petitioner's lawyer.

Petitioners' main contention is that no new construction is allowed in the Green Zone and Coastal Regulation Zone. The PIL alleges that under the garb of 'reconstruction,' a totally new structure has been built, converting a once open-to-sky grounds into a closed stadium.

MCGM has turned a blind eye to the violation of conditions on which reconstruction was allowed, it says.