For six years the residents of the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society, Colaba have enjoyed uninterrupted electricity supply and had a occupation certificate (OC) to reside there. Now, the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has revoked the OC until further clearances while the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) will disconnect electricity supply on November 1.
The MMRDA has revoked the OC given to 103-flat owners residing in this building.
“The OC was given on October 2002 to them but it has now been revoked until further direction,” said a senior official from MMRDA.
The MMRDA is now waiting for the Centre to see whether the building has relevant environmental clearances.
“The OC would be reinstated once it gets environmental clearance from the Central government. Till that time the residents have to leave their flats,” said Dilip Kawatkhar, spokesperson, MMRDA.
The BEST, on its part, has pasted a notice on the housing society’s notice board on Sunday asking them to produce OC, or else they would disconnect power supply.
“We have given a 24-hour deadline to the society for producing the occupation
certificate. If they fail to produce it then we would disconnect electricity supply on Monday,” said BEST chairman Sanjay Potnis.