The work at Evershine Global City, a township with 311 residential buildings, commercial complexes and malls spread over 9.32 lakh sq m of land at Dongre village near Virar will continue to be stalled, at least for a while.
The Bombay high court on Monday declined to stay a stop-work notice issued to Evershine Developers, which has undertaken the project in collaboration with another partnership firm, Enigma Constructions. The developer moved the high court challenging the stop-work notice issued by the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation on January 11. Counsel for the developer, Iqbal Chagla, urged the court to allow them to continue work stating the developer was suffering losses to the tune of Rs 75 lakh per day because of the stop-work notice.
Chagla said the developers had obtained all requisite permission and approvals from earlier planning authority – CIDCO and the environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. A division bench of justice Ranjana Desai and justice RG Ketkar, declined to stay the stop-work notice saying they will consider the request on Monday. Noting that CIDCO had approved all the plans for the project taken up under Group Housing Scheme, the judges questioned the civic body if it was open to it to revoke sanction accorded to the plans by erstwhile planning authority.
The court directed Vasai-Virar Corporation to furnish draft development plan for the region to see if CIDCO had cleared the project without adhering to the draft development plan.