Tomorrow deadline for Adarsh society to file reply
The deadline for scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society to file a reply to an Environment Ministry notice asking why its 31-storeyed high-rise in Mumbai should not be demolished expires tomorrow.delhi Updated: Dec 06, 2010 20:00 IST
The deadline for scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society to file a reply to an Environment Ministry notice asking why its 31-storeyed high-rise in Mumbai should not be demolished expires on Tuesday.
Sources in the Ministry said that so far they have not got any communication from the Society and the officials will wait till tomorrow before considering any action.
On November 12, the Society was served a notice by the Ministry which said the building was built in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification and environment by-laws.
The society on November 24 had sought four weeks' time but the ministry on November 29 agreed for a seven-day extension, giving the Society an option to appear with its counsel.
The scam relates to the controversial residential block being built in Mumbai's upscale Colaba in the neighbourhood of naval establishments. It was originally meant to be a six-storeyed apartment block for housing Kargil war heroes and widows.
But, it was allegedly illegally converted into a multi-storeyed structure in violation of green laws by the controversial Society. The Environment Ministry has denied giving it clearance at any stage.