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Kochi flats built in violation of CRZ norms to be razed by January 12

Earlier authorities had decided to carry out ‘controlled implosion’ to bring down the huge concrete structures spreading over 8 lakh square feet and shortlisted two firms for this. Experts say controlled implosion is an accepted demolition technique in which explosives are placed on strategic spots of high-rise buildings and ignited to raze structures within its perimeters.
The Alfa Serene Apartments were built on the coastal zone in Kochi. The Alpha Serene Apartments will be razed first and the demolition of the others will be completed in about two days.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Alfa Serene Apartments were built on the coastal zone in Kochi. The Alpha Serene Apartments will be razed first and the demolition of the others will be completed in about two days.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

Majority of Kochi flat owners move out, demolition to begin on Oct 11

In a relief to the evictees, the state’s crime branch said an investigation against builders and officials who gave permission to build these flats flouting coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms begun.
Out of the 357 flats in Maradu, 243 have been vacated and 80 will follow suit by Friday evening.(PTI Photo/File)
Out of the 357 flats in Maradu, 243 have been vacated and 80 will follow suit by Friday evening.(PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 09:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

Demolition of Kochi flats to begin on Oct 11, three bidders shortlisted

In the last hearing on September 27, the Supreme Court had directed the state to demolish these flats in 138 days. The state government tried its best to avoid demolition but later fell in line after the apex court threatened to start contempt proceeding against it for not implementing its May verdict.
Maradu civic officials said residents will be shifted by October 3 and the demolition process will begin on October 11.(PTI PHOTO.)
Maradu civic officials said residents will be shifted by October 3 and the demolition process will begin on October 11.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 07:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

Kochi flat residents begin hunger strike against their eviction

The Supreme Court has directed the state authorities to evict the residents of the Kochi flats by October 3.
Residents of the Maradu flats in Kerala’s Kochi have began a hunger strike to protest their eviction.(Photo: ANI/Twitter)
Residents of the Maradu flats in Kerala’s Kochi have began a hunger strike to protest their eviction.(Photo: ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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With ‘regret’, Kerala govt cuts off power to Kochi’s 357 illegal flats, plan out demolition

The power supply was discontinued in the early hours amid protests by the residents of flats that face demolition following the Supreme Court order.
Power supply to four apartment complexes in Kochi that violated coastal regulation zone guidelines has been cut off.(HT Photo)
Power supply to four apartment complexes in Kochi that violated coastal regulation zone guidelines has been cut off.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 12:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

Kerala Govt to book builders of Kochi flats scheduled for demolition

The Maradu municipality issued a fresh notice to occupants of the flats saying both water and power connections would be cut in two days and advised them to shift at the earliest. But the residents stood their ground saying they will not shift on their own.
Kochi: Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The Supreme Court had on Sept. 6 ordered the demolition of illegal flats in Kochi's Maradu Panchayat by Sept. 20 for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.(PTI)
Kochi: Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The Supreme Court had on Sept. 6 ordered the demolition of illegal flats in Kochi's Maradu Panchayat by Sept. 20 for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 02:47 AM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

After SC rap, Kerala govt to snap water, power lines to 357 Kochi flats

The Maradu municipality, where these flat complexes are situated, has decided to cut power and water supply to the flats to wear out occupants who refuse to shift.
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

‘Will implement verdict on Kochi flats’: Kerala govt files affidavit in Supreme Court

The affidavit signed by state chief secretary Tom Jose said the government was bound to implement the apex court verdict and listed various steps taken to implement its order.
The affidavit said the Maradu municipal corporation had given eviction notices to all occupants and invited tenders to carry out demolition of these flats.(HT Photo)
The affidavit said the Maradu municipal corporation had given eviction notices to all occupants and invited tenders to carry out demolition of these flats.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 05:48 PM IST
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