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  • Illegal Buildings Mumbai Thane Navi mumbai

    list the illegal Buildings or illegal floors in Mumbai,Thane and New mumbai area.This will be great help to the buyers.

    BMC starts razing 11 illegal floors of Goregaon building

    Mumbai: The BMC on Tuesday began demolishing 11 illegal floors of a 15-storey building in Goregaon. Civic officials said that the developer had constructed 15 floors though permission was obtained only for four floors.

    The developer of the building, Deshabhimaan, situated in Siddharth Nagar in Goregaon, was slapped with a penalty of Rs 11 crore by the BMC to regularize the extra FSI consumed by the building. But the developer moved the court against the BMC decision. The building has been mired in controversy ever since it was constructed in 2012. None of the flats is occupied as the developer has not given possession to the buyers.

    “The court dismissed the petition of the developer and stated that the building was illegal and hence we started the demolition,” said assistant municipal commissioner Ramakant Biradar.

    Civic officials on Tuesday supervised demolition of the internal walls of the illegal floors and will be calling for tenders to demolish the pillars and other crucial structures of the building.

    “To demolish the pillars and to ensure that the building is structurally safe needs expertise,” said an official.

    The developer had built 15 floors though permission was given only for four floors

    Source:BMC starts razing 11 illegal floors of Goregaon building
    Last edited January 30 2014, 12:42 AM.
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    SC order a major relief for private developers -Biggest Beneficiary Will Be Godrej

    Good New for public.. Property set rises in this Areas.

    The forest land order comes as a major relief for some of the biggest private developers in the eastern suburbs, whose residential projects were stalled for nine years. Godrej & Boyce’s 133 acres in Vikhroli will be the biggest beneficiary of the Supreme Court’s order on Thursday.

    “It’s a good order. This parcel is part of our Vikhroli property. It will now be developed by Godrej Properties,’’ Godrej Group chairperson Adi Godrej told TOI.

    The 116-year-old conglomerate is perhaps the largest private landlordin Mumbai. It controls about 4,000 acres in Vikhroli, most of it a huge mangrove sprawl described by environmentalists as the best preservedin the state. It was here in Vikhroli that the late Pirojsha Godrej started amalgamating land purchased from a plethora of owners in the early 1940s. In recent years, the group’s main thrust hasbeen in realestate.

    Elsewhere in the eastern suburbs, many developers had bought defunct industrial plots for several hundred crores only to get caught in a bind when the forest department declared that private forest land was used for non-forest activities. Residential projects in Thane, Mulund and around the Sanjay Gandhi national park in the Borivli-Kandivli belt ground to a haltwhen thecivic administration orderedstop-work notices.

    Atithi Builders suffered the most when 22of its 33 acresoff LBS Marg in Mulund were declared as private forest land. “We had planned a township project with 16 towers and 3,000 apartments. We suffered because of this for nine years,’’ Hiren Patel of Atithi toldTOI.

    Oberoi Construction bought the 19-acre plot belonging to the Glaxoowned Burroughs Wellcome in Mulundfor Rs220crorein 2005.Theforest department order came soon after the sale and scuttled the builder’s plan to develop it. The land has been lying vacantfor almost a decade.

    A developer described the role of the forest department and state government as“absurd’’.“The1967development plan had marked these areas as residential and industrial, there was no mention of private forest,’’ he said. The Johnson & Johnson factory in Mulund was marked as industrial land in 1962, yet it was declared as privateforestlandin 2005,’’ he added.

    Developer Runwal Group had procured civic permission to commence work on its Mulund property, Runwal Infinity, in 2005. It had purchased a 10-acre plot which belonged to Rallis India. Construction started and skeletons of five towers came up before work stalled. “It was a huge financial loss,’’ said group director Subodh Runwal. Some bookings for the project,whichcomprised700 apartments, were cancelled, while others were put on hold,he added.

    Builder DharmeshJain of Nirmal Lifestyle said 10 acres of his company were stuck in Mulund. “Most properties had development permission,’’ hesaid.

    Sunil Mantri, president of the NationalRealEstateDevelopmentCouncil,saidover 100housing projectswere affectedwhen their landwassuddenly declared a private forest. “Developers and flat purchasers were under tremendous pressure.It’s a big relief now that they have received a green signal from the apex court,’’ hesaid.


    THE SC ORDER IN 2014

    SC allows appeals against a 2008 Bombay HC judgment that held land owned by the petitioners to be private forest

    The petitioners are Oberoi Constructions, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co Ltd, Bombay Real Estate Development Company, a host of other developers, and Vasant Gardens CHS and Hillside Residents Welfare Association, Mulund


    On March 24, 2008, the Bombay HC dismissed 18 petitions filed by Godrej, Oberoi Constructions and others against the state government’s claim that the land owned by them or on which buildings were constructed was ‘private forest’ and, hence, construction permissions were refused by the BMC IMPLICATIONS OF THE SC ORDER

    The private land treated as ‘forest’ loses the tag

    It frees up hundreds of acres for development

    Those who had bought flats in buildings on such plots can breathe easy

    The fine of 100 crore (approx) levied by the government will have to be returned to residents and developers

    Relief for almost 5 lakh residents linked to the land


    In 1957, state forest dept asked owners of 2.6 lakh hectares (6.4 lakh acres) to prove their holdings were not forest land In Mumbai, areas in Thane, Mulund, Bhandup, Nahur, Mahul, Borivli, Kandivli, Virar, Badlapur and Ambernath were served notices Hearings never held, commercial transactions went on, corporations charged residents property tax Between 1967 and 1991, BMC classified these areas as residential, allowed buildings In 2001, on a PIL filed by the Bombay Environment Action Group (BEAG), HC directed the state to demarcate forest land areas. Revenue dept declared those 2.6L hectares as forest land In 2006, residents challenged govt action In 2009, Central Empowered Committee set up by SC recommended regularization with residents paying net present value. State collected Rs 100 crore In 2011, matter referred to 3-member SC bench. In May, state told residents they have to pay at least 50% more NPV for land adjacent to a dense forest (Sanjay Gandhi National Park). Residents refused In Dec 2013, SC bench completed hearing, reserved order In Jan 2014, SC sets aside Bombay HC order SOME PLOTS FREE TO BE DEVELOPED

    Godrej & Boyce’s 133 acres in Vikhroli

    Atithi Builders’s 22 acres off LBS Marg in Mulund

    19-acre plot of Oberoi Construction in Mulund

    Runwal Group’s 10-acre project in Mulund

    Nirmal Lifestyle’s 10 acres in Mulund TOI carried this TIMES VIEW on Oct 6, 2012

    The private forest land controversy seems to have reached its denouement with the residents’ decision. But this does not alter the fact that they are paying because of government mistakes and apathy. Flat buyers are now paying for goof-ups, deliberate or inadvertent, made by some babus some years ago. The lack of serious government action against officials indicates an unacceptable degree of condoning of bureaucratic sloth and inefficiency

    We have suffered a lot. These past years have been very stressful. The Supreme Court verdict has come as a huge relief. I can now sleep knowing that I will not lose my homeYashodha Nair | RESIDENT, ISLAND PARK, MULUND

    This is the second whammy for BEAG and activists. The first was when the SC passed the textile mill order. It is quite a shock, given that the SC talks of protecting and widening the meaning of forest land Debi Goenka | BEAG

    Residents of a Mulund housing society under the ‘forest land’ cloud celebrates after Thursday’s SC ruling

    TOI report on Oct 6, 2012


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      Uncertainty gives way to relief for residents on forest land

      WELCOME SC VERDICT Residents say they can get rid of the tag of encroachers

      MUMBAI: While moving into a new home would be a fresh start for most, for Uday Shringarpure, it marked the beginning of seven years spent under the threat of eviction.

      The consultant had invested all his savings into an apartment at Sanghvi Hills on Thane’s Ghodbunder Road and moved there in 2007, when the forest land issue was moving ahead at a frantic pace, and the scales were tilting against residents. “I was tense. I thought I would lose my home soon,” he said.

      This uncertainty gave way to celebration for five lakh residents of Mulund, Thane, Bhandup Mahul and Kandivli to Goregaon in the western suburbs, when the Supreme Court set aside a Bombay high court order terming their homes, built on private forest land, as illegal.

      Though these plots had been demarcated as residential plots for land use in the civic body’s development plan, the state declared these areas as forest land following a PIL by an environmental group in 2002. In 2008, the HC upheld the state’s view, making the flats built on these lands illegal. Permissions for ongoing projects were withdrawn and the BMC issued stopwork notices.

      The SC on Thursday came down heavily on the state and set aside the HC order.

      Srinivas Chandrashekar, a member of the United Mulund Welfare Association, who had booked a flat in Mulund in 2006, said, “I had been paying my bank loans and coughing up lakhs of rupees towards my EMI annually, without knowing if I would ever get to occupy my new house.”

      Residents’ groups welcomed the order. “This provides us rights on par with our citizens and takes away the fear of eviction,” said Prakash Padikkal, President, Hillside Residents’ Welfare Association (HIRWA).

      Responding to the order, state housing minister Sachin Ahir said, “We are sympathetic to the problems of residents, but we need to enforce laws to protect forest areas.” Forest minister Patangrao Kadam said he was unaware of the verdict. “Appropriate steps will be taken after receiving an official order.”

      Padikkal said the association would write to the state demanding the regularisation fee they had paid after the order be returned.

      Source:31 Jan 2014Hindustan Times (Mumbai)

      Supreme Court order PDF in the below link
      Last edited January 31 2014, 03:58 PM.


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        24 years & counting: Mumbai homebuyers wait for their dream home

        About 160 members invested Rs 15,000 each for a property in Dahisar (East); the builder failed to deliver the flats, went bankrupt and sold the land to another developer

        The recent Campa Cola compound case and all the hoopla around it has made present homebuyers cautious; they now prefer scrutinising building plans before investing in any property. However, 24 years ago, homebuyers had limited sources of information to find the details or background of their invested property.

        The plot in Dahisar (East) currently is under construction by the new builder. Pic/Nimesh Dave

        Take the case of 160 investors, who in 1990, chipped in their hard-earned Rs 15,000 each for a property in Dahisar (East), to be developed by one Rajesh Builders and Associates. Twenty-four years later, the people are still waiting to live in their dream house.

        While some members say that they shouldn’t have believed in the word-of-mouth publicity of the project, others regret not taking up ready-possession flats elsewhere when they had a chance. The group had come together and proposed the name ‘Bhavishya Yog’ for the development project. However, by 1992, even after pressure from the members, the builders were still dragging their feet about starting the construction.

        It was at that time that they found out that the invested land was reserved for industrial development. It took the builders another seven years to convert the industrial area into residential land. In 1999, when they were still hopeful about the commencement of construction work, the builders went bankrupt.

        According to the investors, during bankruptcy, the builders sold half of the plot to another developer.
        By 2008, the new developer started work and claimed the older investors had no claim in any flats in his project. The members approached the sessions court, but lost the case. Hoping to get their land back and the dream of their home, they have now taken the case to the Thane High Court, where it is underway.

        Investors speak

        We have suffered for the last 24 years and our hard-earned money has gone down the drain. Our Rs 15,000 has gone, and after suffering severely for all these years, the builder has sold the property to another developer and is enjoying its benefits. - Madhav Patil, member of the proposed Bhavishya Yog

        We’ve faced a lot issues in this investment and have been cheated. A new tower is under construction on the same land. We have spent a lot of our money in this, which if I calculate today is a substantial amount. We are hoping for a positive result in the hearing. - Anil Gavas, member of the proposed Bhavishya Yog

        The other side
        The developer, however, has another story to narrate altogether. Shailesh Kapoor, one of the partners at Rajesh Builder and Associates, said, “The members who participated in the package deal, failed to pay the balance amount. Hence, they do not have any right on the land or its acquisition. We have offered to pay back the booking amount, but they have refused and are demanding a house.”

        4: The number of floors the building was supposed to have
        8: The proposed number of apartments on each floor

        Source:24 years & counting: Mumbai homebuyers wait for their dream home - News


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          Green norms violations stall posh Oshiwara project

          Further construction at two 36-storey residential towers has been stopped as the developer failed to seek nod from coastal zone authority: BMC.

          The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a stop-work notice to a high-end realty project in Oshiwara for alleged violation of green norms.

          According to civic officials, Windsor Realty constructed two 36-storey residential towers off Linking Road in Oshiwara without any approval from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA), though the project falls under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ).

          The National Green Tribunal (NGT), too, has issued an order against the developer, preventing him from "creating any third party interest over the constructed premises".

          This means that the developer cannot sell any of the flats to buyers till the NGT disposes of the case. Some activists, however, alleged that some of the flats were already sold before the construction began.

          The upscale residential project, Windsor Grande Residences, will have 4 to 5 BHK flats, which could be sold in the range of Rs 5- 10 crore.

          "It is observed that the construction work carried out at the site needs clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in the light of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2006. You are directed to stop work immediately and submit an explanation about the same. Till then no work should be carried out," read the BMC notice issued by the Building Proposals (BP) department.

          Activists claimed the developer violated green norms and avoided taking any clearance from the authorities.

          "The plot falls under the CRZ area and requires approvals from the MCZMA. No approval was taken. Similarly, it also required clearances from the MoEF. The developer avoided permissions from them too, as there is violation of green norms," said IPS officer-turned-activist YP Singh.

          He also alleged that the construction of 36-storey buildings in the middle of the city was not possible without the connivance of BMC officials. "There is a clear connivance between the developer and BMC officials. The civic officials should have checked all clearances before giving them the permission to start construction. The BMC has ignored the green norms and helped the developer. There should be an inquiry into the entire episode," Singh added.

          The developer, on the other hand, maintained that he has applied for a green clearance. A Windsor Realty spokesperson said, "The company has voluntarily applied for environment clearance, as per the law, a year ago. We are hoping to receive the approvals shortly."

          Meanwhile, BMC officials said they would examine the NGT's order and take necessary action. "We will look into the order. If we find any connivance of civic officials with the developer leading to irregularities, we will order an inquiry," said a senior civic official. Deputy Chief Engineer, Building Proposals department (Western Suburbs), was not available for comments.

          Activist Amit Maru, who is one of the complainants, said. "All permissions given to the project must be scrutinised. The land falls under the CRZ area and such tall buildings cannot be constructed on it. I guess that's the reason why environmental and CRZ clearances were not taken so far. Had the NGT not intervened, the flats would have been sold to unsuspecting buyers."

          Windsor Realty constructed the towers off Linking Road without any approvals from the MCZMA and the Union environment ministry

          Source:Green norms violations stall posh Oshiwara project - Mumbai Mirror


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            BMC clueless as building emerges from ‘repairs’ with 6 additional floors

            Following a court order, cops arrest and charge owner of Zaveri Bazar building and his partner with forgery, and unnamed civic officials for conniving with them; architect yet to be charged.

            The landlord of a three-storey structure at Agiari lane, Zaveri Bazaar, who allegedly turned it into a nine-storey building on the pretext of repairing it, has been booked by the police along with his partner and officials from the BMC following a court order.

            The LT Marg police booked landlord Hasmukhchandra Indrachandra Ranawat and his associate Jayantilal Parmar for forging civic documents, and unnamed BMC officials for conniving with them.

            Ranawat is also believed to have carried out the additional construction himself, on the plans of architect Girdharilal Agarwal, who is yet to be charged.

            The court order came in response to a complaint by activist Santosh Daundkar, who claims that Ranawat, under the guise of renovating the building, hired Agarwal to draw up a plan for six additional floors, before getting them constructed without permission from the BMC.

            Daundkar said, "It used to be just a twostorey building. In September 2012, the owners decided to repair it. Instead, they then added six more floors. They did not take any permission from the BMC for the new floors. The new building is now fully occupied."

            "The building is new and no society has been formed yet. We don't know anything about the developer," said a security guard at the building, which now houses a metal refinery on the ground floor and jewellers' offices higher up.

            Daundkar's complaint alleges that the landlords and developers forged a number of civic documents, including the commencement certificate and intimation of disapproval, to construct the additional floors.

            He added, "We sent a legal notice about the case to the police and the BMC but no action was taken. Later, we filed a criminal complaint in the court of the additional chief metropolitan magistrate to get an FIR registered against the landlords and BMC officers under whose noses this illegal building was constructed."

            Y P singh, an IPS-officer-turned-lawyer, blamed the BMC for not taking any action against its officials. "It shocking that despite such illegal construction, the BMC has still not taken active steps to demolish the building. What is even more shocking is that BMC has not taken any steps to identify the delinquent officers who connived with the landlord," Singh said.

            "The police are trying to protect the BMC officials. Despite the FIR, they have not named the officers responsible," added Daundkar.

            Civic officials said that many other buildings in the area have also had floors added on under the guise of repairs and renovation. "There are many buildings in congested areas like Zaveri Bazaar that have had additional floors constructed. These buildings are a safety threat to people living around them. They do not meet any building norms and can collapse in a few years," said an official from the BMC's Building Proposal (BP) department.

            "We had issued a stop-work notice to the developer but he paid no heed. We even demolished some portions of the under-construction building to make it uninhabitable. However, the developer continued with the construction and built six additional floors in violation of civic norms," said another BMC official.

            Sanjivrao Mandalik, senior inspector at LT Marg police station, said, "The BMC alleges that the accused submitted forged documents to it. We are yet to verify this claim. We arrested one of the landlords (Ranawat) for further investigation and he is now out on bail. We are yet to locate his associate (Parmar). The architect who built it is also yet to be charged. His son has told us he is out of the country. We will charge and arrest him on his return."

            Sangeeta Hasnale, assistant municipal commissioner, C Ward, said she was on leave and did not know the details of the case. The landlords, Ranawat and Parmar, were unavailable for comment.


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              Re : Illegal Buildings Mumbai Thane Navi mumbai

              illegal building in mumbai had created alot of problem in todays time because as the builder construct a building in a short of creates dangerous situation for the people living illegal building construction should be stop as early as possible.


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                BMC razes illegal 10,000-sqft banquet hall in Santacruz

                MUMBAI: I n a major demolition c a r r i e d o u t by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday, a 10,000-sqft banquet hall in Santacruz (West) was demolished.

                According to BMC officials, the hall was being constructed illegally on top of a three-storey commercial building called Kamla Spaces, which is located on SV Road.

                Civic officials from H-West ward, under which Santacruz (West) falls, said the area on the fourth floor of the building, where construction was being carried out, was marked as ‘ terrace’ in the approved building plan.
                “The unauthorised construction activity was detected during our inspection round,” Prashant Sapkale, assistant municipal commissioner of H-West ward.

                “A stop- work notice was i ssued on Saturday, which the owner did not heed. The demolition of the hall was then undertaken on Monday,” Sapkale added.

                Source:17 Feb 2014 Hindustan Times (Mumbai)


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                  Re : Illegal Buildings Mumbai Thane Navi mumbai

                  BMC ‘detects illegalities’ in highrise 8 yrs on, FIR filed

                  Mumbai: A citizen’s threeyear-long struggle to make the BMC look into alleged illegalities in a Girgaum building—which was granted an occupation certificate eight years ago —bore fruit last week. The BMC “detected illegal alterations and unauthorized construction” in the building and approached D B Marg police station, which filed an FIR against its builder and architect.

                  Ameya Towers on Paavwala Street in Girgaum is a 13-storey building, which was redeveloped in 2006.

                  On February 13, the police filed an FIR against builder Ramakant Jadhav and architect Vilas Avchat for allegedly going beyond the BMC’s approved plan under Section 53(1) of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act.

                  In the complaint, Srinivas Karning, junior engineer, BMC’s building and factories department, said the developer had illegally demolished the outside wall of one room of every flat on all 13 floors, converted windows into doors and then put an extra slab on elevation features, which resulted in increased FSI.

                  The matter first came to light when RTI activist Kamlakar Shenoy said he noticed the “illegalities” on February 18, 2011, and submitted the BMC’s approved plans along with the complaint on April 1, 2011.

                  When contacted, Jadhav said, “I am not aware of the FIR filed against me or any notices issued to me by the BMC under MRTP.” Avchat could not be contacted.

                  Police sub-inspector Dilip Patil of D B Marg police station confirmed that an FIR has been filed and investigations are on.

                  The FIR states that Jadhav’s advocate had made a representation to the BMC in 2011. Thereafter, the BMC again inspected the site and took photos. It detected that RCC slabs were placed in elevation features, “illegally increasing the useable area of each flat”.

                  Shenoy said the role of the building proposals department officials must also be investigated for allegedly issuing an OC despite violations.

                  Sarita Mangeshi, a seventh floor resident, said, “How are we supposed to know about unauthorized construction? We will discuss it with the society.”

                  Advocate Y P Singh said a police case is not the solution to keeping a check on illegal constructions. “Informally, an FIR serves as an escape route for the BMC to show they have taken action. It must initiate separate statutory proceedings and demolish the excess portion.”

                  LOWDOWN ON HIGHRISE

                  THE BUILDING | Ameya Towers

                  LOCATION | Paavwala Street, Girgaum NUMBER OF FLOORS | 13 NUMBER OF FLATS | 38


                  Allegedly going beyond the approved BMC plan and illegally demolishing the outside wall of one room of every flat, converting windows into doors and putting an extra slab on the elevation feature, thus increasing the FSI

                  SECTIONS APPLIED | FIR filed under Section 53(7) of Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act

                  PUNISHMENT | Up to 3 years in jail. It is a cognizable and non-bailable offence

                  BLDG PROPOSAL DEPT ROLE

                  In the event of discrepancy, violation in construction or if it is not in accordance with the sanctioned plan, the BMC’s building proposal dept is duty-bound to refuse the OC


                  Ignorance of law is not an excuse. Occupants must verify BMC’s sanctioned plans and insist on OC. Floor plan should be verified before possession

                  Source:BMC ‘detects illegalities’ in highrise 8 yrs on, FIR filed


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                    Re : Illegal Buildings Mumbai Thane Navi mumbai

                    State proposes to redevelop 2L homes in Thane

                    Plans 4 FSI To Rebuild Illegal & Unsafe Bldgs

                    Mumbai: The state government is set to unveil one of its most ambitious housing plans to redevelop thousands of illegal and mostly dilapidated buildings within the Thane municipal limits and re-house the residents in safer quarters.

                    The proposal prepared by the Thane Municipal Corporation and vetted by the state urban development department was presented to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday. The government wants to push for its early implementation in view of the impending model election code of conduct.

                    The scheme envisages a floor space index (FSI) of 4 and will offer residents of illegal developments a year to opt for the project, beyond which the civic body will step in.

                    After accommodating residents free of cost in new tenements, the developer, to be picked by residents or by the TMC, will be entitled to the remaining incentive FSI to build homes for sale.

                    Construction in the TMC areas has been haphazard, of poor quality and mostly illegal.

                    ON FIRM GROUND

                    Cluster redevelopment proposed with FSI of 4. Civic body to demarcate 21 zones

                    It will be available for illegal buildings, many of which are dilapidated

                    Residents will get a year to opt for the scheme, after which the corporation will invite bids from developers

                    After housing all residents, builders can use remaining FSI to build & sell homes; or take it as TDR and use it elsewhere

                    Navi Mum gaothans to be redeveloped A proposal for the redevelopment of the 95 gaothans in Navi Mumbai has reportedly been placed before CM Prithviraj Chavan. While Mumbai’s gaothans have been granted a floor space index of 2.7, the state has proposed a higher FSI for Navi Mumbai’s gaothans. P 2

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