Campa Cola demolition: Residents survive in 'darkness' after BMC stops basic facilities

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Campa Cola: Residents survive 'darkness'
Mumbai, June 27: Residents of the Campa Cola housing society in Mumbai are living without basic facilities days after the BMC officials disconnected the Water and Power supply and Gas pipelines.

The residents have been spending their days and nights in dark without electricity and working their ways out with candles and other sources.

Soon after the residents of Campa Cola Compound in Worli decided to stop resisting demolition, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disconnected electricity connection for 55 illegal flats, gas connections for around 14 flats and water supply for three flats of the seven buildings in the compound.

Earlier last week, residents of the Campa Cola compound said that they would open their gates to the officials so that they could carry out the demolition process.

This decision came after the residents met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday, who assured them that he would look into their problems within the legal framework.

The SC had on June 3 dismissed the plea of the residents of the illegal flats against an earlier order asking them to vacate their apartments by May 31.

Following the SC order, MCGM had issued notices to the owners of the illegal units to hand over the keys to their flats so that demolition could be carried out. However, none of the owners has done so.

The MCGM deadline for vacating the flats expired on June 20 and, as part of their plan to force the occupants to hand over the apartments, civic authorities cut off essential services like water and power supply after much resistance from the residents.

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