Lata said that many children and elders are living in that colony and several people will become homeless because of this.
The residents of the Campa Cola Society in Mumbai received a major jolt as the Supreme Court dismissed their plea against eviction and demolition of 102 illegal flats. [Also read: Families left homeless: Supreme Court orders demolition of Campa Cola flats in Mumbai]
The Supreme Court upheld the BMC's November 2013 order, which fixed the deadline of May 31, 2014 for Campa Cola residents to vacate their unauthorised houses. "It is a big humanitarian problem.
140 families have been asked to vacate the premises with no other place to go," senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for the residents association, said, adding that, he was not advancing any arguments on legal grounds as it is nearly a mercy plea.
Demolition of the unauthorised buildings will follow after the residents vacate the society. The SC last week ended the long drawn battle between the Campa Cola compound residents and the BMC over the demolition notice issues almost two decades ago by upholding the demolition of all 96 flats in the illegally constructed floors.