Campa Cola demolition: Residents ready to rebel as BMC arrives to cut power

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Campa Cola: Residents 'ready' for BMC
Mumbai, June 20: The municipal authorities and the residents of Worli's Campa Cola society start another face-off on Friday as the deadline ends and BMC arrives to disconnect water, electricity and piped gas to the 96 illegal apartments.

Residents have gathered outside and are planning to form a human barricade at the entrance to prevent the police and civic officials from entering the compound, just as they did during the last confrontation in November 2013, reported media.

The BMC has decided not to resort to force. It will film the proceedings and, should the residents use violence, it will return and present the footage to the Supreme Court.

A team of 10-15 civic officials, along with some employees of Mahanagar Gas and BEST, have reached the Campa Cola compound on Friday at 11.30am. They mean to start cutting off the power, gas and water supplies to the illegal flats soon.

Seven buildings of Campa Cola Housing Society in south Mumbai were constructed between 1981 and 1989. The builders had permission for only six floors, but one of the buildings 'Midtown', has 20 floors and another 'Orchid' 17.

As many as 102 illegal flats in the seven buildings in the compound are to be razed.

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