Bombay HC orders an interim stay on further sale of flats in 18-storey building at Worli

The Bombay High Court today ordered an interim stay on further sale of flats and induction of occupants in an 18-storey building at Worli in Central Mumbai after the Indian Navy opposed the high rise due to its close proximity to a Naval base. The Navy had Bombay HC orders an interim stay on further sale of flats in 18 storey building at Worli 287x300 Bombay HC orders an interim stay on further sale of flats in 18 storey building at Worliapproached the High Court in October 2010 seeking demolition of the ‘Harsiddhi’ building in Worli, as it had not obtained the requisite ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) from Western Naval authorities before construction.
Advocate Dinesh Shah, appearing for Navy, said that the building is just 57 meters from the Naval base INS Trata, a portion of which houses sensitive missiles and launchers. He further stated that according to rules laid down by the state government, a NOC has to be procured from the Navy for any construction within 300 meters of the base.
A division bench of Justices D K Deshmukh and N D Deshpande while granting an interim stay on further sale of flats in the building directed the builder to submit a list of all the present occupants of the high rise. The Indian Navy had procured the land from the Army in 1964. The next hearing is scheduled after two weeks.

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