Mulund Nirmal lifestyle tenants call to stop clubhouse demolition

One of Mulund’s lavish housing corporations, the Nirmal Lifestyle Residency, comprising a total of nine 16-storey buildings each housing over 700 residents, has asked the BMC not to demolish its clubhouse.

Harish Mishra, chairman of the Opal building in the complex and a member of the Nirmal Association, said the BMC had torn down some walls in the clubhouse and could proceed with the demolition.

“We are asking the BMC for time, however, no relief has been granted. We now plan to move the court so that we can obtain stay orders against the BMC’s demolition action,” Mishra said.

He explained that two years ago the BMC issued them an advisory against their clubhouse declaring it an illegal structure. In addition, a letter was also given to the manufacturer to have it regularized. However, no action was taken by the manufacturer, he claimed.

The BMC had given four days’ notice before the final demolition, but there was little the company could do about it.

The complainant, who is one of the members of this Nirmal residence, had verbally assured to withdraw his complaint but he did not do so after which the BMC continued its action.

One of the tenants allegedly filed a complaint against the illegal structure following which BMC’s action was initiated.

“The nine buildings pay a certain amount to the association Nirmal. Since the complainant is the president of one of the companies here, he denied having paid the amount of his building to the association as a club fee , calling it an illegal structure. Following which the entry of that particular tenant to the building was restricted. Due to in-fighting, the said president complained to BMC,” Mishra said.

The resident further informed that he asked his builder to contribute 50% and the remaining 50% will be taken care of by him to regularize the clubhouse. However, no proper response was received from him.

Posted: Wednesday January 26th 2022, 09:04 IST

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