November 28, 2022

Bombay High Court halts demolition of shops at Dadar Flower Market

The Bombay High Court has ordered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) not to demolish flower vendor shops in Dadar until further orders are issued.

Bombay,UPDATED: Nov 15, 2022 1:01 a.m. IST

The Dadar flower market in Mumbai is one of the biggest wholesale markets (Picture: File | Representative)

By Vidya : The Bombay High Court has suspended the demolition of stalls at Dadar Flower Market in central Mumbai and also ordered flower vendors not to carry out any construction or alterations of any kind without the prior permission from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

The Dadar Flower Market in Mumbai, located just outside the railway station, is one of the largest wholesale markets, with a turnover of several million dollars.

The Bench of Judges RD Dhanuka and Kamal Khata said the court would decide at the next date whether the municipality was allowed to bring demolition action and, if so, under what provisions of the law and whether a law should be followed or not. .

The petitioners are the tenants of various stalls that have been selling flowers for a long time.

According to the applicants, the municipal corporation illegally demolished the shutters of their shops.

Lawyer Pooja Yadav, representing the municipality, said authorities had received a complaint from the Upendra Nagar Cooperative Society and only after that did they take action to demolish the offending structures.

After hearing from both parties, the court ordered lawyer Yadav to provide the petitioners with a copy of the complaint they had received and set the case for a rehearing on December 5.

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