MUMBAi: An 11-storey Tardeo building that has been “95% complete” for 27 years will be demolished ultimately. The structure has been at the centre of a court battle between the builder, who wanted to demolish it on the grounds that its condition had deteriorated, and flat buyers who were opposing it.
Seven months ago, the Bombay HC had referred the building, Pushpakunj, to a civic technical advisory committee to take a call on the structural stability after perusing two opposing reports last year.
The BMC panel has said the building needs to be “vacated and demolished immediately”. It found the structure had “deteriorated and was dilapidated” and said “it may collapse, endangering life and property”.
It falls in the C-1 category of dangerous buildings “beyond logical repair and unsafe for habitation”, the panel added.
Although 95% complete, the building was never occupied as the 5% unfinished work had left it without an occupancy certificate.