Builder moves Bombay HC as Thane civic body stops construction
Atlanta Limited, a construction and development company, building three residential towers of 20-storey each, on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court after receiving a notice from the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to stop construction on its 3-hectare land near Mumbra, as it is said to be in “bullet train project affected area”.
The petitioner, a company based in Andheri (East), challenged TMC’s “totally bad and illegal” stop work notice dated May 2 that has alleged that the buildings were coming up on land where the Rs 1.08-lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project — spread across three districts of Maharashtra — is coming up.
The developer has contended that of the 234 flats in two of the highrises that were built in Phase I of the project, 229 have been sold. The third highrise is under construction under Phase II.
On Tuesday, Acting Chief Justice Naresh H Patil and Justice G S Kulkarni issued a notice to the TMC and the Thane collector, seeking their replies.