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Campa Cola residents refuse to handover keys

Friday, 30 May 2014 - 9:57am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

The civic staff, who waited at G-south ward on Thursday to collect keys from Campa Cola compound residents, who were required to hand them over, were disappointed as not a single flat key came their way.

The residents have decided not to surrender the keys of their flats to the BMC even though two days ago the civic body served them a notice stating that they might have to face legal consequences if they do not do so.

"We can't hand over our keys to the civic body by June 2 because we have nowhere to go. We can't be intimated at the last moment and be asked to vacate our homes in less than a month," said Nandini Mehta, a resident of the society.

Meanwhile, the residents have written to the ward, requesting that the date for vacating their flats be extended on humanitarian grounds.

"It's practically impossible to vacate our flats this fast. Some of the kids are having exams; and some of the residents have serious ailments like heart problems and dementia. It would not be possible for them to shift elsewhere at such a short notice," a resident requesting anonymity said.

In the last couple of weeks, two of the residents have suffered mild cardiac arrests. According to the members of their families, they were too stressed because of the demolition issue.
Meanwhile, members of the Federation of Accommodation Industries of India, reportedly met at a prominent city hotel on Thursday evening to discuss the Campa Cola issue.

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