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HC finds loopholes in BMC’s Rooftop policy

DNMUM407684 | 2/13/2018 | Author : Mustafa Plumber | WC :338 | Mumbai



Mumbai: The Bombay High Court, on Monday, picked loopholes in the Rooftop restaurant policy, which was finalised by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. It said: “As per several enactments, the terrace is a common amenity area, how can it be used by an owner/ developer or a particular member. It is illegal.”
A division bench of Justice RM Borde and Justice Rajesh Ketkar urged the government and the Corporation to wake up and take the example of the Kamala Mills fire, in which 13 people lost their lives, as an opportunity to revisit and correct in future and also have a mechanism to check violations committed by restaurants.
The bench, while asking the Corporation to place on record by Wednesday its rooftop restaurant pol
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