Adarsh building should be demolished: environment ministry

January 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The scam-hit Adarsh housing society building in Mumbai should be demolished for violating green norms, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) said Sunday.The environment ministry had November last year served a notice to the society, asking it why the illegal floors in the building should not be demolished.

The 31-storey building in Mumbai’s plush Colaba locality was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil War heroes and their kin but was later extended to 31 floors allegedly without mandatory permission.

It also became the centre of a scam that claimed the job of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan after allegations surfaced of collusion between bureaucrats and politicians to corner flats in the building constructed on a prime plot measuring nearly 6,500 sq m in south Mumbai.

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