Supreme Court of India (File Photo)
Supreme Court of India (File Photo)

SC slams Kerala govt for allowing construction in coastal zone

ANI | Updated: Sep 23, 2019 15:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Kerala government for allegedly allowing illegal multi-storey buildings in a coastal zone and said it will fix responsibility on the erring officials involved in such kind of constructions.
Following a report by a court-appointed committee, the apex court had on May 8 ordered the demolition of five apartments -- around 400 flats -- in Maradu municipality in Ernakulam district for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules. The order was passed by a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.
On June 10, a vacation bench of the court had directed maintenance of status quo for six weeks in the matter and posted it for hearing on July 5.
The apex court had said the state cannot undertake illegal constructions with the danger of floods and heavy rain looming large. (ANI)