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Maradu Flats: Kerala Govt to begin evacuation of residents
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Maradu Flats: Kerala Govt to begin evacuation of residents

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Kochi, Sep 29: Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose on Saturday said the State Government is all set to begin evacuation of residents of four apartment complexes at Maradu here, ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court.

The government has also taken steps to freeze the assets of builders and promoters who were involved in the construction of buildings flouting coastal zone regulation rules, Jose told newspersons here.

The government would take measures to demolish the complexes as per the action plan submitted by the government in Supreme Court.

He said the state government would pay Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to each flat owner within four weeks as ordered by Supreme Court.

Banks have been directed to freeze assets of builders and promoters who were involved in the construction of illegal buildings in coastal zone areas. The statement of chief secretary came a day after Supreme Court directed demolition of the buildings within 138 days, a time line given by the Kerala government and asked state to pay Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to each flat owner within four weeks.

The Court had said the government may consider recovering the interim compensation amount which will be paid to flat owners from the builders and promoters. Jose said in the affidavit that there are 343 flats in the four multi storied buildings, covering an area of 68028.71 sq meter.

The municipality has an area of 12.35 sq.km and is densely populated with a population of 3,619 per square km. Two national highways -- NH-47 and NH--47(A) pass through this area. He said as per the action plan the finalisation of the firm for undertaking demolition and execution of agreement would be completed by October nine.(UNI)