Mumbai: Over 100 families in Campa Cola housing colony today barricaded themselves and refused to move out of the compound in south Mumbai even as the civic body initiated action to disconnect power, water and gas connections before going in for demolition of illegal floors.
"Three teams of the BMC have entered the building to disconnect water, gas and electricity connections. The residents had given an affidavit that they will evict their flats by November 11," BMC deputy commissioner Kishore Kshirsagar told reporters.
"Our officials will see whether they have vacated their flats and accordingly disconnect the water, gas and electricity connections," he said.
"The residents are opposing the demolition. We are trying to handle the situation peacefully and avoid using force," he said.