HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) began demolition of illegal floors of a multi-storeyed apartment in Musheerabad on Monday.
Acting on a complaint lodged by one Omair Abdul Khader a resident of Musheerabad, regarding deviation from original plans of a building owned by one Rafiunnisa Begum in the area, GHMC officials ordered the demolition. The fifth floor was brought down by the civic body workers with assistance from the Musheerabad police. The building owners had approached the civic body requesting permission for the construction of cellar plus three floors, but went ahead with the construction of two additional floors without permission. The owners were served show-cause notices by the GHMC under the HMC Act, 1955 which was challenged by them in a city civil court.
When the court restrained the civic body from demolishing the building, the GHMC filed a counter in court and got the orders vacated.