Decision of Supreme Court
The court said that illegal high-rise Maradu high rise appartments should be demolished because they violate coastal zone regulations. These regulations restrict construction in coastal areas.
Further, the court ordered demolition and removal of debris to be completed by February 9, 2020. It also ordered the State government to file a written undertaking to this effect in seven days.
The Supreme Court also ordered the Kerala government to immediately pay an interim compensation of Rs. 25 lakh each to the residents of the illegal high-rise Maradu blocks facing demolition for violation of coastal zone regulations.
The court ordered the State to pay the interim compensation within four weeks and recover the sum from the builders and promoters of the apartments.
Source: The Hindu