Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has allowed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use a private residential building, which it expects to have a quarantine facility. HC has ordered BMC to pay Rs 28.38 lakh monthly for accommodating over 900 high-risk contacts of COVID19 from E-ward in the building.
On June 19, the court allowed BMC to use a building constructed by the Neelkamal Realtors Tower, provided that the transit fee for the civic body 218 residential and commercial tenants for temporarily taking over the property as an institutional quarantine facility.
A division bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and NR Borkar allowed the building to be used as a quarantine center as most of its tenants had not objected to the BMC decision. However, the nine tenants had filed an intervention petition through advocate Vivek Shukla, objecting to the move of the civic body.