Explained | The Maradu imbroglio of a SC order, flat owners, Kerala govt, and municipal authorities

The Hindu | Sep 13, 2019 at 9:25 AM
  • The demolition of a group of apartments in Maradu municipality in Ernakulam district has been framed both as a tug of war between environmentalists and investors, and between two different arms of the government.
  • The Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA), however, contested this, at which point the Panchayat issued a notice to the builders pointing out that the projects violated Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms.
  • Two key points mentioned by the builders and flat owners to defend their case is Maradu being upgraded to a Municipality and the Coastal Zone Management Plan that is used in the case.