Kochi: The Kerala High Court Monday directed the government to take immediate steps to pull down DLF's apartment complex that was built allegedly violating Coastal Regulation Zone regime near Chilavannoor backwaters in Kochi.
A single bench headed by Justice Ramakrishna Pillai, however, did not set any time limit to act upon the order.
A three-member committee of the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA), who were appointed to inquire into the alleged Coastal Regulation Zone violation by DLF builders, had submitted its report to the Authority on July 22.
According to the report, the area where the project came up was marked as Pokkali fields in the approved Coastal Zone Management Plan of the region in 1996.
Reclamation started in 2005 at the site and continued up to 2006. Satellite images showed that construction began after 2008, sources said.