Bombay HC Grants Juhu Housing Societies Absolute Rights Over Common Plots After 8-Year Legal Battle

In a major victory for 14 housing societies in Mumbai’s Juhu Vile Parle Development (JVPD) Scheme, the Bombay High Court has granted them “absolute right” over common plots, concluding an eight-year legal battle. The court determined that these plots belong solely to the societies and that the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) holds no rights, title, or ownership over them.

The JVPD Scheme, established 60 years ago, did not see either the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) or MHADA claiming ownership of the amenity or utility plots. Justice Bharti Dangre emphasized that the individual conveyance deeds of the 14 JVPD housing societies explicitly stated that the scheme, approved by the Labour and Housing Department, was designed for cooperative housing societies. The land was designated for building plots, roads, general amenities, and public utilities to be jointly owned by the participating societies.

Source: The Indian Expres

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