Kochi: After the meeting held in Kochi on Thursday (October 10), the three-member committee decided to grant additional time for submission of ownership documents to the flat owners. Once the owners submit the ownership documents, then the committee will  decide the compensation to be given to the owners of the Maradu flats.

 "The claim petition and supporting documents shall be delivered to the municipality within one week from today," said an official statement by Maradu Municipal Secretary after the meeting.

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It said that the committee would hold the next meeting on October 14, when the submitted applications will be considered.

 "Applications received after that will be considered on October 17, 2019," the statement said.

In the meeting, it is decided that the flat owers who have produced the sale deeds are eligible to get the amount directed by the Supreme Court provided the deeds are found to be in order. And even if their flat owner's names are changes in the municipal records, they will be provided with the sale deeds. 

 "The flat owners may file claim petitions supported by an affidavit claiming the amount they have actually paid to the builder with supporting documents. Original title deeds or their certified copies obtained from the sub-registrar should be produced before the Maradu Municipal Secretary for verification and attestation," it added.

Earlier the Supreme Court had ordered interim compensation of Rs 25 lakh to each flat owner to be paid within four weeks. On May 8, the Supreme Court ordered the state government to demolish the buildings violating CRZ rules in Maradu area in Ernakulam. As many as 400 flats will be demolished on the court's order.

With ANI inputs