Kochi: The Maradu Bhavana Samrakshana Samithi, co-ordination committee of the owners of apartments in Maradu, has urged the state government to publish a white paper on all illegal constructions and encroachments in CRZ area and submit the same before the Supreme Court.
"There are at least about 1,800 small and big structures in Maradu, including the new municipality building, which are built within the 200 metres distance from water body and fall under CRZ category III. A detailed survey has to be carried out to find out the facts and based on which a report has to be submitted before the apex court.
If the Chief Secretary files a wrong affidavit without conducting a detailed survey, we will be forced to approach the court to bring out the facts," said Adv. Shamsudeen Karunagappally, chairman of Maradu Bhavana Samrakshana Samithi while addressing the media here on Tuesday.
The samithi also pointed out that the Cochin Port Trust, which was permitted to fill backwaters for port-related activities, sold the reclaimed land for hotel business, in violation of norms.
"Port Trust, Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority, builders and government officials are the accused. A detailed inquiry should be ordered and details of all unauthorised constructions should be submitted," he said.