MUMBAI, Dec. 4 -- The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday appointed a new committee to assess the condition of the Esplanade Mansion at Fort, after the landlord and tenants claimed the building was not as dilapidated as claimed in the IIT-Bombay's report. The next hearing is scheduled on December 18.

HC had in April ordered Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) to carry out repair or restoration of the structure. A division bench of justices SJ Kathawalla and BP Colabawalla was informed on Tuesday that after their April order, another order had directed IIT-B to examine the structural stability of the building. The court was hearing Mhada's plea seeking relief from following the April order, as the IIT-B report had recom...