India, Sept. 11 -- Residents and activists in Ulhasnagar are urging the civic body to regularise 855 illegal structures in the city, a month after a five-storey building in Ulhasnagar camp 3 came crumbling down. Mahak Apartments on Link Road was 25 years old. There were no casualties in the August 13 mishap and 15 families were evacuated safely.

The Bombay high court (HC) has extended the matter of regularising the illegal structures by another six weeks after Sudhakar Deshmukh, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) commissioner, filed an affidavit in the court on September 3.

"The court will decide the matter after six weeks. I have filed an affidavit stating the status of the regularisation work, the legal hurdles, why is it importan...