KALYAN, Jan. 23 -- The Supreme Court (SC) accepted an intervention petition filed by the alert citizens of Kalyan-Dombivli in which they demanded the Maharashtra state government should pay all the expenses incurred by the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) for the developmental works of 18 villages and then remove the villages from the civic body.

On March 14, 2020, the state government, in a notification, had decided to remove the 18 villages out of the 27 villages from KDMC and form a separate civic body, while the remaining 9 villages shall remain in KDMC.

On December 12, 2020, the Bombay High Court dismissed the Maharashtra state government's decision to remove 18 villages from KDMC while hearing a Public Interest Litigat...