Change basement parking rule in Mumbai to prevent Wadala-like landslide

In the wake of the landslide at a Dosti Realty site in Wadala in June, an activist has filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay high court (HC), challenging an amendment made to the development control regulation (DCR) rules in 2012 to allow multi-level basement parking. The petition stated the amendment allowed Dosti developers to carry out indiscriminate excavation, owing to which the ground around it collapsed. The Bombay high court has sought response from the state and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).