Moscow’s authorities will sue the owners of demolished pavilions

Moscow’s authorities are going to sue the owners of demolished pavilions because of the damage to underground passages. It was reported by the newspaper Izvestia, citing a source in the mayor’s office.

According to the newspaper, a technical report was prepared by experts on 19 pedestrian underpasses near demolished objects. Among the damaged passages, the subway stations “Sokol”, “Novoslobodskaya”, “Serpukhov”, “Oktyabrskoye Pole”, and “Sukharevskaya” are. According to the experts, pavilions have caused damage to the lining and waterproofing, as well as destruction of bearing elements of the passages’ structures.

The source explained that repairs are currently in process, in order to eliminate the damage at the expense of the city budget. However, after the work is complete, the city authorities plan to file a lawsuit against the owners of the demolished shops to cover the cost.

large-scale demolition of retail outlets in Moscow took place on the night from February 8 to February 9. Authorities reported that 97 objects were demolished. The mayor Sergei Sobyanin noted that the demolished buildings were dangerous for the residents of Moscow, because they were built illegally above communication lines, and the subway technical area. According to the mayor, the owners of the demolished objects were promised by the authorities to be provided with the opportunity to build commercial properties elsewhere, and legally.

The day before the demolition, the newspaper Vedomosti with reference to the chairman of the industry department of the commercial real estate “Delovaya Rossia” (“Business Russia” – RRT) Eduard Ghulyan said that the documents on 50 objects that were demolished were meeting all the requirements, and the owners of another 27 facilities had court decisions proving that the construction was entirely legal. According to the media, in some cases the dispute reached the Supreme Court, and the decisions it made was not in favor of the Moscow authorities.

Source: RBC