Some of the schemes that will be affected are Rutu Enclave, Neelkanth Towers, Vanashree, Sai Krupa Complex, Whizkids, Suraj Water Park and Hiranandani Estate .
Sources in the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) say most of these housing projects were served stop work notices, which the builders ignored.
The TMC has records of all the stop work notices that were issued. Since the notices were issued when the buildings were still under construction, the builders cannot claim that they did not know that the constructions were coming up on forest land, said a senior TMC official. The government can therefore demolish all such projects, the official added.
Residents who have bought flats by shelling out hefty prices are now panicking, but builders and brokers from Thane district are confident of finding a solution to the problem.
The latest observation of the Bombay High Court pertains to about 1,500 hectares of land in Thane city, Kalyan, Murbad, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Navi Mumbai, and Vasai tehsils of Thane district.