Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and director Rajkumar Hirani have received a notice from The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday over illegal construction. The notice alleged that Big B has carried out illegal constructions at his new bungalow in Goregaon east under Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act. Besides Amitabh Bachchan and Mr Hirani, BMC has also issued notice to other people such as Oberoi Realty, Pankaj Balaji, Sanjay Vyas, Haresh Khandelwal and Haresh Jagtani.
As per the reports of ANI, Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali sought information from P South Ward Office of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) about the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) notice that was issued against Bachchan and seven others.
“In 2016, Municipal Corporation had issued Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) notice to Big B and seven others. They have made illegal construction in their Goregaon bungalow. They have made changes in their main maps for making illegal construction,” ANI quoted Galgali as saying.
According to the information received by Galgali, the notice was issued to seven persons including Rajkumar Hirani, Oberoi Realty, Pankaj Balaji, Sanjay Vyas, Haresh Khandelwal and Haresh Jagtani, besides Amitabh on December 7 2016 for the changes in their approved plans.
Following the MRTP notices, architect Shashank Kokil submitted proposal on January 5 2017, which was rejected by the MCGM’s Building Proposal department on March 17. On May 6, the P South Ward office issued a final orders to remove the violation and continue with the sanctioned plans. After the ward issued another notice stating that the due to non clarity of the regularisation proposal, Kokil resubmitted the plans.
The social media activist has also penned a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, demanding immediate action and carry out demolition of illegal extension.
(With ANI Inputs)
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