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Petition by film-maker’s neighbour alleges string of violations on Juhu plot in connivance with BMC authorities
Alka Shukla (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 13, 2011)
A neighbour of film-maker Vashu Bhagnani has moved Bombay High Court, alleging that his firm, Pooja Constructions, is “jeopardising neighbourhood safety” by flouting Development Control Regulations, environment and fire safety norms.
The petition has been filed by Rajhoo Barot who has two plots adjacent to Bhagnani’s under-construction building in Juhu.
Situated opposite actor Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow, Jalsa, the project falls in the Coastal Regulatory Zone 2.
House of Violations?
In 2009, a clearance had been granted for a ground-plus-three structure. A year later, the film producer-turned-builder managed to get approval for a 13-storey tower on the 605.20 sq m plot. The structure would have a car parking podium at the first-floor level.
The original plot area, the petition says, was 1,176 sq mt. It was reduced to 605.20 sq mt after 570.80 sq mt of space was used up to widen two public roads for which the developer was entitled to use a certain portion of the lost area on the existing plot.
Alleging connivance with BMC officials, the petition lists at least 17 irregularities in sanctioning of the building plan.
The petition says that the builder has left less than 5 ft open space making it difficult for fire brigade to access the two plots owned by the Barots.
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