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Mukesh Ambani fined, asked to stop work on helipad

June 04, 2008 11:20 IST
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani's plan to build a helipad atop his residence in south Mumbai has met with opposition from the MCGM which has asked him to stop the construction work, a senior official said.     

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has also asked him pay Rs 2.43 lakh for proceeding with the construction wihtout having obtained requisite permissions.    

"The plan to build the helipad atop the Seawind apartment in Cuffe Parade was submitted to the MCGM a long time back. However, it did not have required permission from other departments along with it," a senior civic official who did not wish to be identified said.    

"After our investigation we found that despite not having got clearances from all the required departments, the architect and builder had begun construction of the helipad which is in violation of the civic rules for such structures," the official said.     

A report was submitted to the municipal commissioner who said in order to regularise the structure, appropriate penalty would have to be paid and the amount was fixed on the basis of the amount of work on the helipad which has been completed, he said.    

"We have sent the letter to the architect building the helipad asking him to stop the work and pay a fine of Rs 2.43 lakh for carrying out work without the appropriate permissions," the official said.

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