BMC issues notice to Bandra mall over alterations

The BMC slaps the mall a notice under Section 53 (1) of the MRTP Act,.

Written by Tanushree Venkatraman | Mumbai | Published: October 13, 2014 4:47:30 am

The V N Sphere Mall where a major fire broke out on Saturday morning was issued a notice bythe BMC under Section 53 (1) the MRTP (Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning) Act in 2012 for additional alterations to the structure as against the original plans approved by the civic body. A fire broke out at a restaurant-and-pub Escobar atop a four-storey building in Bandra on Saturday morning on Linking Road in Bandra West.

In case of additions and alterations made in buildings, housing societies and projects, the BMC slaps a notice under Section 53 (1) of the MRTP Act, directing the developer to restore the work to the original status and also gives him time to apply for the regularisation of floors.

“In this case, we had prepared a comprehensive report on the alterations in the project but adequate steps were not taken by the builder. We have cancelled the licence for the restaurant and they will not be allowed to carry any activities from now on,” said Prashant Sapkale, assistant municipal commissioner of the H/West ward which includes Bandra.

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