2 malls coming up in metro buffer zone


Source:  timesofindia.indiatimes.com

MUMBAI: Civic authorities are turning a blind eye to the construction of two malls in a buffer zone meant to protect residents from metro railway noise pollution at Andheri (West), activist-lawyer Y P Singh has alleged.

Addressing a press conference at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh on Tuesday, Singh further said that superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife, actor and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, who have together loaned Rs 11 crore to one of the realty firms, too, may not be aware about the illegality being committed.

“Both have loaned money to the tune of Rs 7 crore to Ecstasy Realty Pvt Ltd that is constructing one of the malls. Amitabh Bachchan has also given a loan of Rs 4.5 crore to Shobit Rajan, the proprietor of Ecstasy Realty,” said Singh.

The information is based on the declaration made by Jaya Bachchan while filing her nomination for the Rajya Sabha.

A major portion of the 13.8-hectare plot abutting J P Road at Andheri (West) is being used for a metro yard. Around 25% of the plot has been given to the owners (Rajan and HDIL) as compensation along with 75% of the total floor space index of the entire plot to be used on the 25% area, said Rajan. More info