“We can remove all the slums in Mumbai if we are allowed to, if the eco-terrorists who are blocking our country's growth with restrictive policies are reformed or removed. As far as I am concerned, at least I have shown the way with my townships. I feel I have done my duty to the best of my ability,” says Niranjan Hiranandani, MD of the realty firm that has lent its name to Mumbai’s arguably most famous township in Powai..
Peppered with skyscraper residential towers, its skyline distinct with Greco-Roman architectural influences, except for the autorickshaws, it is possible to believe oneself in a foreign country. Residential towers often have a second underground parking level. The roads are perfect, the security is tight, the street lights in their ornamental shades never go out. Hindi film makers have long since discovered its cheaper to come here and pretend