BMC plays Trump card, stalls work
Saturday, January 14, 2012
By A DraftCraft Correspondent
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation plays killjoy once again as it brings the much-lofted Trump Towers project to a screeching halt. It may be recalled that the BMC’s building proposals department had also ordered the developers of Palais Royale plugged as India’s tallest residential building at Worli Naka to stop work.
It had also issued a stopwork notice to the 125-storeyed Hyatt Hotel at Charni Road by the Dynamix Balwas (DB) group and had levied a premium of Rs 200 crore on the developer. Trump Towers which make their presence felt in cities across the world rightfrom New York and Chicago to Istanbul and Manila has run into rough waters here in Mumbai.
The civic body realised Rohan Lifescapes, which is executing the plan, had initiated work on the building itself though permission was given only for soil-testing.
Maharashtra’s urban development department headed by the CM has asked BMC to revoke permission granted to the project after it emerged the plan violates several building laws. The super-luxury residential building is a joint venture between Rohan Lifescapes's Haresh Mehta and Donald Trump to come up at Hughes Road.