‘I DO NOT WANT TO LIMIT MY OP­TIONS’ SONAKSHI ON LOOK­ING FOR A SCRIPT TO PRO­DUCE A FILM

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Manasi Phadke and Chetna Yerunkar htmetro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

After much back-and­forth, the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment has de­cided to re­tain the ‘Grade-I’ her­itage tag given to Shivaji Park at Dadar. It has, how­ever, re­stricted the tag only to the ground and has left out the precinct from the her­itage list.

This means that only the ground at Shivaji Park will be treated as a her­itage struc­ture, and there will no ad­di­tional curbs on de­vel­op­ment in the area sur­round­ing it.

The state ur­ban de­vel­op­ment de­part­ment on Thurs­day pub­lished a list of pro­tected her­itage struc­tures in five wards – G North (Dadar, Mahim, Matunga West), G South (Worli, Ma­ha­laxmi), F North (Sion, Matunga East), F South (Parel, Lal­baug) and D (Mal­abar Hill, Ne­pean Sea Road) wards.

The list men­tions Shivaji Park in the G North ward as a Grade-I her­itage struc­ture, lim­it­ing the bound­ary of the her­itage tag to NC Keluskar Marg (North), NC Keluskar Marg (South) and Veer Savarkar Marg.

Grade I struc­tures are deemed to be of na­tional or his­tor­i­cal im­por­tance, pro­hibit­ing any struc­tural changes. For Grade II struc­tures, the state per­mits some amount of al­ter­ation as long as it does not in­volve any struc­tural changes or dras­tic changes to the build­ing’s façade, while Grade III struc­tures are con­sid­ered im­por­tant to the town­scape. Cong vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi at­tends the cre­ma­tion cer­e­mony of ex-ser­vice­man Ram Kis­han Grewal at his vil­lage Bamla in Bhiwani, Haryana on Thurs­day.

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