Worli societies kept asking govt for more land
MUMBAI: State politicians who decided to build flats for MLAs and MPs on prime real estate in Worli, for which they formed Sukhada and Shubhada housing societies, pushed for more and more land from the state government, which in turn obliged.
Documents with HT show that the promoters of the two societies demanded more land at least twice even after the state government had granted the societies 12,000 square metres of prime realty. The government offered the societies 3,000 square metres of land to avail additional floor space index (FSI) so that the buildings could rise higher and have more flats. Politicians, however, rejected this offer, demanding nearly 5,000 square metres of land. Eventually, the government dereserved an adjoining 4,893 square metre plot for a public garden for the societies.
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