Worli so­ci­eties kept ask­ing govt for more land

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Ku­nal Puro­hit ku­nal.puro­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

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.

CON­TIN­UED ON P3 RE­LATED REPORT, P3

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