Steel magnate Sajjan Jindal has gotten clearance to construct a skyscraper by destroying a Heritage Home on Carmichael Road. It will likely be the very first such tower in almost half a century within this upper-crust residential enclave in south Mumbai.
The neighborhood residents’ association is upset and it has shot off protest letters towards the government bodies, proclaiming that their area (formally referred to as M L Dhanukar Marg) is really a heritage property. Mumbai’s first skyscraper, the 24-storey Usha Kiran, was built on Carmichael Road within the late sixties. But after heritage rules arrived to pressure, no highrise construction was permitted about this stretch, with a slew of old bungalow qualities.
The plot which the tower will be built presently has an Heritage Home consisting an old, one-storey terrace art deco bungalow known as Morena House, that the Jindals bought in 2008. The Carmichael Road Residents’ Association stated Morena Home is a Grade-IIB heritage structure and it is seeking a stay against its demolition. The Mumbai Heritage and Conservation Committee and also the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), though, have stated that the banglow rentals are governed under the rules for Heritage Property and could not be redeveloped without premission.
“We have previously received preliminary permissions (IOD) in the BMC to develop to eight flooring. However, the accessible space on the floor index (FSI) enables us to create as much as 69 metres (24 flooring),“ stated the official of Windsor Residency , a Jindal family-controlled company .
The Jindals will develop a high-finish luxury tower. The flats is going to be placed on purchase the region presently instructions an interest rate which is between Rs 70,000 and also over Rs 1 lakh a sq . ft ..
In 2014, Carmichael Road resident Prakash Patel and Dilnar Chichgar filed a PIL with the Bombay high court to stop theredevelopment of Morena House since it falls under the category of Heritage Property and is registered in Heritage list of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Heritage Conservation Society. The Jindals, however, refused the heritage claim.