Amitabh Bachchan and seven others, including Rajkumar Hirani, Oberoi Realty, Pankaj Balaji, Haresh Khandelwal, and Haresh Jagtani, were sent with a notice for illegal construction by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) a few years ago. Tulip Brian Miranda, a Congress councillor, has now brought the issue up. Despite being sent with a notice, the councillor accused the BMC of taking no action.
Following Tulip’s involvement, the civic body has taken up the 2017 notice and will demolish a portion of Prateeksha, the Bachchans’ first bungalow in Mumbai, in the near future. The councilman told a news outlet that the BMC first provided Bachchan notice in 2017 under the road widening policy, but that no action was made. She stated that when the notice was delivered, there was no need for an appeal for the road widening project.
The councillor went on to explain that if it had been a regular citizen, the BMC would have taken action right away under Section 299 of the Municipal Act, which states that you do not have to wait for a second notice appeal.
The councilman claimed that the Bachchan house was preventing the widening of the Sant Dnyaneshwar Marg road, which connects the Chandan Cinema area to Link Road, which leads to Iskon. As a result, the local council has been asked to demarcate the specific portion of the bungalow required for the road widening.
According to reports, in 2016-17, Bachchan and others were issued Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices for allegedly changing the main map.