BMC demolishes illegal parking ramp of Shah Rukh Khan’s vanity van outside Mannat (Update)
UPDATE: 12th March 2015 – Shah Rukh Khan has paid Rs 1.93 lakhs to BMC as charges towards the razing of the illegal concrete ramp.
16th Feb 2015: On Thursday, the seven day notice issued to Shah Rukh Khan by the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) ended and at 7.00 am on Saturday morning demolition work on the disputed ramp, made for Shah Rukh Khan’s vanity van, commenced. The entire area was barricaded, police were in attendance, JCB and other machinery were pressed into action and several locals in the area congregated to see the ramp being demolished by a demolition squad which included 40 labourers and around 35 BMC officials.
Locals had written several letters to the BMC complaining about the ramp and the difficulties they faced due to its presence while they tried to access the lane outside the actor’s sea facing Mannat bungalow at Bandra, Mumbai. MP Poonam Mahajan had also written to the BMC Chief Sitaram Kunte demanding action following which Kunte directed the civic administration to issue a 7 day notice to the actor.
Demolition of the ramp was confirmed by Mr. Vijay Kamble, Asst. Municipal Commissioner of H West Ward. However there were no comments from Shah Rukh Khan, who was busy shooting for his upcoming movies – Fan and Raees, with regard to the demolition of the illegal ramp being used by him for the parking of his vanity van.
Watchdog Foundation, a local NGO were the first one’s who had taken the issue up with authorities back in 2013. They had complained that there were hundred’s who were finding it difficult to access Mount Mary Church, as this road connected Bandstand to Mount Mary Road. Thus, this road was a shorter route to the church. During church feast, a large number of people use this road, making access difficult for the public.
via Times of India