- The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to dissolve over 9 crores, payable by the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace
- BMC’s proposal for a waive is set to be laid out in the upcoming standing committee on Wednesday
THoD Newsdesk, Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to dissolve over 9 crores, payable by the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace for making use of the public road outside the hotel and barricading parts of the footpath outside, citing security requirement.
Hotel Taj Mahal Palace, seated close to the Gateway of India in Colaba, has fenced a certain portion of the road and footpath outside its premises, over security concerns especially after the 26/11 terror attacks, back in 2008. This seemed like a viable reason to the concerned officials, which is why the move has been acknowledged and the fee, waived off.
According to BMC’s proposal for a waiver that is set to be laid out in the upcoming standing committee on Wednesday, Hotel Taj Mahal Palace has occupied around 800 square metres (sqm) of public road and over 1,100 sqm of footpath for which over ₹10.18 crore is payable.
Of the ₹10.18 crore, BMC has proposed to waive around ₹8.85 crores for encroaching on the adjacent footpath, as requested by Hotel Taj Mahal Palace. For the remaining ₹1.33 crore, BMC has proposed to give 50% relaxation to the luxury hotel chain.