Mumbai: Sitaram Kunte, the newly-appointed Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Wednesday informed the Adarsh judicial panel that the high-rise had not obtained Coastal Regulation Zone clearance.
The Commissioner on Wednesday deposed before the two-member inquiry commission set up by Maharashtra government.
He said Adarsh Society had received no CRZ clearance from Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA). The clearance must be obtained before starting the work, he added.
Kunte, a former principal secretary, Planning, rejected the suggestion made by Society's lawyer Saket Mone that it was not mandatory for the project authority to approach MCZMA for the CRZ sanctions....more
09:18 PM, May 16, 2012
Mumbai: The Adarsh society scam has now become a symbol for all that is wrong with the implementation of Coastal Regulatory Zone laws in Mumbai, and while activists have welcomed all the action on Adarsh-related corruption, they hope it won't end there. Environmentalist Debi Goenka said, "It is an example that should have been set years ago, because there are many such buildings, some of which are even worse, where...
09:39 AM, Jan 22, 2011