Only a few months back, Mukesh Ambani’s Antilla received its final finishing touches. Of course, younger brother could not stay far behind for so long. News that Anil and Tina Ambani will soon build a house in Bandra’s posh Pali Hill is creating waves.
Ravi Muthreja, spokesperson for the Anil Ambani-controlled Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Group (ADAG), has confirmed the news that a plot on the Nargis Dutt road will soon be the residence address for Anil Ambani and his family. He, however, declined to comment on any details of the project.
Members of the Pali Hill Residents Association (PHRA) have opposed the construction of this structure. They revealed that the Ambanis have secured permission to build a 66-metre tall building but further applications are being made to increase its height to 150 metres. If Anil’s new house obtains necessary clearance & permission for 150 metres, it would dwarf everything in its sight in Bandra.
A senior officer from the Buildings Proposal Department of BMC said: "It’s a preliminary proposal. I would not like to comment on the proposed or sanctioned height of the building"
The 1537 sq mt plot where the Ambani house is being built was home to Bombay Suburban Electricity Supply Company’s (BSES) chairman. Currently, Anil stays with his wife, sons and mother at the 17-storeyed Sea Wind building at Cuffe Parade.
In the midst of all this, the Pali Hill Residents Association are building up their case to combat any move to permit Anil’s house to rise to 150 metres. "There is water reservoir that supplies to almost all of Bandra and Khar adjacent to this plot. The new building will also be in the flight path of planes taking off and landing at the airport," said Madhu Poplai, secretary, PHRA.