Mumbai: IIT-B to study properties' elevation levels on Malabar Hill
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to appoint the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay at a Rs. 1.91cr cost for studying the elevation-levels of buildings on south Mumbai's Malabar Hill. IIT-B would recommend if the properties' heights could be raised without obstructing the view of Marine Drive and the Backbay. A proposal regarding it would be tabled before BMC Standing Committee. Read more!
Malabar Hill offers a funnel-shaped view of the Marine Drive; there are about 108 properties in this "funnel-of-vision". Properties' heights here are restricted, but plot-owners are approaching authorities saying their building could go higher and not obstruct the view as it is a hilly-terrain. Such cases were referred to Urban Development Department; the powers of deciding the same were recently transferred to BMC Commissioner.
The senior official stated: "We have decided to get IIT to do a model study of all 108 properties and their height at one time. Therefore in future, this would be all documented making it easy whenever someone comes to us with a proposal."
The timeline is brewing!