BY ANUJ RADIA
Priyanka Chopra has recently received a legal notice related to her commercial premises at Oshiwara, Andheri West. The notice accuses the Padma Shri awardee of illegal construction in the premises of her office, as well as, another adjoining commercial premise which is owned by the actress and has been rented out.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that they have received five complaints from people who visited the Charisma Beauty Spa and Salon along with a municipal corporator. They alleged unauthorized construction in the spa. They stated that it also had an illegal mezzanine floor.
BMC officials went and checked the premises and found the allegations to be true. BMC also checked the adjoining premises which are stated to be used by the Chopra family as an office and found violations there too. These two properties are located in the Vastu Precinct building of Oshiwara.
BMC has sent two separate notices to the owners as well as occupants of both the properties. They have been asked to remove all the illegal constructions and restore the original structure, according to the BMC sanctioned plan in June 2013. If they fail to do so, the government body will be forced to demolish the structure after a month.
The owners also have an option to regularize some of the irregularities by paying a penalty.
A senior BMC official told the Times of India, “We earlier wrote them asking to regularize the unauthorized changed after paying the penalty and removed other illegal changes which cannot be approved.
But they didn’t bother to pay any attention after which we sent them notice under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act (MRTP). If they fail to reply on this, we will demolish the illegal construction at both the premises.”