Maharashtra cabinet has sanctions Rs 100 crore for Balasaheb Thackeray memorial on Tuesday. The memorial will be built at Mayor's Bungalow ( Mahapaur Niwas) near Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai. The work of constructing the memorial will be completed under the guidance of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Paying a tribute to Bal Thackeray, CMO Maharashtra took to Twitter and made the announcement for the same. Take a look:
Earlier, a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court against the proposal for constructing Balasaheb Thackeray Memorial in Mumbai’s Dadar area, a green zone.
The petition, filed by social worker Santosh Daundkar, sought the cancellation of orders for the change of land use (CLU) of the said property, which is located in the green zone. The proposed memorial was also said to be in the violation of coastal regulatory rules.
The petition “impugns the decision of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) to refuse to take cognizance of conspicuous violations of law particularly that of Environment Protection Act, 1986 and the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, in the matter of change of use of the land earmarked for Mayor’s Bungalow and Recreation ground.”
“The said Mayor’s Bungalow comprises heritage structures,” the petition further states.
(With inputs from ANI)