Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been fined Rs 1,93,784 by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for constructing an illegal ramp outside his bungalow Mannat in Bandra, an RTI query revealed on Thursday.
Activist Anil Galgali sought details under RTI on a reinforced cement concrete ramp constructed outside the actor's landmark bungalow which was used for parking his vanity van, leading to an outcry early last year.
Following a campaign by various citizens and activists, the municipal commissioner initiated action and a notice was slapped on Shah Rukh on 6 February, 2015.
After the notice period ended, the BMC started the demolition on February 15 of the ramp which falls outside the bungalow on the junction of HK Bhabha Road and Mount Mary Road.
Activists had alleged that by constructing the ramp for his private uses, Shah Rukh had also encroached on a portion of public land.
After the demolition, the BMC served a demand notice of Rs 193,785 on the actor as costs towards the razing of the illegal structure or face prosecution.
In order to close the issue, the actor quietly made the payment through a cheque for the entire amount, Galgali said.
When the ramp came up in late 2014, locals had complained that it blocked access to the famous Mt. Mary Church steps from the Bandstand side where the actor's bungalow is located.
Published Date: Feb 11, 2016 08:26 pm | Updated Date: Feb 11, 2016 08:27 pm