Monday, September 14, 2015

AAI puts 50-metre cap on highrises in some parts of city

Mumbai:  Builders who wish to construct high-rises taller than 50 metres, or above 18 storeys, in certain parts of the suburbs and the island city will have to first get a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), as it has reduced the vertical limit of new constructions by 15 to 30 metres. The AAI decision on building height clearance, taken a few months ago, will impact construction work at Malwani, D N Nagar, Versova, Goregaon, Ghatkopar (West) and Mahim.

The decision has not gone down well with the BMC, which cannot give permission for highrises without the AAI's NOC. Civic sources have claimed that after rounds of meetings, the AAI has agreed to "favourably look into the BMC demand to relax the restriction".
14/09/15 Vijay V Singh/Times of India
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