Maharashtra government to conduct inquiry against L&T for alleged land misuse

The Maharashtra government has said that it will conduct an inquiry against Larsen & Toubro, for constructing high-rise buildings on land that was meant for industrial purposes in Powai, in Mumbai

Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil, on August 11, 2017, said that an inquiry would be conducted into alleged irregularity in the construction of residential buildings by Larsen & Toubro in suburban Powai. The land on which these high-rise buildings came up, had allegedly been given to the company for industrial purposes.

Shiv Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu raised the issue in the legislative assembly, through a calling attention notice. “Larsen and Toubro was given land near Paspoli in Powai area of Mumbai, where the company allegedly constructed ten 24-storey towers, resulting in misappropriation of Rs 400 crores. The company has violated the Urban Land Ceiling Act and Development Control Rules,” the minister said.

BJP MLA Ashish Shelar alleged that the company had not taken the necessary permissions from the municipal corporation and it ignored the district collector’s order to stop the construction.


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