Fire at Mukesh Ambani house Antilia: Everyone is safe at Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani house Antilia after a fire had broken out in one of the most expensive residential properties in the world last night, according to reports. The fire broke out 9.10 pm. The house is located on the posh Malabar Hill. Indian Express has quoted BMC Disaster Control spokesperson Chavan as saying that the fire brigade and other resources have been mobilised. The fire had started on the sixth floor of the building situated in the Altamount Road, the Disaster Control Room of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. As many as six fire tenders were rushed to the spot to doze the fire, PTI said.
PRO of the Mumbai Police Rashmi Karandikar added that police and fire brigade had reached the spot and the fire was under control.
Some facts about Antilia
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s skyscraper residence in Mumbai is the most expensive billionaire home in the world, according to a Forbes list which also includes Indian-origin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal’s houses in London.
Ambani’s 27-story, 400,000-square-foot skyscraper home Antilia named after a mythical island in the Atlantic, tops the Forbes list of the most expensive homes in the world.
“The title of the most outrageously expensive property in the world still belongs to Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia in Mumbai,” Forbes said adding it is the world’s most expensive home “far and away” with construction costs reported between a range of USD one billion to two billion.
The house has six stories of underground parking, three helicopter pads, and reportedly requires a staff of 600 to keep it running.
Putting Antilia’s scale and cost into perspective, Forbes compared it to ‘7 World Trade Center’, a 52-story tower that stands near Ground Zero in Manhattan with 1.7 million square feet of office space that was reportedly built for two billion dollars.
Mittal’s houses in London’s Kensington Palace Gardens occupy the 5th and the 18th spot on the list of the 21 most expensive billionaire homes in the world.
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The steel magnate is believed to own three homes on the high-security street known as ‘Billionaires Row’, including a neo-Georgian mansion near the Israeli embassy.