In Navi Mumbai 3-star hotel, state bargain: Take extra FSI, reserve rooms for govt
The hotel in question is Tunga Regency in Vashi. The government granted an additional FSI equivalent to a built-up area of 1,141.21 sq m, which was over and above the FSI of 1.5 already granted. This was after the hotel deposited an initial amount of Rs 1.52 lakh each to the state government, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), and the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), the development authority for Navi Mumbai.
The letter, which conveys the grant of approval stipulates the condition, states, “Certain number of rooms on such terms and conditions as may be decided by the government shall have to be reserved for government nominees free-of-cost.” The letter, signed by S R Kini, the undersecretary to the state government, was addressed in February 2006 to the NMMC commissioner.
The other conditions include paying the remaining three installments and an undertaking to create a provision for parking after the lease for a separate parking lot expired.
The petition, filed by Vashi-based activist Sandeep Thakur, questions the legality of the parking arrangement for the hotel. According to him, it has been made on an adjoining plot owned by CIDCO. Thakur questions whether a provision for parking for a hotel can be allowed on a
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