After several complaints by locals, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday demolished the illegal ramp constructed adjoining actor Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow ‘Mannat’ in Bandra west. The actor used to park his vanity van on the illegally constructed ramp that encroached upon public road and obstructed movement to the popular Mount Mary Basilica.The civic demolition squad along with heavy police force reached the spot at 8am and started demolition with the 2 earth movers along with 40 civic labourers and other machinery. The demolition process was stopped by 6.30pm but officials said it will continue to break the lower part of the ramp on Sunday.
The foundation along with few citizen groups had also protested last year in August outside the actor’s bungalow.
A local resident, Anil Joseph said, “This is the easiest way to reach the church but the ramp restricted movement of public. Also last year, the road was closed by the security guards forcing public to take a different route.”
The civic body is also likely to recover the cost of demolition from the actor. “It is usually recovered from the party but we are yet to take a decision on it,” said Kamble.