Racecourse ready to correct violations
The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) is ready to correct all breaches of the lease agreement signed with the municipal corporation, said RWITC chairman Cyrus S Poonawalla. Sujit Mahamulkar reports.india Updated: Jan 22, 2009 01:02 IST
The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) is ready to correct all breaches of the lease agreement signed with the municipal corporation, said RWITC chairman Cyrus S Poonawalla.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was about to send a fresh notice to the RWITC about the violations in the Mahalaxmi racecourse open space.
Poonawalla and Vivek Jain, chairman of the RWITC’s marketing and media wing, met Municipal Commissioner Jairaj Phatak on Wednesday, and assured him that any violations would soon be corrected.
Phatak said: “We are yet to decide on the lease termination notice, but Poonawala has assured us that they will undo the violation, if any. To issue termination notice without hearing them, would be against the principles of justice.”
The fire brigade had issued a notice to the club for the lack of fire safety equipment in the stands. Sources from the civic body’s Estate Department said: “They are running Indigo and Olive restaurant-bar, without permission from the Estate Department, the property owner. They even constructed a water body and a bridge outside the Gallops restaurant on 8,000 sq ft land.”
Vivek Jain said: “If there is a breach of agreement, we are ready to correct it. However, let the BMC write to us about the violation.”