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In september, Antilia used 8.16 lakh units of power: RTI

Antilia, the 27-storey residence of Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani on Altamount Road in Mumbai, consumed 8,16,000 units of power in September 2011, as revealed by data obtained by activist Chetan Kothari under the RTI Act.

mumbai Updated: Nov 26, 2011 00:49 IST
Prajakta Chavan

Antilia, the 27-storey residence of Reliance Industries (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani on Altamount Road in Mumbai, consumed 8,16,000 units of power in September 2011, as revealed by data obtained by activist Chetan Kothari under the RTI Act.

This is roughly equivalent to the monthly power supply to more than 1,600 2-BHK or 3-BHK flats in Mumbai or 800 bungalows, according to experts.

When contacted, an RIL spokesperson said in a statement: "Drawing conclusions based on the current power consumption is not a correct reflection of actual consumption...The home is still under development and several items of equipment is being tested at full capacity…This development and testing process is expected to conclude shortly and the regular consumption of power, on conclusion, will be comparable and on par with other such residences across the city of Mumbai including Sea Wind"

"Consumers can use as much as they want, so long as they pay the bills," said Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport PR officer NA Walawalkar.