World’s tallest tower project in trouble

The ambitious project by real estate firm Lodha Developers to construct the world’s tallest residential building in Mumbai rising to 117 floors seems to running into roadblocks.

First, it was the negative remarks by the Indian Meteorological Departments (IMD) and now the Shiv Sena has planned to launch a campaign against the project.

Sena leaders from areas around Lower Parel where the skyscraper is proposed to come said that over 10,000 residents from areas in Worli, Senapati Bapat Marg and Lower Parel has already signed a memorandum denouncing the project as it will strain the already stressed infrastructure and public amenities like potable water.

Sena corporater Sunil Shinde said that people around the area in Lower Parel were against the project as they feared that essential resources like water would be diverted to the high rise apartments.

“We have just begun and over 10,000 people have signed a memorandum. We are looking at an overwhelming response and then we will petition the state government, not to allow this project. If they want to built a high rise let them do it at areas near Mumbai, but not here where the resources are already stressed beyond limits,” he said.

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