Oberoi Sky Heights gets BMC notice for amalgamating flats
One of Andheri’s plushest towers, the 36-storey Oberoi Sky Heights in Oshiwara, has received a notice from the BMC for irregularities. According to the BMC, smaller flats have been amalgamated to create larger 3- and 4-BHK flats without requisite permissions. As the developer and housing society could not provide any documents to show the authenticity of the alterations, an order has been issued to demolish the illegal portions, a senior civic official said.
According to the BMC, which inspected the building last month, flats in the building have been amalgamated, passage areas have been included as part of the flats and a string of other unauthorised alterations and additions have been carried out.
Each floor of the building, which was given an Occupation Certificate (OC) in 2008, has six flats. The BMC had first issued a notice to the developer Vikas Oberoi under Section 53 (1) of the Maharashtra Region and Town Planning (MRTP) Act in April this year.
However, since neither the developer nor the housing society could prove the legality of the amalgamations, alterations and additions, the BMC passed an order to restore the building to its legal state, failing which the unauthorised portions will be demolished.