For the construction of the illegal ramp outside his luxurious Mannat residence in Bandra, Mumbai, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been fined Rs.1,93,784 a RTI query revealed . It may be recalled this was done on the initiative of activist Anil Galgali who sought details under RTI on a reinforced cement-concrete ramp constructed outside the actor’s landmark bungalow which was used for parking his vanity van, leading to an outcry early last year.
Following a campaign by various citizens and activists, the municipal commissioner initiated action and a notice was slapped on the superstar on February 6, 2015.
After the notice period ended, the BMC started the demolition on February 15 of the ramp which falls outside the bungalow on the junction of HK Bhabha Road and Mount Mary Road. Activists had alleged that by constructing the ramp for his private uses, Shah Rukh had also encroached on a portion of public land.
After the demolition, the BMC served a demand notice of Rs.193,785 on the actor as costs towards the razing of the illegal structure, or face prosecution. When the ramp came up in late 2014, locals had complained that it blocked access to the famous Mt. Mary Church steps from the Bandstand side where the actor’s bungalow is located.