Few will realize that the plot next to PDP, being used by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation for its temporary offices, could have been lost to a 4-storeyed office block!
One day, the Governing Council was surprised to see pilings being set deep into the earth for a permanent and large structure for the MSRDC’s offices in South Mumbai.
This was a clear breach of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Rules, apart from a violation of multiple other rules, regulations and laws. The Governing Council took on what seemed a losing battle, but pro-bono support came from a band of lawyers who took up the case. And the Bombay High Court gave its patient ear to the plaint of a small NGO from a corner of the city of Mumbai. The case was won. MSRDC was asked to vacate and restore the land to its earlier state.