The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation authorities razed the illegal ramp constructed outside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's bungalow Mannat early Saturday morning. To avoid any media coverage local ward office H/west (Bandra, Khar) kept complete action secret till last moment.
The demolition started around 8 am in the morning with ward officer of H/west Vijay Kamble overseeing the works. About 35 MCGM staff, 40 labourers from outside, 6 breakers, generator set JCB equipment were used since ramp was a six-inch thick slab made of concrete.
mid-day had reported last week that the BMC gave the actor seven days to remove the ramp where he parks his vanity van, as it caused inconvenience to pedestrians and motorists in the area (‘BMC gives SRK a week to demolish ramp outside Mannat’, mid-day, February 6). The civic body’s decision came after MP Poonam Mahajan wrote to municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte on the matter on January 29.
mid-day’s report on February 6
The deadline came and went, but Khan took no action, prompting BMC officials to ask for protection so they could complete the job themselves, confirmed R S Yadav, the Assistant Engineer from H-West ward.