Anil Ambani’s answer to Antilla

Antillia, Mukesh Ambani’s 4500 cr Altamount Road residence and world’s most expensive family home, will soon have competition from Anil Ambani’s new house at Bandra’s Pali Hill. Antillia towers hover almost all of south Mumbai at 170 m, if Anil’s 150 m new house gets the clearance, it would dwarf everything in its sight in Bandra.

Ravi Muthreja, spokesperson for the Anil Ambani-controlled Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), confirmed that the plot on the Nargis Dutt road will house a residence for Anil Ambani and his family. The 1537 square meter plot where the Ambani house is being built came to their possession in early 2000, when Reliance gained control of BSES.

Members of the Pali Hill Residents Association (PHRA), who are opposing the project, revealed that the Ambanis have got permission to build a 66 m tall structure and applications have been moved to raise the height to 150 m.

Meanwhile, they are building their case to oppose any move to allow Anil’s house to rise to 150 m. According to them the building will affect the water reservoir which supplies water to the Bandra and Khar residents and would also be in flight path of the planes.

Anil Ambani currently stays with his wife, sons and mother at the 17-storeyed Sea Wind building at Cuffe Parade.