Mumbai: The civic corporation may be strapped for funds but that has not prevented it from proposing that it will construct a gymkhana exclusively for its municipal officers. The project cost is pegged at Rs 45 crore and the BMC has made a provision of Rs 5 crore for it in the 2018-19 budget. The corporation has a running feud with the Bombay Gymkhana, the only elite club in the area.
The row had come to such a pass that the BMC had even razed the bungalow of the Chief Executive Officer of the Bombay Gym-khana, taking refuge in the Development Plan of 2014-34. Incidentally, the Bombay Gymkhana land has been given on lease by the state government for 99 years. It is understood that the BMC Gymkhana will come up bang opposite Bombay Gymkhana. They will then be eyeball to eyeball. The fireworks have just begun.
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