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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Richest Man in India Building a 60-storey Home

You may have read details about Mukesh Ambani's new house-in-the-making at Altamount Road, but even as work on its construction goes on in full swing, here on your right is the first picture of what it will look like when it's complete.

Mumbai Mirror is in possession of the entire architectural plan for Residence Antilia (as the house is going to be called, after a mythical island), the subject of enormous curiosity in the city ever since the Reliance Industries Ltd chairman purchased the 4,532 sq mt plot in 2002.

The plan, drawn up by the firm Perkins+Will, reveals that the house will resemble a virtual glass palace, with entertainment centres, a health club, a swimming pool and various green spots thrown in for good measure.

C onstruction of Mukesh Ambani’s new house at Altamount Road, where real estate prices are now in the region of Rs 75,000 per sq ft, began in late 2006, and the first six floors are already in place now. The building is expected to be complete in September 2008.

According to the plan, the house will rise to a height of 173.12 meters, equivalent to that of a regular 60-storeyed residential building. However, Antilia will have only 27 storeys in all, which means each floor will have a ceiling considerably higher than the current average of nearly three meters.

Six floors for parking
The first six floors — which have come up — will be reserved for parking alone, and that too for cars belonging only to Mukesh's family. Space for a total of 168 'imported' cars has been earmarked here.

Floor for car maintenance
Sources said the Ambanis would prefer to have all their cars serviced and maintained at an in-house service centre. This centre will be set up on the seventh floor.

Entertainment floor
The eighth floor will have an entertainment centre comprising a mini-theatre with a seating capacity of 50.

Balconies with gardens
The rooftop of the mini-theatre will serve as a garden, and immediately above that, three more balconies with terrace gardens will be independent floors.

The 'health' floors
While the ninth floor will a 'refuge' floor — meant to be used for rescue in emergencies — two floors above that will be set aside for 'health.' One of these will have facilities for athletics and a swimming pool, while the other will have a health club complete with the latest gym equipment.

For guests
There will be a two-storeyed glass-fronted apartment for the Ambani family's guests above the health floors. One more refuge floor and one floor for mechanical works will be built on top of these apartments.

The four floors at the top, that will provide a view of the Arabian Sea and a superb view of the city's skyline, will be for Mukesh, his wife Neeta, their three children and Mukesh's mother Kokilaben.

Air space floor
According to the plan, two floors above the family's residence will be set aside as maintenance areas, and on top of that will be an "air space floor," which will act as a control room for helicopters landing on the helipad above.

The plan states that three helipads are to be built on the terrace.

However, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials told this paper that permission for the helipads has not been granted yet.

"The residential plans were approved three-four years ago. Two levels of basement have also been shown in the proposed project," Sudhir Shinde, deputy engineer at the BMC's building proposals department said.

Nearly 600 staffers are expected to work full-time in the building, sources said.



tha_one said...

wow... wat does he do for living ar??

jibon007 said...

Mukesh D. Ambani
- Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani, age 49, is a Chemical Engineer from the University of Bombay and pursued MBA from Stanford University, USA. He is the son of Mr. Dhirubhai H. Ambani, Founder Chairman of the Company.

Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani joined Reliance in 1981 and initiated Reliance's backward integration from textiles into polyester fibres and further into petrochemicals. In this process, he directed the creation of several new and large world-class manufacturing facilities involving diverse technologies that have raised Reliance's petrochemicals manufacturing capacities from less than a million tonnes to over thirteen million tonnes per year. He directed and led the creation of the world's largest grassroot petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, India, with a present capacity of 660,000 barrels per day (33 million tonnes per year) integrated with petrochemicals, power generation and port and related infrastructure. He had set up the Reliance's communications technology initiative which is the largest and most complex information and communications technology initiative in the world.

Mr. Ambani is steering Reliance's initiatives in a world scale, offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration and production program, creation of a pan-India petroleum retail network and setting up of a new exportoriented refinery through RIL's subsidiary Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL) with a capacity of approximately 580,000 barrels per stream day integrated with a 0.9 MMTPA polypropylene plant.

Mr. Ambani's Achievements include:

* Conferred 'ET Business Leader of the Year' Award by The Economic Times (India) in the year 2006.
* Had the distinction and honour of being the co-chair at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2006 in Davos, Switzerland.
* Ranked 42nd among the 'World's Most Respected Business Leaders' and second among the four Indian CEOs featured in a survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and published in Financial Times, London, November 2004.

* Conferred the World Communication Award for the 'Most Influential Person in Telecommunications in 2004' by Total Telecom, October, 2004.
* Chosen 'Telecom Man of the Year 2004' by Voice and Data magazine, September, 2004.
* Ranked 13th in Asia's Power 25 list of 'The Most Powerful People in Business' published by Fortune magazine, August, 2004. 30 Growth is Life

* Conferred the 'Asia Society Leadership Award' by the Asia Society, Washington D.C., USA, May, 2004.
* Ranked No.1 for the second consecutive year, in The Power List 2004 published by India Today, March, 2004.

Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani is the Chairman of Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, Reliance Petroleum Limited and Reliance Retail Limited. He is member of the Shareholders'/ Investors' Grievance Committee of the Company.

tusher said...

Mukesh D. Ambani
Chairman & Managing Director

Reliance Industries Limited
Makers Chambers - IV,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400 021.

Dear sir,
It is a pleasure to write to you on behalf of KAMP's Associates. Presently the Elected Democratic Government has taken over the country for its future development. As we have gone through the profile of Reliance Group of India, this is a golden opportunity for us to contact you for business.
As you know the energy crisis is huge in Bangladesh and the market possibility of this particular sector is also enormous. We have oil, gas & Coal block ready to explore in land & offshore area, the present government is kin on the explorations for the national interest. We have key connection in the government machinery to provide you with the opportunity to explore. As of now for this sector, if you are interested, we will be able to accomodate you with the Govt. of Bangladesh for coal/gas operated 300-500 MW electricity power station establishment. The ongoing power crisis will obviously ensure the profit & return.
As we have sufficient government links to materialize any concerted effort in energy sector, and the net work to market your products in the grass root level, you can consider and let us be your agent on behalf of your verious products. We can also operate as 'Reliance Bangladesh' as well.If you find this proposal interesting and worthy enough to consider, please let us know & we will have a lot to discuss.

Under this circumstances, we like to have your attention & particiaption in the particular sectors.Expecting your thought ful reply ASAP.

With best regards

Shakhawat Kamal
Executive Director
KAMP's Associates

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