Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar has expressed reservations to stay in the newly allotted bungalow inside the Byculla zoo premises here saying the place falls in silence zone and he won't be able to discharge his duties from there.
Mahadeshwar is presently staying in the mayor's bungalow in Shivaji Park in Dadar. However, the said bungalow has been chosen for the memorial of Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray.
And hence the civic authorities have alloted a bungalow inside the Byculla zoo premises for the mayor.
However, Mahadeshwar has penned a letter to civic chief Ajoy Mehta requesting him to allot a smaller bungalow at posh Malabar Hill area, presently occupied by an officer of the additional municipal commissioner rank.
"The mayor has written a letter and requested the commissioner to allot him a bungalow in Malabar Hill in South Mumbai. According to the mayor, the newly alloted bungalow in Byculla zoo premises falls in silent zone," a senior civic official said today.
"The Mayor has expressed concern over the fact that foreign delegates often visit him and on few occasions, he needs to arrange functions inside the official residence. But since the Byculla bungalow falls in silence zone, therefore, the mayor won't be able to discharge his duties," the officer added.