A new 'Matoshree' worth Rs 11.60 crore being built by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Matoshree 2 is spread over nearly 10,000 sq ft, will have a basement, stilt and six floors

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is quite a busy man these days. Not because of the political upheavel but because of the new ‘Matoshree’ that he is getting constructed for himself. The new house is located in the same Bandra East’s Kalanagar area as the famous Matoshree. The building will be a six-storey structure and will have two triplex apartments.

As per reports in the Mumbai Mirror, the building which is spread over nearly 10,000 sq ft, will have a basement, stilt and six floors. In each of the flats, the living room will have the height of two floors. All the flats will have five bedrooms and a study.

The Thackerays are set to have acquired the plot in October 2016 and is being designed by noted architecture firm Talati and Panthaky.

The place where the building is being built was earlier owned by artist Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar. After Hebbar’s death in 1996, the property was owned by his wife Susheela. After her death in 2006, the place was owned by her children Rekha Rao, Rajani Prasanna, and Ranna Hebbar.

In 2007, the Hebbar siblings entered into a building agreement with an infrastructure company. They initially planned to construct an eight-storey building with eight flats. But later the builders pulled out of the contract.

In January 2016, the builders sought permission from the suburban collector to transfer the plot. In April last 2016, the builders got the nod to transfer the plot subject to the condition that 50% of the amount received would be deposited with the state government. The Thackerays then got a no-objection certificate to acquire and redevelop the plot.

Less than a month later on September 24, 2016, the Thakareys took over the property for Rs 11.60 crore.