- Mukesh Ambani’s ostentatious residence 'ANTILLA' on Altamont Road in Mumbai. Ratan Tata’s new bungalow 'CABINS' is at Colaba in Mumbai.
- While the 27-floor Antilla is as tall as a 60-storey building, Cabins is just three storeys tall.
- Antilla will engage 600 staffers to look after the residence cum office which has a two-storey yoga studio and health centre, a dance floor, a ballroom, and an ice room. The building also boasts of a four-storey open hanging garden and a 50-seat mini theatre.
- The elder Ambani’s house has space for 168 cars, but Ratan Tata wants no more than 10 cars.
- The estimates are that Mukesh’s 4,770 sq m plot with 400,000 sq.ft floor area mansion cost over Rs.4,500 crore. Tata’s home is a mere 1,200 sq m land and 13,350 sq.ft floor area, if sources are to be believed, cost just Rs.10 crore.
- While Ambani has built three helipads (which he cannot use till the defence and environment ministries give their nod), Tata has categorically said no to having them at home.
- Ratan Tata chooses elegance in comparision to Mukesh Ambani's choice of extravagance.
Tata group chief Ratan Tata has said he is surprised why fellow tycoon Mukesh Ambani wants to live in the opulence of a billion-dollar home in south Mumbai. "It makes me wonder why someone would do that," Tata said in an interview published on Saturday in The Times newspaper of London. "The person who lives in there should be concerned about what he sees around him and (ask) can he make a difference," Tata said when asked about Antilla, the 27-storey Ambani home on Altamount Road. "If he is not, then it is sad because India needs people to allocate some of their enormous wealth to finding ways to mitigate the hardship that people have." Expressing concern about the rich-poor gap, Tata said, "We are doing so little about the disparity. We are allowing it to be there and wishing it away.".
There has been no comment from Reliance Industries in this matter.
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