Dear Experts,

I have been investing a lot of time lately on finding rules regarding balconies, what's allowed and what's not allowed in buildings in Mumbai by BMC. I came across two contradicting pieces of information, 1) BMC, Mumbai on the western line, suburbs, do not allow balconies of flat to be enclosed anymore. 2) BMC, Mumbai allow balconies of flat to be enclosed after taking a fee in BMC office from the flat owners.

Kindly tell me which of this information is correct and in effect currently in Mumbai and which one precedes the other one for BMC currently, as to me both statements seem to contradict to each other. Please share your thoughts and knowledge with me on this forum.