Development of Recreation and Tourism Zone in and around Gorai, Manori and Uttan

Mumbai, November 14, 2011 – The city of Mumbai has a reason to smile as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is ready with the draft development plan for 43 square kilometers of recreation and tourism zone in and around Gorai, Manori and Uttan. “The development plan has been prepared keeping the environmental and heritage sensitivities in mind. The heritage culture of the area includes age old churches, temples etc. Fishing and fishing related trade is the livelihood of the locals and that was on top priority while preparing the plan”, said Mr.Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA.
The 43 square kilometer zone will provide for various environment friendly projects such as botanical garden, mangrove park besides recreational facilities. The monumental Global Pagoda will remain the key attraction for the tourists and the city people alike for its sheer size, glamour and the calming effect.
The mangrove park is certain to provide vital shelter belts to protect inland homesteads, livestock and other properties located in near-shore environments. It will also ensure improved fish catch to coastal communities and thus will be of great socio-economic value. The mangrove park is a habitat for spawning and nursery ground for various marine species like fish, shellfish, crustaceans and other invertebrates.
The MMRDA has now invited suggestions and objections, if any, to the development plan from people which should necessarily be received in the office of the Chief, Planning Division, MMRDA, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, within thirty days.
The draft development plan is available for inspection with the Chief, Planning Division, MMRDA; The Chief Engineer (Development Plan) Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai; Municipal Commissioner, Mira-Bhayendar Municipal Corporation; The deputy Director of Town Planning, Brihanmumbai and Assistant Director, Town Planning, District Collector, Thane.

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