By Accommodation Times Bureau
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Wednesday decided to integrate Bandra-Kurla station on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train corridor and the proposed International Financial Services Center (IFSC).
“The High-Speed Rail Corporation of India Ltd. requires 4.5 Ha. plot of land beneath and 0.9 Ha. plot of land at grade where IFSC has been proposed. Bringing both these projects under one roof is a win-win situation as the Bullet Train will bring in high-speed connectivity to the Bandra-Kurla Complex – a hub that creates and provides job opportunities – and also help MMRDA use full Floor Space Index (FSI) of 4. A few who will be affected by this project will be resettled and rehabilitated in accordance with the set Rules and Regulations”, an official said.
During the various launch and meeting with Chief Minister on Wednesday a crucial decision of establishing Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to implement the Multi-Modal Navghar to Belavli corridor was taken in view of the various daunting tasks, such as land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation of the project affected families, appointment of contractors, handling legal hassles, coordination with different state and central government entities for various permissions, security arrangement etc, an official said.
The Authority also appointed MMRDA as the Special Planning Authority for the Mumbai University’s Kalina Campus. MMRDA is constructing two roads, A 2-km long elevated road connecting BKC and Hans Bhugra marg and the other 690-meter road to facilitate entry/exit from and to Bandra-Kurla Complex, which construction will require some land owned by the University.