Mumbai Port Complex Master Plan, Mumbai
The Mumbai Port Trust area, spanning bout 10 kms, along the Eastern Waterfront is one of the best waterfront properties located in the heart of Mumbai city. Due to shifting of some port activities from to the new port across the bay, an area of about 500 Ha is available for redevelopment. Considering the extreme shortage of built space in the city, this underutilized land offers a great and historic opportunity to fulfil the demand for space. It would also give an impetus to the economy and provide the much needed social and recreational public amenities to the city.
The masterplan for the Mumbai Port Complex (MPC) has been proposed to meet dual objectives - of repurposing the port lands and of integrating it with the rest of the city, providing public spaces and facilities to the citizens. After winning the project through a global tender, HCP is in the process of preparing the masterplan for the 500 Ha (approximately) of port lands. The draft masterplan proposes to develop a new financial centre, a Government office, hotels, commercial as well as residential properties in close proximity to the proposed metro line and the exisitng sub-urban railway stations.
The waterfront area is also proposed as a tourist and recreational zone which will have features such as the Mumbai Eye, Tourist Ferry Services, Cruises and Ropeway Connection to Elephanta Caves among other things. The project will also preserve heritage structures like the Sewri Fort, Ghadiyal Godi (Clock Tower) as well as the environmentally sensitive mudflats and mangroves that attract flamingos and other flora and fauna.
The future development will also open up multiple east-west street connections to connect Mumbai to MPC and the Eastern Waterfront. In addition to preparing a masterplan, HCP is also tasked to prepare infrastructure design, investment and marketing strategy, enagge in business development and provide support for statutory approvals under the project.