Mumbai, March, 21: The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), responsible for the master plan of revamping the land across the eastern water front of Mumbai will be providing a 7-km long addition to Marine Drive between Mazagaon Docks and Wadala. The new Marine Drive will be nearly twice the length of the famous Queen’s Necklace.
As per Mumbai Mirror, The MbPT’s master plan will cover 350 hectares of land and it will be finalised in the next four months. “After the eastern water front development plan is finalised, we should be in a position to float the tenders for the projects within one year . And in the next five to six years, you will have a completely new city on the eastern coast of the city” confirmed MbPT chairman Sanjay Bhatia.
The master plan will be finalised in the next four months with proper parking space, ecological garden which will be five times bigger than the Oval Maidan and also provide a space for parking around 300 yacht. There are also plans to connect Ferry Wharf or Bhucha Dhakka with Navi Mumbai and Alibaug through water transport, and pick up point will be planed near Sewri and Wadala.
Fuerther, a ropeway is set to be constructed between the Elephanta Caves and Haji Bunder. This will provide tourists with a convenient way for reaching the caves, that currently can be accessed only through ferry service.If you are thinking about how much funds will be required and who will be funding for this project, the answer is that the MbPT is going to provide the required funds for the ecological park and a new marine drive. There is, however, no clarity on how much the high profile project will cost.