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Old January 27th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #121
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Let me be frank here

Bombay at present is a 'crippled' city thanks to socialist rules & regulations, vote hungry political parties and lack of vision for future. & I am afraid it will stay that way because political helm is impotant & lacks education so therefore willpower to get things done in city's interest. The only way Bombay's infrastructural woes will be solved keeping in mind its an Island city:

1. Two 16 (8x8) lanes each Eastern & Western Coastal Expressway: A must in next 5 yrs to keep the alarming levels of pollution away from the main island itself and towards Arabian Sea. With completely linked to 10 lane Trans harbor Bridge and BWSL.

2. 60% Underground MetroRail: As soon as possible in next 6-8 yrs to make the city fully functional & ease the traffic from the roads/flyovers/highways/expressways.

3. Atleast 10 laned Trans Harbor Sealink with Metro Rail connecting mainland & creating vast suburbs.

4. Atleast 50-70 Floor Corporate Towers: Due to the lack of space for Parking & Public Parks. Gov't should force the Corporation to build as tall as they can & leave as much space open for Parking and public utility for future.

5. Complete Modernization of Drainage and underground Electric Cableing: This is a must in next 6-7 yrs. Bombay is always under the curse of Monsoon so drainage should be modernized to today's standards from the British Raj. All cables in the Bombay must go underground to decrease hazards and stolen electricity.

6. Slums replaced by Gov't subsidised supertall residentials for low income: ala Hong Kong style. All the precious land available as slum dwellers living under few tall 30F towers clears up all the space for parking, parks and future corporate towers.

unfortunately, none of this will be done properly with planning because Indian politicians are illiterate and incompetant.
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Let me be frank here

Bombay at present is a 'crippled' city thanks to socialist rules & regulations, vote hungry political parties and lack of vision for future. & I am afraid it will stay that way because political helm is impotant & lacks education so therefore willpower to get things done in city's interest. The only way Bombay's infrastructural woes will be solved keeping in mind its an Island city:

1. Two 16 (8x8) lanes each Eastern & Western Coastal Expressway: A must in next 5 yrs to keep the alarming levels of pollution away from the main island itself and towards Arabian Sea. With completely linked to 10 lane Trans harbor Bridge and BWSL.

2. 60% Underground MetroRail: As soon as possible in next 6-8 yrs to make the city fully functional & ease the traffic from the roads/flyovers/highways/expressways.

3. Atleast 10 laned Trans Harbor Sealink with Metro Rail connecting mainland & creating vast suburbs.

4. Atleast 50-70 Floor Corporate Towers: Due to the lack of space for Parking & Public Parks. Gov't should force the Corporation to build as tall as they can & leave as much space open for Parking and public utility for future.

5. Complete Modernization of Drainage and underground Electric Cableing: This is a must in next 6-7 yrs. Bombay is always under the curse of Monsoon so drainage should be modernized to today's standards from the British Raj. All cables in the Bombay must go underground to decrease hazards and stolen electricity.

6. Slums replaced by Gov't subsidised supertall residentials for low income: ala Hong Kong style. All the precious land available as slum dwellers living under few tall 30F towers clears up all the space for parking, parks and future corporate towers.

unfortunately, none of this will be done properly with planning because Indian politicians are illiterate and incompetant.

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Old January 28th, 2007, 01:15 AM   #123
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I don't quite understand all this talk about leaving space for parking - this is a mistake that much of North America is still suffering from.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 01:48 AM   #124
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I don't quite understand all this talk about leaving space for parking - this is a mistake that much of North America is still suffering from.
who cares about rest of north america. Just drive into Manhattan, you'd know. Bombay is land starved island. Build supertall & save as much land for parking & public parks as possible.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 05:10 AM   #125
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Just drive into Manhattan, you'd know. Bombay is land starved island. Build supertall & save as much land for parking & public parks as possible.
I've been to Manhattan - it's very built up and whatever few parking lots that remain are being swallowed up for towers. Luckily, NYC is served by fairly good and extensive transit, and because driving is an expensive habit, the towers do not need as many parking spaces.

I agree with building tall and thin towers to create open spaces, but not with leaving space for parking that only encourages and facilitates driving. You can build parking garages underground or into the buildings without setting aside specific land for garages or surface parking lots. That was mainly what I was getting at.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 07:32 AM   #126
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From 28 Jan, TOI Epaper

Real estate bonanza on cards
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Cidco Set To Unlock Land Equalling 50 Oval Maidans
Yogesh Naik | TNN

Mumbai: Along with a brand new airport in Panvel, the city will also get a huge land mass the size of 50 Oval Maidans.

Then the Greenfield International Airport comes up at Panvel, landlord Cidco (City and Industrial Development Corporation) will sell a 470-hectare (1,161 acre) plot for development—hotels, airline offices, malls, multiplexes, in-flight caterers, among them.

“The sprawling plot on the periphery of the airport will be auctioned when the airport comes up. It will be sold for activities related to the airport,’’ Deepak Kapoor, joint managing director, Cidco, said.



According to sources in the marketing department of Cidco, a conservative estimate pegs the value of the land at Rs 3,290 crore. “But it could well fetch us up to Rs 15,000 crore once the airport comes up,’’ an official said. The money earned from the sale will be used to fund several infrastructure projects.

Cidco will develop the airport along with the Airports Authority of India and a private bidder on a plot more than 1,000 hectares in size. Cidco and AAI will each have a 13 per cent stake, while the rest will be held by the successful bidder. “Since most international flights will terminate at the new airport, there will be a demand for hotels and allied activities. The airport will cater to 50 million passengers annually. We have ample land to accommodate airport-related activities,’’ a Cidco official said.

Part of the funds raised by Cidco may be used to connect the airport with Mumbai by hovercraft, rail, metro rail, and the Nhava-Airport expressway.

The project received clearance from Delhi recently. Sahar airport is getting busier by the day and will be saturated by 2014. Phase I of the new airport will cost Rs 5,000 crore and is expected to be operational by 2012.

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Cidco will sell a 470-hectare (1,161 acre) plot for development—hotels, airline offices, malls, multiplexes, inflight caterers, among them

The sprawling plot on the periphery of the airport will be auctioned when the airport comes up

A conservative estimate pegs the value of the land at Rs 3,290 crore
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Old January 28th, 2007, 04:35 PM   #127
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Well said Hindustani!!!

If the authorities learn from this Mumbai can be save from doom
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Old January 28th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #128
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yeh they need to step up a notch

btw the newer buildings that are being built are kinda top nothc like they have basics and amenaties which are really good and im not even talking bout like the tall ones but even the newer builidngs that would have areound 7 floors even have good stuff i think the standard of living is constantly being raised for mumbais middle class

my building in bandra is being redeveloped it should take like some time but we were reading like the contract or w.e and it had some good stuff that would be pretty sweet
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Old January 28th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #129
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Yes. Its a big "IF". If the Trans Harbor final renderings are anything less than 10 lanes without metrorail future proposal, Bombay will get no where. That means they are thinking about 'present' alone. Future 10 yrs plan for Bombay requires MetroRail connecting Mainland with Island. Its required that such an important city like Bombay run by C.E.O type mentality people like Naidu, Tatas than these idiotic, mindless netas. In next 8 yrs, I see New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad overtake Bombay as more infrastructurally better and sound cities.

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Old January 29th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #130
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http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/1...0600010004.htm

Kurla subway project changes purpose

Rajendra Aklekar

Mumbai, January 24, 2007

The city’s longest vehicular and pedestrian subway, connecting Kurla east and west, will not serve the purpose it was designed for.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will open the subway for pedestrians only. With Rs 2.6 crore already spent, this is a glaring example of how public money has gone waste.

The subway was completed in early 2005. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked the Veermata Jeejabai Technical Institute (VJTI) to conduct a feasibility study in 2005 end.

The VJTI report (a copy of which is with HT), submitted on January 30, 2006, has said that the vehicular subway project may now have to be shelved. Or if required, its status may be changed to a pedestrian subway — after around 70 per cent of the project is complete. But, this would defeat the purpose as there already two pedestrian bridges connecting Kurla east and west.

Work on the Rs 6-crore project began in 2001 in a joint venture between the BMC and the Central Railway. The Central Railway then issued work orders and building the subway under 10-12 running railway tracks was not an easy task.

When the railways informed the BMC about the project’s status, the BMC reportedly said they did not find the subway feasible and asked the VJTI to conduct a technical feasibility report.

But the three-page shabbily written report has ruled out a subway citing pollution and waterlogging during monsoon.
"This is a classic example of how government bodies function," Ashok Datar, chairman of Mumbai Environmental Social Network, told HT.

Saying that there is no coordination between Central Railway and the BMC, Datar added: "The BMC should have done a study first and then asked the railways to go ahead with the project."

The subway would have made travel easy especially for light vehicles that now take a 6-km route through Sion or Ghatkopar to go from Kurla east to west.

According to the railways, they went ahead with the project after approval by the municipal commissioner and hence they went ahead with the project. The railways were not told about the VJTI report. "We have completed our portion of the subway. The subway is ready and only waiting for openings to be built on both sides," divisional railway manager Ranjit Singh Virdi, Central Railway’s top boss told HT.

Datar is frustrated with the entire functioning. "There is utter confusion on both sides. The only truth is that huge amount of public money has gone down the drain," he said.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #131
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yhe this stuff shouldnt be happening i mean 6 crores is a lotta money, if not gonna be used for like infra projects it could have enve fed a lotta ppl

anyway we should prob do somthin to make stuff like this not happen and open the govs eyes and as Hindustani said go towards a CEO style gov that would be a good step in the pos direction

and we also know that the infra is also a regioin why foreign investors who are looking to set up bases in india/mumbai are kinda leaning away a little
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #132
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Request-Latest Pics of Nahar Amrit Shakti Powai

If anyone has some latest pictures or update on status of Nahar Amrit Shakti project request if you can share. Appreciate your help.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #134
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Old January 31st, 2007, 01:38 PM   #135
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Finally a pic of the Diamond Bourse!

Isn't this building finished yet? I thought I read somewhere that tenants have already moved in??

The Complex is supposed to be huge!
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Old February 1st, 2007, 12:16 PM   #136
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I've been to Manhattan - it's very built up and whatever few parking lots that remain are being swallowed up for towers. Luckily, NYC is served by fairly good and extensive transit, and because driving is an expensive habit, the towers do not need as many parking spaces.

I agree with building tall and thin towers to create open spaces, but not with leaving space for parking that only encourages and facilitates driving. You can build parking garages underground or into the buildings without setting aside specific land for garages or surface parking lots. That was mainly what I was getting at.
Yeh, its better to just encourage safe public transport and stuff. Not because of environment, but because it is the most efficient utilisation of space and in a highrise city, the bus/metro/walking seems to be best. People will still own cars (there are other uses for them even if all you get to work via public transport.
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:54 AM   #137
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CITY’S BIGGEST SHOP STOP - For mall on mill, size no bar
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Madhurima Nandy
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IT IS going to be the mother of all malls. An 18 lakh square feet shopping sprawl — in which more than seven Atria malls can squeeze in — is coming up at Mumbai Textile Mill in Lower Parel.

This will be the biggest mall in the city. The only other malls that could be a close second are coming up in Kurla and Dahisar, measuring 16 lakh square feet each.

After mulling over plans for a software park, hotel, residential complex and a contemporary urban park, the DLF GroupAkruti Nirman combine, which is developing the mill, decided to exclusively go for retail space. The 17-acre mill was sold to DLF for a whopping Rs 702 crore by National Textile Corporation in 2005.

Retail experts said investment in retail brought maximum returns in the long run. With developers reportedly pumping in more than Rs 800 crore, retail was an obvious choice. While DLF is silent about the plan, architect Hafeez Contractor, who is doing the design and layout, said the mall would be an environment-friendly shopping destination with a difference. It would also have a multiplex and food courts.

“We are also ensuring that there is lots of green space,” said Contractor.


While digging has begun at the Mumbai Textile Mill site, retail industry sources said the project developers were in the last leg of talks with shopping, entertainment and retail consultants for tie-ups with a range of brands and multiplex chains.

madhurima.nandy@hindustantimes.com


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Mall at Dahisar Check Naka: 16 lakh sq ft
Developer: Shahid Balwa

Mall at Golden Chemicals, Kurla:
16 lakh sq ft Developer: Kshitij Group
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 05:54 AM   #138
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Stuck in a legal battle for long time, Asia’s widest complex by Vijay (Wadhwa) Associates has got the green signal by the Supreme Court (SC).
The project worth Rs 60 crore, Palm Beach Residency spread over 37,000 sq metres in Nerul (West) was being touted as the largest single residential complex. Approving the project, SC also directed to appoint a valuer and difference in value, if any be paid by the society to City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). Director of Wadhwa Group, Sanjay Chhabria said SC has decided to set aside the Bombay High Court order and allow the valuer to asses the difference in value if there is any payable to CIDCO.
Chhabria said, “In the next few days, SC will pass on the judgement to the state and we will request them to appoint a valuer as soon as possible. Following the valuation which would take another two to three weeks, we would like to go ahead with the project as there are many buyers waiting.” The project is expected to take another one-and-half year before it is complete. An amount of Rs 25,000 has to be paid to the original petitioner at High Court.
CIDCO had allotted prime plots on Palm Beach Road for six co-operative housing societies - Sea Queen, Amey, Sagarika, Sea Link, Sea View and Vinayak - at a fixed rate which was less than market rates. The plots were later found to be taken over by Wadhwa Developers. They started construction of nine towers of 23 floors each with 828 flats and 106 shops.
High Court in a ruling in November 2005 ordered CIDCO to re-allot the plots to the genuine housing societies after it was proved that the societies that applied for the same were fraudulently created. The HC order was passed on Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO People for Governance Trust, who pointed out that the six societies that applied for the land under the co-operative housing society scheme comprised of head-loaders and APMC market workers.
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Remember 45 storey Akruti Lakewoods in Thane?

Here's a night rendering:


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Anyone have any construction pics of Orchid Tower? It is supposed to be completed this year.



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