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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:28 PM   #81
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Magestom........................Wow!! Thats all I have to say. Mumbai seems to be pushing the limits of High rise super tall skyscrapers in Indian Subcontinent for decades to come. Great work there again.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 06:22 AM   #82
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Maha dreams take wing

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Maha dreams take wing

Twin-City Special Economic Zone Should Be Ready In Another Decade And Will Strengthen Mumbai’s Position As A Services Hub

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Imagine this: a software engineer working for a multinational firm sets off from his Borivli home for work at the usual 8 am. He takes the Western Express Highway up to, say, Bandra and then a flyover that will land him in Sewri in about 15 minutes. From there he buys a toll ticket to drive on a spanking new six-lane bridge that stretches across the creek all the way to Uran, 22 km away.
The engineer’s car, powered by a motor that runs on low-emission hybrid fuel, takes only half an hour to reach Uran; it is the entry point to a vast region that houses several industries, including his software-exporting company, and he is at his desk comfortably before time.
This may read like every Mumbai office-goer’s fantasy now, but in 10 years’ time, this could well be concrete reality if the grand plans of Mukesh Ambani, Cidco and the Maharashtra and the Central governments roll out perfectly.
A 14,000-hectare special economic zone (SEZ), proposed to be built on the mainland across the Mumbai harbour, is expected to ease the pressure on the city that has been the Mecca for millions of opportunity-seeking migrants who actually make up the metropolis. About 12,000 hectares will comprise two SEZs that could practically be considered one because of their common parentage and contiguous lay of locations.
The 22-km bridge, called the Mumbai Transharbour Link or MTHL, will be a sort of umbilical cord that will bind the island to the mainland. The link has been conceived as a road-bridge but, when it ends, it will also have a commuter railway line. The estimated cost of the MTHL without the rail link will be about Rs 4,500 crore and, currently, three consortia are in the race to bag the contract to build the bridge.
Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance group, which has got the contract to build the SEZ, plans to construct a modern city in the zone. The city, inspired by glitzy Shanghai, is expected to be home to at least a million people. The Reliance group plans to rope in international developers and businesses to set up shop in the SEZ.
Jurong Town Planners, a consultant that designed Singapore, has been hired to design the city. The promoters plan to have an urban culture cultivated with strong technology-orientation. It will be a modern integrated smart city.
The SEZ is expected to ease the strain on Mumbai’s creaky infrastructure but it will not take away the pre-eminence of the metro as a financial centre. The SEZ will, instead, strengthen its position as a services hub. The area is poised to become a transit hub in the Asia-Pacific belt.
The SEZ will have a host of mainly knowledgeintensive industries such as biotechnology, information technology, BPOs and financial services companies. It will also house, among others, garment makers, light engineering firms and diamond polishers.

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Area of the integrated SEZ (Navi Mumbai SEZ and Maha Mumbai SEZ): 14,100 hectares (141 sq km) Green zone (or no-construction zone): 1,850 hectares Estimated population: 10 lakh

RELATED PROJECTS

Airport Port 22-km, 6-lane road-cum-rail link Trans-harbour link

NODES

Dronagiri, Ulwe, Kalamboli (Navi Mumbai SEZ) and Panvel, Uran and Pen (Maha Mumbai SEZ)

MONEY PLANT

Capital investment for basic infrastructure: $ 5 billion Estimated business investments: $ 50 billion Estimated exports: $ 15 billion
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:53 AM   #83
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Some nice designs. It's quite surprising that Mumbai hasn't started to build skyscrapers earlier given the fact that the city is surrounded by sea from 3 sides and has little space for extensions.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:23 PM   #84
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Definately a lot of construction going on... I'm just not very impressed by most of those designs, the exception being the 4 Seasons hotel. Both India and Pakistan seem to suffer from this - the designs seem old and trite. Hopefully a trend towards better quality and design will take hold and continue.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 05:48 PM   #85
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Brilliant pictures......WOW.

Just so many projects!

Some buildings are just jaw dropping.....
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 08:43 PM   #86
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 08:44 PM   #87
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Wao...

nice pictures.
Mumbai seems really nice. Always wanted to go to India.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 09:34 PM   #88
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I usually visit Mumbai in the summer. not this year. My favs are SD towers and RNA Mirage and i cant wait for them to be completed.
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 09:58 PM   #89
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Old August 9th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #90
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wow! I'm glad that india is finally startng to pull it's development muscles. Lets hope it gives China a good run for it's money. lol
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Old August 10th, 2006, 06:17 AM   #91
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Auroville!!!!! Is this just a name or is there a possibility that this is owned by the Auroville people in Pondicherry? I knew they owned half of Pondicherry but if they're branching out, that's very interesting. Capitalist hippies...
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Old August 10th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #92
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It's India's time, yeah!!!

Just think India hasn’t even industrialized to its maximum potential, there is still a lot of coal and iron ore waiting to be using in manufacturing in places like Orissa and Tamil Nadu. If all of this construction is going on with just a growing services industry think about what it will be like from 2010-2020 when India starts a mass exporting campaign of finished goods aswell as an increase in world class services(finance,BPO,IT,Insurance etc), sky scraper city is going to be flooded with new construction from India just like how Dubai and Shanghai are right now.

GO INDIA!!!

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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:12 AM   #93
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wow India is booming fast. Cheers to all Indian people!
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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #94
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impressive designs

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Old August 11th, 2006, 09:09 AM   #95
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Wow, that's a lot of new buildings! They look quite Dubai-ish, futuristic. Are the majority outside the city centre?
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Old August 11th, 2006, 11:23 PM   #96
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A lot of great projects and I think this is just the beginning! Mumbai will one day become one of the world's major skyscraper cities.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #97
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Yeah it might,

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A lot of great projects and I think this is just the beginning! Mumbai will one day become one of the world's major skyscraper cities.
And the main reason why is because India's economy growing so fast, it is helping out their country.
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Quote:
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Wow, that's a lot of new buildings! They look quite Dubai-ish, futuristic. Are the majority outside the city centre?
Not really most of them are in the center of the the city



Cool work magestom
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Old August 12th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #99
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wow! i love them!!
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Old August 17th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #100
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HC's redesign of Oberoi Woods
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Nirmal Lifestyle's Eden Garden, Mulund (W); 25 stories






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