BMC identifies five open plots for civic malls
in a bid to deliver its promise of providing municipal malls, the
identified five open plots in the suburbs which were reserved for
the five vacant plots identified are l t market babhai in borivili
takiyawadi kurla (w), kanama nagar in vikhroli (e), godrej plot,
(w) and borla devi, govandi (w). the advertisement for expression
interest is given to invite private parties and architects.
during the budget session, the civic corporation had made a provision
rs15 crore for 2007-08 to construct municipal malls, which would
m-cube and will have a logo of their own.
an advertisement with expression of interest will be given to invite
parties and architects to design the one-stop-shops.
said kishore gajbhiye, additional municipal commissioner, eastern
"this is still in the process and once it is done, we shall
utilise our own
plots for the construction of the malls. based on the concept of
multi-storied market in nagpur, the malls will sell commodities
vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry products and cutlery. so, it will
shopping area on the outskirts of town with isles of shops and even
the other five spots identified tentatively by the corporation are
in dilapidated conditions and include kranti singh nana sahib patil
market(dadar), town market in bandra (w), laxmanrao yadav market
(w), somvar bazaar in malad and one more location in goregaon (e).
"the proposed malls will be constructed in build-ings with
conditions with good ambience. it isn't a centrally air-conditioned
as ultimately it aims to become a junta mall," gajbhiye further
Publication : DNA; Section : mumbai; Pg : 7; Date : 8/7/07