Mumbai Port proposes to develop its land and water front. It has about 752 HA of land in Mumbai city and its nearby areas. Out of this about 200 HA are used for port operations. About 500 HA of land is proposed to be developed with a mix of port operations, business, office, commercial, retail, entertainment, community projects and convention centres, etc.
The proposed projects would also include renewable energy and waste water recycling, creation of spaces for community recreation and engagements, maritime museum, marinas etc. Mumbai Port has already invited global tender from eligible national/international consulting firms for “Appointment of Consultant for Planning, Design and Program Management Support for Master Planning and Infrastructure Design of the Mumbai Port”.
Government of India had set up a Committee under Chairmanship of Smt. Rani Jadhav for preparing a road map for development of Port’s water front and land. The Committee has submitted the report. The report is under examination in the Ministry of Shipping.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Shipping Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.