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9 things you need to know about Mumbai’s new Marina Bay

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The biggest and largest piece of land that is lying vacant and is available for development in crunched Mumbai is its eastern coast, which is owned by Mumbai Port Trust. MbPT is city’s largest landowners, has control over 752 hectares of land along the eastern seafront in the city. However, the eastern coast will now be available for development.

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Here are the 9 things you should know about the proposed Marina Bay in Mumbai:-

  1. Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is city’s largest landowners, and has control over 752 hectares of land along the eastern seafront in Mumbai.
  2. The architects who designed Gujarat’s Sabarmati waterfront will also design Mumbai’s eastern waterfront – namely Marina Bay.
  3. According to the developmental plan, the region between Sewri and South Mumbai will be developed.
  4. The Eastern coast between Sewri and South Bombay will have it very own Marina Bay like one in Singapore which will be called Mumbai Marina.
  5. The development plan on the Eastern cost will be carried out in 2 phases.
  6. The first phase of the development plan will begin on 165 hectares of land which is available right away.
  7. The second phase will begin after the slum rehabilitation program kicks into action.
  8. There are 35,000 families, who have encroached the place, which will have to be rehabilitated before the work begins.
  9. The other notable water tourism developments besides Mumbai Marina are Mumbai Eye (on the lines of London Eye), ropeway to Elephanta caves, gardens, cycling tracks, adventure sports, eco-park for flamingos, seafront leisure activities.