Mumbai CBD Master Plan gets go ahead | January 2018
The Detailed Master Plan for Mumbai’s future Central Business District in Wadala received last week its long awaited approval by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
TOWNLAND (in association with Edifice Consultants, Tata Consulting Engineers and Cushman & Wakefield) worked on the Master Plan for the last 4 years. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is in charge of this 150 ha brownfield Site transformation into a Mixed Use CBD with more than 4 million sq m of offices, retail, leisure, hospitality, apartments and civic facilities.
The Wadala CBD has been planned as India’s first large scale Smart Transit Oriented Development (TOD), with three monorail stations, two metro stations and a large intra and intercity bus station. In a city burdened with heavily congested roads and overcrowded trains, creating a new CBD combined with a node of international standard public transportation is a huge step in creating a more sustainable future for the city.
TOWNLAND has championed the TOD Vision by creating a strong urban design framework for the Master Plan with a large network of wide pedestrian only streets, parks and plazas lined with retail, leisure and civic amenities, seamlessly connecting all commercial and residential towers to the different modes of public transportation. Separate bicycle lanes along all streets and space for secure bicycle parking at all stations will help provide a sustainable alternative for the last mile connectivity.