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Plan to build tallest structure gets going

india Updated: May 21, 2009 01:01 IST
Zeeshan Shaikh
Zeeshan Shaikh
Hindustan Times
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Mumbai’s dreams of having its own 100-storey iconic building like the Petronas Tower and the Empire State Building may soon come true.

With the Election Commission’s code of conduct ending, the infrastructure projects stalled during election time are back on track.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to call for bids for constructing an iconic 100-plus storey building at Wadala.

“We are planning to build an Inter State Bus Terminal and an iconic building at Wadala. We have asked for bids for building
them on a design-build-own-operate-transfer basis,” said Dilip Kawathkar, MMRDA spokesperson.

The MMRDA has called for pre-qualification applications, which need to be submitted before July 2.

Shortlisted bidders who meet the criteria will then be asked to submit technical and financial bids.

The MMRDA has stipulated that only construction companies who have a turnover of over $ 600 million (approx Rs 28 crore) to be eligible for bidding. The MMRDA has 115 hectares of land at Wadala. The iconic building is expected to come up on 35 hectares of land.

The MMRDA is hoping that an FSI of four should be granted for the project which will allow the construction of at least 100 floors having a total built up area of 5.6 lakh sq mt.