Experts from Europe to study Mumbai DP, give ideas

  • Sayli Udas Mankikar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2015 23:02 IST

Leading urban planners and Mumbai development experts from Europe will give the state government a helping hand in studying the proposed development plan (DP).

At least 10-12 experts from Stuttgart, Rome, Warsaw, Copenhagen and Spain will be a part of the two-day interaction that will take place from May 25.

They will study the DP and give their feedback to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

This is part of an ongoing collaboration between private businesses working on the Mumbai makeover initiative, the European Union and the state government.

“During our discussion with the CM, it came up that the DP was the most important issue and needed attention. We came up with the idea to use the expertise of other urban planners and get them to interact with the government and corporation officials,” said Narinder Nayar, chairman, Bombay First, after meeting Fadnavis, along with Joao Cravinho, Ambassador of the European Union to India and Bhutan on Thursday.

“The experts will make their observations and suggest what they have noted. The civic officials can use the information. This is also a way to take the Mumbai-EU alliance forward,” he added.

In February, the government had organised a conference called Mumbai Next: MMR Transformation, an initiative aimed to make the MMR a global financial, commercial and entertainment hub. The event was attended by stalwarts from the different industries.

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