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Maharashtra Government Approves A New City, ‘Third Mumbai’: Everything To Know

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In a groundbreaking and visionary move, the Maharashtra government has officially approved the ambitious proposal for ‘Third Mumbai.’ This ambitious urban development project is strategically planned to address the growing needs of Mumbai.

 

Key Location And Connectivity

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Located around the Navi Mumbai International Airport, ‘Third Mumbai’ aims to enhance connectivity with Mumbai. This transformative initiative revolves around the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, also known as the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL).

 

Maharashtra Government Approval And Geographic Boundaries

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Sources within the state government have confirmed the recent approval of the ‘Third Mumbai’ project. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to redefine the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) boundaries.

This groundbreaking initiative anticipates the integration of around 200 villages, including those within the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAIN.

 

Comprehensive Infrastructure Planning

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Government officials envision ‘Third Mumbai’ as a city with an all-encompassing infrastructure. This includes luxury and affordable residences, commercial complexes, data centers, expansive knowledge parks, and financial districts.

 

Economic And Commercial Significance

With a focus on economic growth, ‘Third Mumbai’ is set to contribute significantly to the nation’s GDP. Plans include the development of a second Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Kharghar, offering a sprawling 150 hectares for a purely commercial area.

 

Strategic Rail Corridor For Connectivity

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To enhance connectivity with the outskirts, a new Panvel-Karjat suburban rail corridor is in the pipeline, undertaken by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation at the cost of Rs 812 crore. With an estimated completion in December 2025, this rail line underscores the commitment to efficient public transportation in ‘Third Mumbai.’

 

NITI Aayog Collaboration And GDP Boost

Discussions between MMRDA and NITI Aayog highlight the collaborative efforts to elevate Mumbai’s GDP from $140 billion to $300 billion by 2030. ‘Third Mumbai’ is a pivotal component in this economic vision, reflecting its importance in fostering growth and sustainability.

 

Ongoing Discussions And Future Outlook

Recent discussions within the MMRDA indicate a forward-thinking approach, recognizing the need for newer economic and commercial zones around Mumbai. The establishment of ‘Third Mumbai aligns seamlessly with this vision, offering a promising future for the region.

The ‘Third Mumbai’ approval marks a transformative moment in urban planning. A commitment to superior living and economic growth drives this strategic initiative. It underscores the government’s vision for a sustainable and thriving future.

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