MMRC to Start Construction of 48-Storey Rehabilitation Building at Girgaon

MMRC to Start Construction of 48-Storey Rehabilitation Building at Girgaon

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRC) has announced that it has received generous response from construction companies for the proposed 48-storey building that will be integrated with Girgaon and Kalbadevi metro stations. 

The MMRC is undertaking this project, also known as Girgaon Redevelopment Building (G3), in part to rehabilitate those affected by the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro 3 corridor. This new building will house both residential and commercial establishments.

The plan suggests that this building will have a mix of residential and commercial slots between the 10th and 18th floor while floors 19 to 48 will consist entirely of residential apartments. The G3 is expected to have a total of 475 residential slots, 137 shops/stores, and 19 office spaces.

The MMRC had chosen M/s Vascon Engineers for this project in February while construction is expected to commence on the site soon.  

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Reports mention that firms like JMC Projects, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Projects Limited, Sharpoorji Pallonji, Montecarlo, Capacite InfraProject, Nyati Engineers & Consultants, Vascon Engineers, Nathani Parekh Construction, and Man Infraconstruction had also shown interest in the project. 

While Mumbai’s existing Metro lines are yet to return to their normal state of functioning, Metro authorities have set aside guidelines for a safe resumption of services. Given that metro rides during peak hours involve a lot of commuters, social distancing is certainly going to be a challenge. 

Though there have been hopes of an improving situation in Mumbai, COVID-19 cases have continued to mount, leading the authorities to announce a lockdown until July 5 in BMC’s Ward-S