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Changing Skyline: How New Construction is Shaping Navi Mumbai's Landscape

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Aug 24, 2023

Mumbai boasts of a high stature in the country, thanks to the fact that it houses 77% of all the tall buildings in the country. There are over 100 tall buildings in Mumbai, and this number will likely go up in the future. The city is getting better infrastructure, especially in areas like Navi Mumbai, which helps link different important places together. These changes are making people from nearby areas interested in buying property in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region – MMR. 

Situated along Maharashtra's western coast, Navi Mumbai emerged in 1972 as a fresh urban settlement adjacent to Mumbai. It was conceived primarily to accommodate the burgeoning population of the 'City of Dreams.' The regions and neighbourhoods within Navi Mumbai are either fully developed or experiencing rapid growth, rendering it a prime investment destination for land acquisition.

Today, we are going to have a look at the various new constructions in Navi Mumbai that are reshaping the city's skyline: 

The Mumbai-Trans-Harbour-Link (MTHL)

Despite much discussion and writing about this endeavour, it remains a significant advancement due to its distinction as India's longest sea bridge. Originally set for completion in 2022, the project now confronts a setback due to labour shortages and will not be completed by September 2023. Linking South Mumbai at Sewri with Navi Mumbai's Uran suburb, the bridge will link to the Eastern Freeway and feature a Sewri-Worli East-West connector, benefiting all Mumbaikars. 

This six-lane initiative will handle 49,100 vehicles upon full operation, reducing travel time from over two hours to just 40 minutes end-to-end. MMRDA, the project's overseers, assert that this sea bridge will curtail approximately 25,680 metric tonnes of carbon emissions.


The Metro Line 3 traverses the city centre, connecting Colaba to Andheri via Bandra. Currently, the densely used railway line is the lone choice for Western suburb inhabitants. The Metro Line 3 is anticipated to lighten the passenger burden on railways by 15%. The project's due date is December 2021. Stretching over 33.5 km, it aims to halve travel time for those commuting between Cuffe Parade and Santacruz Airport. 

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) manages the initiative, and on August 8, 2021, announced a breakthrough at Mahalaxmi station, with both tunnels completed beneath the Western Railway track between Mahalaxmi and Lower Parel stations, according to Ranjit Singh Deol, MMRC's managing director. The project is set to be completed by June 2024.

Mumbai-Delhi Expressway 

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Highways and Road Transport conveyed in a written response to the Rajya Sabha that 350 km of the expressway is now built, and the work for the remaining 825 km has been assigned and is progressing. He also recently shared on social media that highway construction has surged during the lockdown period, with a speed of 36.5 km/day in 2020-21. This eight-lane expressway, costing about Rs one lakh crore, was completed in March 2023. Today, it is serving as a crucial link connecting India's financial and political hubs.

Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA)

The deadline for this extensive infrastructure endeavour was extended from 2021 to 2024. The airport's administration changed hands, resulting in a new timeline issued under fresh management. The updated management recently declared their intention to commence Navi Mumbai International Airport's construction next month, with plans for the new airport's operation to begin in 2024. The project's cost totals Rs 16,700 crore. The first two phases of this new construction in Navi Mumbai will be completed by December 2024. 


The new construction in Navi Mumbai holds a special place in the development and growth of the city. They're like puzzle pieces that are going to reshape how the city looks and feels. As the city keeps growing, these new buildings are going to make a big difference in how things appear. These new structures are planned in smart places, designed to meet the needs of more people while also making the city look cooler and work better. Each new building adds a touch of modern style to Navi Mumbai's ever-changing look. These developments show that the city is moving ahead, and they give us all a glimpse of what's to come – a future where Navi Mumbai shines as a hub of progress and new ideas.

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