Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) is one of the key areas for which MMRDA is the "Special Planning Authority". Today, the complex enjoys a status that is similar to that of Nariman Point. The complex is already providing more than two lakh jobs and is a perfect solution to absorb future growth of offices and commercial activities successfully. The complex has showcased tremendous growth in the changing times and the development of 'E' block is noteworthy.
The Authority has developed 19 hectares of land with the presence of prominent institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India, Income Tax, Sales Tax, Provident Fund and many other corporate and commercial establishments. Together, these buildings offer an office space as large as 1,17,000 sq. mtrs., potential enough to accommodate thousands of jobs. This meticulously planned complex also showcases a City Park which is regularly thronged with people.
Currently, the BKC also hosts 30 kilometers cycle track and corporate headquarters of MNCs. Several companies operate from BKC. The complex has staff quarters, club, 5 Star Hotels, Convention Complex, Diamond Bourse and hospitals apart from offices.
In 1977, the MMRDA was appointed as the Special Planning Authority for planning and development of this complex. It covers 370 ha. area of once low-lying land on either side of the Mithi River, Vakola Nalla and Mahim Creek. The area had poor surface drainage and was severely affected by pollution in the Mahim Creek. The channelization of 6.0 Km of the length of the Mithi River from Mahim causeway to CST Road Bridge and its tributary Vakolla Nalla was undertaken since 1980's to improve water carrying capacity and reduce pollution. Following the floods of 2005, further widening and deepening took place along with improvement of bed gradient.