Urban Design

Urban Design

Shri.Pradeep M Yadav
Shri.Pradeep M Yadav
Urban Design
Considering Urban Design's importance and to increase its involvement for holistic development of the City, MMRDA on 28th May 2021 has established a new Independent Urban Design Division in MMRDA.MMRDA aim to transform the image of the city by making it more inclusive, safer, pedestrian and cyclist friendly, eco-friendly, aesthetically pleasing and vibrant through Urban Design Intervention. Urban Design Division is assigned with task to give Urban Design Inputs for all the projects of MMRDA.
The Urban Design Division is presently handling following works:
  1. MTHL- Main Land Corridor
  2. Mithi River Front Development
  3. Kalanagar Proposals (excluding tender process)
  4. Western and Eastern Express Highway and BKC Cycle Track
  5. Urban Design Intervention for BKC, Mumbai

Project List

1. MTHL – Main Land Corridor

MMRDA is Implementing the MTHL Project having total length of 21.80km in 3 Civil Packages and package 4 for Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and other facilities. The Right of Way of the viaduct on Navi Mumbai side in village Gavan, village Jasai and village Chirle is 120 m on land whereas the width of the viaduct is about 30m and the Right of Way land area is 108.43 Ha.MTHL – Main Land Corridor forms the part of Navi Mumbai Development Plan. MMRDA is working onpreparation of Master Plan for the MTHL- Main Land Corridor.
                                          Visionary Plan for MTHL-Main Land Corridor
2. Mithi River Front Development
MMRDA has undertaken the Mithi River Front Development project which is conceived as a Tourism Development Project which will Integrate the River front and Sea front forming a large city level public open space. A Master Plan for a stretch of approximately 11 kms from CST Bridge to Mahim Causeway is under preparation by MMRDA. This Place-making project intends to create vibrant and significant Public place along the River edge which will attract people from all parts of city. The Strategies involved in development of the river front is to revive the River Edge by bringing in Activities along the Mithi River, to use the River and Seafront for leisure, entertainment and recreational use, to create a seamless Pedestrian and Cycling linkages from the BKC Commercial District and from other Arterial Roads of the City to the riverfront and to preserve and protect the existing Mangroves.
                                            Visionary Plan for the Mithi Riverfront Development
3. Kalanagar Proposals
Kalanagar Junction forms an important Node of the City, as there are existing and proposed Flyovers, proposed elevated Metro lines, Sion Dharavi bridge and also various other major Transit Corridors passing through the said Junction. These flyovers and bridges around the Kalanagar Node are to be constructed as iconic structures and the area in vicinity with the Urban Design interventions to create an Identity to the City.
The node enhancement project intends to create Urban spaces such as linear public parks, public plazas below the flyovers and Island plazas on traffic Islands, to build Iconic Bridges around the Kalanagar node to uplift the image of the junction.
4. Cycle Track along Western and Eastern Express Highway and BKC
Since a decade, the number of private car ownership is rising in the city of Mumbai, resulting in the traffic and pollution issues. Mumbai lack cycling infrastructure in its existing roads. Thus, in order to promote Cycling within Mumbai and to make cycling safer and more attractive, a cycling – inclusive planning and design is required to be prepared. Cycling-Inclusive planning and design is essential to enable Mumbai to reach its ambitious target for cycling which have been met in many European cities. MMRDA aims to develop Cycle Track along the Western Express Highway and Eastern Express Highway being the main arterial roads which are used by lakhs of public for their daily commute. A well designed segregated two-way cycle tracks on both sides of the highway with multi-utility space, green buffer area and cycle stands will be developed by MMRDA.MMRDA has already developed cycle track (partly) in G Block of BKC.

5. Refurbishment of Bandra Kurla Complex
In order to create a holistic development of public realm within BKC, MMRDA has proposed new refurbishment projects within various blocks of BKC. The project will consist of improvement of Traffic Islands, Medians, Junctions, Public Open Spaces, Soft verges, creation of "Branding" or "Placemaking" Areas etc. within BKC which will help in uplifting the image of the district.