Devendra Fadnavis, the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Maharastra, announced that the state would be building ‘another’ Mumbai, between Mumbai-Navi Mumbai, and will be home to India’s largest and maximum data centers and would be a hub for the country’s digital economy and Industry 4.0. Once the ongoing infrastructure projects would get completed, this third Mumbai city is touted to go bigger than both the existing cities – Mumbai and Navi Mumbai and will come up in the vicinity of the currently under-construction New Mumbai Airport.
According to Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, there are already major data centers and an international airport in the area. The work on the New Mumbai Airport is expected to be completed around March 2024.
As part of the project to connect Mumbai to Navi Mumbai, the deputy CM announced that work has begun on a 22 Km sea link. Now, there will be a third Mumbai, larger than Mumbai.
A second port apart from JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) with a deeper draft and increased handling capacity will also come up in Maharashtra. The new Nagpur-Mumbai communication Expressway is an economic expressway that will expand the port connectivity to nearly 20 districts, Fadnavis said.
“As of now, we have two Mumbai’s – Mumbai and Navi Mumbai- but once all our infra projects are completed, a third Mumbai will be created. Along with roads and metros, our major emphasis is on port-led connectivity and ecosystem!” Fadnavis said in a Tweet.
At the inauguration of a property expo at Bandra-Kurla Complex in September, Fadnavis said that the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA) will be the third Mumbai after Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.