11 Jul, 2017
NAVI MUMBAI: Billed as the biggest commercial hub in the megapolis and revenue grosser for Cidco by way of land sale, the urban sprawl of 120 hectares in Kharghar is described informally in the official lexicon as the BKC II—bigger than the Bandra Kurla complex.
Helmed by the golf course and vast green acres of the central park and nestled close to the picturesque Pandavkada hills of Parsik hill, the signature commercial hub promises to be a resort like experience.
Cidco will be floating a global tender -expression of interest—scheduled Friday to invite signature architects with 15 years of minimum experience for the master plan of Corporate Park, Kharghar. Stage II will witness fierce competition among them to get selected for designing, conceptualising and preparing the detailed project report, said senior PRO, Mohan Ninawe.
With the net land use double of BKC (63 hectares mixed land use), the BKC II hub is in close proximity to the upcoming second international airport. Sources said with the Devendra Fadnavis rolling out the MTHL project providing south Mumbai connectivity, it was the right time for CIDCO to go ahead with the ambitious project.
The commercial park has the nod of chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis, who holds the urban development department portfolio.
Dinkar Samant, former chief architect and planner of CIDCO, who had presented the approach paper of the project and made a detailed presentation in January 2016 to Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, the then MD, told TOI, ``the board approved it in a week's time after the presentation. It's going to be the best and on par with some of the signature commercial parks abroad.''
The hub is planned as a major employment source besides making the city self-sufficient with global and Indian corporate headquarters.