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MMRDA plans to transform BKC into a 'smart city'

PTI Sep 15, 2014, 07.46PM IST

MUMBAI: With a view to attract investor interests and get a premium pricing for its remaining land bank, the city's planning authority MMRDA plans to transform the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) into a 'smart city'.

"We want to provide such basic amenities that will transform BKC into a smart city, which will strengthen its brand value," Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) Additional Commissioner Sanjay Sethi told PTI.

He said the authority is contemplating to provide facilities like wi-fi in the region, smart parkings, street lights with focus on energy efficiency, among others.

Article 2:

MMRDA sets ball rolling to make BKC smart city

Written by Manasi Phadke | Mumbai | Published on:October 6, 2014 12:46 am

A few days before the poll code of conduct set in, the Congress-led Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had called for tenders to create Maharashtra’s first smart city, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), the glitzy business district of the country’s commercial capital.

Building smart cities has been a major campaign agenda of the BJP and a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Union government has set aside Rs 7,060 crore for the creation of 100 smart cities either by moulding satellite towns around large cities or modernising existing mid-sized cities.

Article 3:

MMRDA to tap tech for smart BKC

Manthan K Mehta, TNN | Apr 12, 2014, 12.30AM IST

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to implement the smart city project in Bandra-Kurla Complex that will entail better management of energy, provision of user-friendly applications and enhanced security.

In the first phase of the project, MMRDA plans to concentrate on wi-fi connectivity, energy-efficient street lighting, mobile-enabled parking spot locator, smart security and a visitor-friendly portal.

Article 4:

Maharashtra to develop BKC as smart city

Ketaki Ghoge, Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Updated: Feb 07, 2015 19:03 IST

Can Bandra- Kurla Complex be the country’s first international finance centre? The verdict is still out on whether the long-cherished dream of making the country’s financial capital also a global finance centre can be achieved. But, for starters, the state government is looking at setting it up as the first smart city, putting in place the ecosystem required for an international finance centre, on the lines of Singapore or London.

"We are planning a smart city at BKC, complete with Wi-Fi connectivity, CCTV-based surveillance system, electronically monitored parking, solar lights and some special apps that can be used here. To make it more lively, we have planned that all ground floors in the complex will house only retail outlets or restaurants, to make it buzz with activity like Linking Road,’’ said UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the government agency that has developed the BKC.