New tourist attraction similar to the iconic London Eye may soon come up at Bandra
The said structure which is also referred as Mumbai Eye is likely to have enclosed capsules, wherein the tourists can sit and enjoy the view of the city’s skyline
The Maharashtra government is planning to develop London Eye-like structure in Mumbai, to facilitate tourists with the bird’s eye view of the city. The proposed structure is likely to come up near the Bandra end of the sea link. The said structure which is also referred as Mumbai Eye is likely to have enclosed capsules, wherein the tourists can sit and enjoy the view of the city’s skyline and the surrounding areas. The proposal to set up such a structure came up during a discussion in the weekly cabinet meeting that was held recently.
Informing about the project, Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar said, “The state government is planning to build Mumbai Eye and other such observatories in other cities. We keep seeing these structures around the world. We can have it at a vacant plot in Bandra Reclamation, if there are no coastal regulatory zone issues.”
The project will be implemented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). As per reports, MMRDA will soon invite expressions of interest (EoI) for the same. Besides, it will also seek clearances from various departments for the project. A MMRDA official, who was part of the Cabinet meeting, said the government aims to create a new tourist attraction in the city. “The London Eye and other projects are a huge attraction for tourist as well as locals,” he said.