MUMBAI: RS 20 CRORE PLAN TO MAKE VERSOVA BEACH INTO MIAMI
For many years, there was an ambitious plan to transform Mumbai into Shanghai. Although even a detailed study of the city’s infrastructure can be shown as seen later, the state now has another sublime idea that looks good on paper: convert Versova Beach, the legendary Miami Beach – known for its virgin arenas , Restaurants and its famous nightlife.
It has so far been a challenge for civil authorities to maintain the extensive coastline Versova without waste and plastic debris, but local deputy Ameet Satam and the Maritime Board of Maharashtra (MMB) have ambitious plans to build a maritime entertainment area Versova Along the Miami Beach lines.
The goal behind creating such an area is to use part of the beach for public activities and to control its misuse, which people said had been frequent in the last 25 years.
The “seafront” Versova Beach will do water sports, beach impressions, beach huts, beach cafes and beach sports like cricket, kabbalah and volleyball. The cost of the project is set at Rs 20 million rupees. The project is a joint venture between Šàtam citizens Versova and architect PK Das.
“Beach Versova was invaded by 150 gates.I had to demolish after having been personally maintained on the site seven times.The beach is a space open to the public for leisure, tourism and entertainment.
I would like to gift to the city with a world-class destination on the beaches of Miami. We want to protect open public spaces and promote tourism, which will stimulate the economy, “Satam said.
Atul Patne, CEO, MMB, said that the body currently delineates plots along the beach under the Indian Ports Act to provide contractors. “There are 1-2 acres of land up to 50 meters from the high tide zone, MMB already owns.
We seek to deviate in the coastal zone regulation regulation (CRZ) to build the high tide space with the government land to the contractor to build permanent structures beyond the limits of the CRZ to facilitate tourism, “he said.
Called the Oceana concept, MMB will lease the Versova beach in a company to develop the defined area and identify different activities and vendors. All activities will be provided in an invoice and will remain open to the public every day, with restricted entry day of the event.
The area will be reserved for events up to 100 days a year. The beach is 28 acres, from Ganesh Visarjan near Sagar Kutir to Juhu Moragaon.
An interesting feature is a walk by the sea, a first order of concept in India to connect 8-10 km from the beach of Juhu Beach Versova. The cost of the proposed project for the walk is Rs 25 million rupees.