Developing Bhiwandi into a logistics hub
Giving a boost to growth centres, experts have been suggesting FSI in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
With a focus to develop the town of Bhiwandi into a logistics hub, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning an increase in the Floor Space Index (FSI) in this city near Mumbai. The agency has prepared a development plan for more than 2,000 hectares of land, around 500 hectares of which will be used for the hub. This is being done to create more growth centres in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The final call will be taken after receiving nods from other relevant authorities.
Though several landlords and companies have set up logistic parks in and around Bhiwandi based on FSI of 0.2, these are considered informal. They do not conform to building permission and FSI norms, including no proper zones are earmarked for chemical and electronics warehouses. The new formal logistics hub will take these factors into deliberation.
In the last few years, the Maharashtra government has been making efforts, through MMRDA, to develop new growth centres around the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Programmes related to improvement in infrastructure and transport have been carried out in Kalyan, Vasai-Virar, Greater Panvel and Pen-Alibaug.