Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari announced that the Mumbai Port Trust will create the “world’s largest garden” in central Mumbai by reclaiming land.
He added that the proposal was already a part of Mumbai’s development plan. “The Mumbai Port Trust will be reclaiming 350 hectares to create the world’s largest garden in Mumbai,” Gadkari said after laying the foundation stone for an international cruise terminal in Mumbai.
Nitin further requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to use his special privileges to clear the proposal.
Gadkari said in order to carry out a slew of citizen-centric activities as part of the Eastern Waterfront project, it is necessary to accord the status of special planning authority (SPA) to the Mumbai Port Trust.