If everything goes as planned, Mumbai will host the tallest building in the world, according to media reports. The Ministry of Ports is all set to build the structure on the Mumbai Port Trust land located in the west coast of the city.
“We plan to build a super-tall structure which will be taller than Burj Khalifa. It will have hotels and restaurants, convention centres, car parking and other facilities,” Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for road transport and port development was quoted as saying by the Asian Age.
The project would be jointly implemented by the Centre and the state government. A huge garden, and a recreation centre would be developed in the area which spans around 1,800 acres. Gadkari told the paper that every family living in the area would be rehabilitated.
Earlier in 2015, Gadkari had said he intended to build a structure taller than the Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa here in the memory of Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji.
"I want a structure taller than the Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings of the world, to come up in Mumbai near the seas. It will be called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj tower," Gadkari had said while speaking at the 'IBN Lokmat' Conclave.
As of now Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 829.8 mt (2,722 ft).