In the first tender issued in 2018, the petitioner company had emerged as the highest bidder with its Rs 7,200 crore bid. This had been cancelled by the state government in February this year.
The project, which reportedly has a revenue potential of Rs 20,000 crore, involves rebuilding the Dharavi slum sprawl in central Mumbai, located near the BKC business district.
Several Union Ministers and the Chief Ministers or Governors also joined the foundation stones laying ceremony from their respective states.
While I have no preconceived notions about redeveloping Dharavi, what I do have are good intent and an iron will for a human-centric transformation with the people of Dharavi at its centre.
This busy hive of activity is about to be disrupted, as they are to be relocated to an adjacent parcel of land till Dharavi is redeveloped for both housing and industrial purposes.
Adani Properties will be the lead partner in the project for which a special-purpose vehicle will be formed.
Industrial associations concerned will bear 10 per cent of the consultant charges and the remaining will be borne by the government.
Murakami used to sit beyond the outfield fence, stretching out with a beer to watch the game on a grassy slope.