Metro Station Work: Govt offices, political parties may not move out of South Mumbai


By Manasi Phadke

In all likelihood, political parties that have been asked to move out of their offices near Vidhan Bhavan in Nariman Point for a proposed Metro station will be given alternative space in south Mumbai itself, close to the state headquarters of Mantralaya.

State government officials are in talks with Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd for office space in its building in Fort area, and also with the World Trade Centre to temporarily move the political parties and government offices that will be impacted because of the construction of a station for the underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro corridor.

“We are in talks with MTNL for four or five offices in its building in the Fort area on rent. They have also offered some office space in North Mumbai on rental basis. The other location being considered is World Trade Centre. As of now they have quoted rental prices based on the market rate, but we will negotiate,” a senior official said. More info