Mumbai's dream of becoming an international financial centre may soon be a reality

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By MC Govardhana Rangan & Rohit Chandavarkar, ET Bureau

Fadnavis also promises to transform the city’s infrastructure.

“My agenda for Mumbai has a two-pronged approach. One is to develop more space for commercial purpose as well as housing purpose and second is to improve the public transport structure in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) so that workers and executives from private and public sector can function more efficiently,” he said.

“Commercial spaces must be developed for business and financial services sector so that the lease rates become affordable.

Only one or two new central business areas have been developed in the last 20 years. There is a lot of scope to develop more such areas in the MMR region.”

He also wants to slash commute times drastically. “I am going to push for the trans-harbour link which will connect Navi Mumbai to south Mumbai.” More info

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