The project involving the construction of skywalks in the city suburbs got a boost with MMRDA receiving 43 bids to build 14 such structures. MMRDA would feature shopping plazas in 10 of the 14 skywalks. All 14 skywalks would be ready by May 2009, informed a senior official at MMRDA. MMRDA commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad had earlier announced that 50 skywalks would be constructed in different parts of the city and its suburbs at a cost of Rs 600 crore. Seventeen of the 50 skywalks would be constructed by the MSRDC while the MMRDA would develop the rest.
September 11, 2008